The Kickstarter Blog

Best Narrative Film Project


Putty Hill by Matt Porterfield

Putty Hill director Matt Porterfield spent years on a project called Metal Gods — winning awards for its script and recruiting a cast of non-actors from malls and local metal shows — before funding (what else?) fell through at the eleventh hour. From the ashes of Metal Gods came Putty Hill, a brilliant film that weaves narrative storytelling and documentary-style filmmaking. Roger Ebert gave it a four-star rave and The New Yorker gushed, “if there’s an independent cinema, this movie is it, and if there’s a new director, here he is.” Audiences can see for themselves in February when Putty Hill opens in theaters.
Honorable Mention: We fell hard for the underdog story behind 95ers: Echoes, a true DIY production; Todd Chandler’s lush Flood Tide was among the standouts at the Kickstarter Film Festival; and who can forget the amazing story of Blue Like Jazz?

See more Kickstarter award winners here.


    1. 95ers.small

      Creator Tom Durham on September 7, 2012

      HEY YANCEY! Thanks for noticing 95ers. Kickstarter has been so awesome. Did I mention that 95ers is completed and in distribution in Asia??? THANK YOU KICKSTARTER! I'm currently cooking up the next sci-fi movie to take kickstarter by storm! :)