02 July 2012

The Crowdfunding Compilation (2 July 2012)

This is a list of the independent film crowdfunding campaigns that either just launched this week or are ending this week, provided I either happened to notice them or they used the hashtag #twitfund to pitch it.

Want to be on the list? Give a Twitter Pitch (which is like an elevator pitch, only shorter). Put the hashtag at the end. Easy as that.

Don't see yours? Well, that's because no one told me about it.

Ending Soon

Sunday Morning

Filmmakers: Brian O'Toole and Arthur Mulhern

The Pitch: Our story takes place through the eyes of Kiva - a bright and mischievous little girl. She is running wild around her palatial house on a Sunday morning. Her escapades grow more dangerous and we begin to fear for her safety. Clues around the house suggest that her absent parents are linked with organized crime. After a scary experience in the swimming pool, Kiva has an encounter with a visiting window cleaner. But can he be trusted? And where are her parents?

Goal: $5,000

Ends: Monday, 02 July at 11:59PM PT

All or Nothing? No.

Those Lighter Fluid Days

Filmmakers: M.J. Slide (@MJ_Slide

The Pitch

It's been almost two years since 19 year old Bree March's Mother passed away and the entire family is struggling to keep their heads above water. Todd, her Father drowns his grief in cheap beer, leaving the responsibility of caring for 7 year old, Taylor, her younger sister, completely to Bree.

The Goal: $9,500

Ends: Sunday, 08 July, 11:59PM PT

All or Nothing? No

Just Launched

Citizen - The web-series pilot

Filmmakers: Matt Campbell, Amanda Verhagen, and Cole Hewlett

The Pitch:

Two Canadian operatives are deep cover in a perfect small town in mid-America. Things go wrong and they are hunted by the citizens of the town as they work to uncover the secrets behind their madness . The ultimate "big brother" technology and insurmountable threats combine to create an action thriller series along the same vein as the "Bourne" movies.

The Goal: $20,000

Ends: Tuesday, 31 July at 11:59pm PT

All or Nothing? No

The Zero One Mandate

Filmmakers: Kareem N. Gray

The Pitch:

The film follows Devon Owens;  a man that has discovered something amazing hidden in the data streams of the internet. We follow Devon as he becomes something greater. He becomes the hero an unsuspecting world needs. 

The Goal: $20,000

Ends: Saturday, 18 August at 9:57pm EDT

All or Nothing? YES

Lucas McNelly is the filmmaker behind A YEAR WITHOUT RENT, UP COUNTRY, BLANC DE BLANC, and GRAVIDA. He consults on Kickstarter campaigns for a living. He hasn't lived anywhere in a long time.