Monday, May 05, 2014

Crowd Sourcing News

A couple of projects to tell you about, as always these are for information only and backing is done at your own risk.

The first is a film being made by Richard Griffin called Sins of Dracula and the plot looks a little like:

As the star of his church choir, there’s nothing that brings Billy more joy than the opportunity to sing for an audience. However, as his desire to perform grows, the stalwart youth finds that waiting until Sunday to get his fix just simply isn’t enough. Going against the advice of his pastor, Billy follows his girlfriend into the world of secular entertainment, joining the local community theatre troupe. There, Billy is introduced to a whole new world, where his fellow thespians dabble in drugs, sexual perversion, and table-top game-play. Yet, for all the newly minted depravities Billy encounters, none could prepare him for the darkest truth of them all: The theatre group is actually a front for a Satanic cult intent on raising Dracula from the grave!

A tongue-in-cheek tale that satirizes the Christian scare films of the 70s and 80s, The Sins of Dracula is a story of sex, sacrilege, and sin. It’s a world where Sondheim is Satan, Broadway means blasphemy, and where taking the stage just might mean curtains…for your eternal soul

The film has a Facebook and can be backed at Go Fund Me.

The second is a little unusual as it isn’t a film but a whole film festival.

I was contacted by the organisers of the 5th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival, who asked whether I could mention them on TMtV. They are looking for funding to support a higher number of free film submissions and to bring selected filmmakers to the festival. They also suggest that funding will help them pay for theatre space, office space, screening equipment and advertisements. It will let them hire crews and technicians to film the festival events, and buy coffee for the volunteers who work long shifts making the festival happen. It will enable them to give out better awards and it will keep them in business for the next year!

The campaign can be found at Indigogo and I have embedded a short video about the event below:

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