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#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap - July 9, 2014

Everyone could use a little help. Check out our latest recap of the most promising film projects using crowdfunding, like kickstarter and indiegogo.

Do you have a #filmSOS? To be included in our latest #filmSOS Crowdfunding Recap, email your request to filmschoolshorts [at] kqed [dot] org. In the body of the email, include a link to your crowdfunding campaign page, a brief description of your project and what university you’re affiliated with. Let us know how you heard about us. Write “#filmSOS Crowdfunding Recap” and the title of your project in the subject line. We’ll include it in our latest recap! [caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”500”]#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap #filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap[/caption]

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The Universe
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]The Universe The Universe[/caption] DESCRIPTION: The Universe is a super exciting student thesis film releasing this summer from award-winning director Ian Watt. The short provides deep reflection on the meaning behind experiences of life, and what it means to be - to engage with the world around us. COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jun 12 and will close on July 12, 2014 (11:59pm PT). LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-universe—2/x/8124117
Carnal Orient
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]Carnal Orient Carnal Orient[/caption] DESCRIPTION: A short “music video” exploring the nightmarish undertones of Asian fetish. COUNTDOWN: This project will be funded if at least $4,500 is pledged by Tue, Jul 15 2014 10:04 AM PDT. LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1667814657/carnal-orient
Where the Cicadas Chirp
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DESCRIPTION: Where the Cicadas Chirp is a student short Western film centering on revenge, betrayal, and a showdown between a brother and sister. COUNTDOWN: The project will only be funded if at least $2,000 is pledged by Tue, Jul 15 2014 9:59 PM PDT. LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1622746924/where-the-cicadas-chirp
Flat Tire
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]Flat Tire Flat Tire[/caption] DESCRIPTION: Flat Tire is a psychological thriller about a stranded woman, a good Samaritan, and a much too familiar roadside dilemma. Getting a flat is only the beginning. COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on May 17 and will close on July 16, 2014 (11:59pm PT). LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flat-tire-short-film/x/8124117
Coldest Summer
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]Coldest Summer Coldest Summer[/caption] DESCRIPTION: Coldest Summer is an action/horror short film made by two film students in Wilmington, North Carolina. COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jun 17 and will close on July 17, 2014 (11:59pm PT). LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/coldest-summer-short-film/x/8124117

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True Faith
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]True Faith True Faith[/caption] DESCRIPTION: Jealousy. Narcissism. Secrecy. Drink. Drugs. New Wave. TRUE FAITH: A love story in reverse. COUNTDOWN: This project will be funded on Fri, Jul 18 2014 10:12 AM PDT. LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1312169132/true-faith-our-dissertation-project-10-minute-film
Belonging
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]Belonging Belonging[/caption] DESCRIPTION: Children refugees of WWII brought to Elvas, Portugal. An encounter leads to a timeless story of communicating beyond language. COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least £800 is pledged by Sun, Jul 20 2014 3:59 PM PDT. LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/290412797/belonging-film-project
Rebound
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]Rebound Rebound[/caption] DESCRIPTION: Rebound is a short film about a guy and a girl who got to the park one night. COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 06 and will close on July 20, 2014 (11:59pm PT). LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rebound-short-film/x/8124117
The Manic and the Pear
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]The Manic and the Pear The Manic and the Pear[/caption] DESCRIPTION: An intimate look at the battle between wanting to be left alone and the fear of being lonely. A character piece for the introverted. COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $5,500 CAD is pledged by Tue, Jul 22 2014 4:13 PM PDT. LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1511045528/the-manic-and-the-pear
The Echo Chamber
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]The Echo Chamber The Echo Chamber[/caption] DESCRIPTION: This short film is about a boy whose sketchbook is stolen. To get it back, he must enter an alleyway in which time does not exist. COUNTDOWN: This project will be funded if at least $1,000 is pledged before Fri, July 25 2014 at 12:58 PM LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/419247952/the-echo-chamber
Witch Hunt
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]Witch Hunt Witch Hunt[/caption] DESCRIPTION: Witch Hunt is a short film about a young witch discovering her power. COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jun 26 and will close on July 26 (11:59pm PT). LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/witch-hunt-short-film/x/8124117
Portrait 
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]Portrait Portrait[/caption] DESCRIPTION: A short period film by Melissa-Kelly Franklin, inspired by artist, poet & Pre-Raphaelite muse Lizzie Siddal. COUNTDOWN: This project will be funded if at least £3,000 is pledged by Sun, July 27 2014 at 3:00 PM PDT. LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/301454035/portrait-a-short-film-by-melissa-kelly-franklin
In the Basement  
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]In the Basement  In the Basement[/caption] DESCRIPTION: Revenge is a mouthful! This is horror film-making at its best! COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 07 and will close on July 27, 2014 (11:59pm PT). LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vanity-short-film/x/8124117
Deceive
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]Deceive Deceive[/caption] DESCRIPTION: Love and business are the two opposing forces in young swindler, Tavis’s life. Can he find truth in the dishonest life he lives? COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jun 04 and will close on August 03, 2014 (11:59pm PT). LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/deceive-carnegie-mellon-university-senior-thesis-short-film
Bully
[caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”500”]Bully Bully[/caption] DESCRIPTION: Prince is a freshman home from college and volunteers to participate in a local prison experiment. When he is assigned to the team of guards, his friend Malachi is the one prisoner who refuses to conform. Prince is then thrust into situations that call for him to fight fire with fire. COUNTDOWN: This campaign started on Jul 07 and will close on September 05, 2014 (11:59pm PT). LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bully-a-short-film/x/8124117

