We continued to be inspired and humbled by the success of Film & Video projects on Kickstarter. This January, 17 Kickstarter-funded films went to Sundance, where many were picked up for distribution, won awards, and floored critics; last month 33 Kickstarter-funded films played SXSW, where they inspired audiences, took home a slew of awards, and dazzlingly danced through the streets of Austin. This week Blue Like Jazz, the most funded Kickstarter film of all time, opened on over 100 screens nationwide. And now, in our hometown of New York City, 12 Kickstarter films are screening at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival!
Please join us in congratulating these filmmakers on their accomplishments, and if you're in town, RUN DON'T WALK to catch these films!
Some great currently funding ones to check out:
Steve Maing's High Tech, Low Life — As the Chinese government expands its efforts to police the internet and block websites in the country, the rising tide of censorship has aroused a wave of citizen bloggers including young Zola and veteran Tiger Temple. As these rebel journalists grow, urgent truth spreads.
Alex Karpovsky's Rubberneck — Indie auteur/actor Alex Karpovsky (Sleepwalk With Me, Girls) directs and stars in this "slow-burn psychosexual" character-driven story of desire, infatuation, and repression. Months after a one night stand with his coworker, Boston scientist Paul still finds himself consumed with Danielle — and not in a healthy way. A thriller lurks here!
Jenny Deller's Future Weather — A portrait of a Midwestern teen who, after being abandoned by her mom, takes refuge from an unstable home life in science and nature. Intimately sweet and poignant, this is the story of three generations of women as they navigate responsibility and survival.
And their successfully-funded fellows...
Benjamin Dickinson's First Winter
Ron Morales' Graceland
Ira Sachs' Keep The Lights On
Andrew Semans' Nancy, Please
Tom Putnam & Brenna Sanchez's Burn
Scott Thurman's The Revisionaries
Sandy Patch's El Ultimo Hielero (The Last Ice Merchant)
Martin Rosete's Voice Over
Ross Cohen's Willowbrook
See you at the afterparty!