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A lighthearted story of a boy named Crocodile and his adventures as he struggles to live in poverty in the vacant south.
A lighthearted story of a boy named Crocodile and his adventures as he struggles to live in poverty in the vacant south.
46 backers pledged $2,475 to help bring this project to life.

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When the only means of transportation you have runs out of gas, the journey to find fuel is sometimes a bit more complicated than it may seem.
When the only means of transportation you have runs out of gas, the journey to find fuel is sometimes a bit more complicated than it may seem.

It's not easy living on your own, especially if you're fighting everyday for survival. Swampland is the story of a boy who struggles to cope with his mother's death while living in an abandoned shack in the vacant South.

Without a mother/father figure the protagonist decides to change his name to "Crocodile," a creature he has never seen, but he often connects with on a deeper level. This film will follow the journey of Crocodile as he struggles to find his true identity that will not only bring him back to the memory of his lost mother, but teach him strength and the power to overcome.

I need your help! I'm a college student currently working on my Senior thesis. I can't make this project happen without your consideration. Any donation will help!  The money will go towards props, equipment, crew and talent reimbursement, and food and shelter. Filmmaking is my passion, and it's a bummer that it costs so much money to make my vision come to life, but you can play a big part in creating the spark to start it all!

There are rewards for your generous donations. I know it's nothing too fancy, but I'm not asking for a million dollars (although if you're willing to donate, I won't refuse). At the right, you will see the reward for each donation. However, don't look at each donation as the potential reward you will receive - look at it as the support you will give to help get this film off the ground!

I see Festivals in the future for this film if all plays out right. I don't want to sound pretentious, but I wrote a damn good script and I plan to work my ass off at executing it perfectly. With just a little money to get it started, I can plan to have this film shot, edited, and released by January of next year.

I don't want to give too much away, but there will be plenty of drama, comedy, friendship, and a little violence to keep those action-lovers intrigued.

After Crocodile befriends a girl named Jennifer, he gets into trouble with her drunken father, Stewart.
After Crocodile befriends a girl named Jennifer, he gets into trouble with her drunken father, Stewart.

Here's the teaser without my introduction for all of you knuckleheads with short attention spans:

Swampland (Kickstarter Teaser) from Kenneth Bauer on Vimeo.

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