#filmSOS Crowdfunding Campaigns Recap – June 20, 2014

Everyone could use a little help. Check out our latest recap of the most promising film projects using crowdfunding.

Do you have a #filmSOS? Email requests to amorablanco@kqed.org. In the BODY of the email, include a link to your crowdfunding page, a brief description of your project and what university you’re affiliated with. Write “FSS CROWDFUNDING ROUNDUP” and the title of your project in the SUBJECT line and we’ll include it in our latest RECAP.

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TITLE: Bicycle

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DESCRIPTION: A Columbia College Thesis Film, a story about imagination and courage being the gateway to freedom. Minimal dialogue, shot on the RED.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $5,000 is pledged by Wed, Jun 25 2014 1:58 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/194553872/bicycles?ref=discovery

TITLE: Big Demon Promise

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DESCRIPTION: A hometown farm boy hires a redneck demon hunter to help get rid his father of an evil spirit. In the tone of ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Zombieland.’

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $10,000 is pledged by Mon, Jun 30 2014 8:59 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1829804752/big-demon-promise-a-comedy-horror-short-film?ref=discovery

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TITLE: What Was Left

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DESCRIPTION: Eric, a young man who is faced with the sudden death of his estranged father, sets out to find the man’s last known possession.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $3,000 is pledged by Fri, Jul 4 2014 8:59 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/332278614/what-was-left-a-short-film?ref=discovery

TITLE: Dugout

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DESCRIPTION: A 1970s-era short film following two teenaged boys who enact revenge on a mutual friend’s ex-lover by stealing his prized canoe.

COUNTDOWN: This campaign will close on Fri, Jul 4 2014 11:59 PM PT.

LINK: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dugout-short-film

TITLE: TANK

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DESCRIPTION: When a training exercise gets ambushed, Dom Jackson must decide whether to stay in the talk or face the enemy that waits outside.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least £240 is pledged by Sun, Jul 6 2014 2:00 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/745029712/tank?ref=discovery

TITLE: Against Medical Advice

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DESCRIPTION: Soon-Jung Kim (60’s) goes for a routine check up at her doctor’s office, but accidentally ends up in the ER. Mimi (30’s), her daughter, hears the news and rushes to the hospital thinking that there was a misunderstanding due to Soon-Jung’s difficulty with English. Upon arrival, Mimi finds out there is a real cause for concern, but they are both not ready to accept the news.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $17,500 is pledged by Wed, Jul 9 2014 7:16 AM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/against-advice/against-medical-advice?ref=category

TITLE: Missed Call from Dickhole

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DESCRIPTION: Cori: works a dead-end job, hooking up with her asshole of an assistant manager, struggling to find herself. Eats breakfast burritos.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $1,000 is pledged by Wed, Jul 9 2014 4:19 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brookehartnett/missed-call-from-dickhole?ref=discovery

TITLE: Danny Dynamite

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DESCRIPTION: To get Gwen to notice him, high school dweeb, Harry teams up with his animated action figure, Danny Dynamite, to find his inner badass.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $8,000 is pledged by Thu, Jul 10 2014 11:01 AM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/henrydrayton/danny-dynamite-a-short-comedy?ref=category

TITLE: Sunrise End

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DESCRIPTION: A film about a young estate lawyer’s friendship with an elderly woman, whom he meets as he is writing her will.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $2,000 is pledged by Sat, Jul 12 2014 8:59 PM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/381819039/sunrise-end?ref=discovery

TITLE: Causalité/Causality 

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DESCRIPTION: On the verge of completing the world’s first device capable of time travel, Erin falls into despair which will challenge her morally.

COUNTDOWN: This project will only be funded if at least $1,200 is pledged by Mon, Jul 14 2014 4:00 AM PDT.

LINK: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/455487667/causalite-causality-short-film?ref=discovery

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