The filmmakers who brought you the indie hit CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME are making a new comedy about lesbian hookers!
Margaret is a down-on-her-luck, lesbian hooker in training. She meets Jo, a beautiful, self-assured grifter from a wealthy family and an expert on picking up women, even though she considers herself a card-carrying heterosexual. The duo hit the streets, hilarity ensues!
An honest comedy about what happens when Brooklyn comedian Donna Stern gets dumped, fired and pregnant just in time for the worst/best Valentine's Day of her life, Gillian Robespierre's feature is proudly produced by Kickstarter's own Elisabeth Holm. Congrats to the home team!
A live documentary loosely inspired by the Guinness Book of Records. Help us get to our world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival!
A playful and beautifully poetic meditation on humanity, loosely inspired by the Guinness World Records book series, this New Frontier piece weaves original portraits, archival footage, live narration, and a live soundtrack from yMusic to ruminate on fate and human existence.
It's 1972 during the famous playoff game between the Steelers and Raiders. Can Joey, a shy 16 year old,win over the girl of his dreams?
Currently seeking finishing funds, Charlotte Glynn's narrative short is set in 1972 in the hardworking steel town of Pittsburgh, PA. Sixteen year-old Joey has the chance to prove himself when his crush ends up at his house to watch the infamous Steelers-Raiders football game.
"Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something." - Thomas A. Edison
Aidan Bloom, a 35-year-old struggling actor, father, and husband, is still trying to find purpose in his life. In coming to terms with the death of his father, Aidan and his family unite to discover how to turn the page onto the next chapter. Congrats to Zach! An all-time fav!
Musical feature film about a long lazy summer in Glasgow, Stuart Murdoch (Belle & Sebastian) directs, Barry Mendel (Rushmore) produces.
In the World Cinema Dramatic Competition, this musical from Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch follows some messed up boys 'n girls and the music they made. A KS staff favorite, one lucky backer pledged to shout "that's a wrap" on the last shot of production! So rad.
A Spotlight selection first premiering to acclaim in Cannes, and soon to be release by RADiUS-TWC this Spring, Jeremy Saulnier's second feature follows a mysterious outsider whose quiet life turns upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance.
A Sammy Davis, Jr. impersonator, hired to visit with a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself delivering last rites at the man's bedside.
Todd and KS go way back to 2010, when he raised funds for his 2011 Sundance feature THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM. In his latest short, a Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator, hired to visit a loyal Rat Pack fan, finds himself performing the last rites at the boy's bedside. Welcome back, sir!
In a rural, American town, kids face heartbreaking choices, find comfort in family bonds and dream of a future of possibility.
In the rural town of Rich Hill, Missouri, the population of 1,393 includes three little boys and their families who face heartbreaking choices, find comfort in the most fragile of bonds, and dream of a future of possibility. A U.S. Doc Competition World Premiere.
The legend of Dock Ellis includes LSD, hair curlers & beaning batters. We explore the man behind the legend and his legacy.
As you may have seen animated, Dock Ellis famously pitched a no-hitter on LSD. But you probably didn't know he then spent decades counseling drug abusers, keeping hitters honest and embarrassing the establishment. Players, friends, and family share his life on and off the field.
CLOUDS is a documentary exploring creativity through the lens of code
In this year's New Frontier section, CLOUDS is no ordinary doc! Assembled from code and 3D-scanned conversations, this interactive experience features emerging artists and hackers creating tools for poetic and socially engaged experiments in technology. An Eyebeam favorite!
THE BABADOOK is a psychological horror about a mother who becomes possessed by a monster that wills her to kill her 6-year-old son.
A Midnight premiere from first-time feature director Jennifer Kent, in this terrifying and tension-filled story, a single mother, reeling from her husband’s violent death, tries to cope with her son’s fear of a monster in the house.
An investigative documentary from director Brian Knappenberger about the life of the internet pioneer and activist Aaron Swartz.
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz achieved groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing. His passion for open access ensnared him in a legal nightmare that ended with the taking of his own life at age 26. Backed by many a KS staffer.
3 Native Americans: a college-bound student, a father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual struggle to escape their Indian reservation.
Three young Native Americans — a rebellious father-to-be, a devout Christian woman, and a promiscuous transsexual — come of age on an Indian reservation. Premiering in NEXT, Sydney Freeland's feature seeks to defy judgment and inspire hope. Down for that!
July 1969. It’s the night of the moon landing. And a ragtag group of Zambian exiles are trying to beat America to the moon.
Last year Frances' Kickstarter-funded BONESHAKER premiered at Sundance. This year the lady's back, this time with a tale inspired by true events: On July 16th 1969, America prepares to launch Apollo 11while the Zambia Space Academy hopes to beat America to the moon. Cooooool.
Colombia is the focal point of the new global gold rush and Marmato, a mining town with over 500 years of history, is the new frontier.
Colombia is the center of a new global gold rush, and Marmato, a historic mining town, is the new frontier. Filmed over the course of nearly six years, Marmato chronicles how townspeople confront a Canadian mining company that wants the $20 billion in gold beneath their homes.
A film about the power of music and the social worker who uses it to “awaken” patients with dementia and Alzheimer's.
Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease and dementia —many of them alone in nursing homes. A man with a simple idea discovers songs embedded deep in memory can ease pain and awaken fading minds. Confronting our cultural fears over aging, joy and life resuscitate.
Cesar Chavez’s commitment to fighting for America’s farm workers and the urgent need to resurrect his organizing model today.
Inspired by Catholic social teaching, Cesar Chavez risked his life fighting for America’s poorest workers. This documentary illuminates the intensity of one man’s devotion and personal sacrifice, the birth of an economic justice movement, and an untold story of civil rights.
In this U.S. Narrative Short, a young American man spends one last night with his deceased friend while stranded in rural Mexico. A dark, eccentric, fish-out-of-water tale from the awesome editor of many an episode of "Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!"
Developer kit for the Oculus Rift - the first truly immersive virtual reality headset for video games.
Oculus Rift's VR Cinema app places viewers inside a stadium-seated virtual theater. Sundance audiences will queue up to experience virtual reality (including the KS-funded "Clouds") using prototype versions of the Oculus Rift headset in the New Frontier installation lounge.