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Established in 2016, Unkut is a nonprofit production company designing films in the public domain. Based in Austin, TX our goal is to help create a more sustainable future for independent cinema.

By moving to a nonprofit model, we hope to help create and contribute to a form of art, one that is based on openness and giving, transparency and hope. Our vision is to make cinema, like love, in all its forms, accessible to everyone, not only to viewers but creators alike.

Our films and all source material including fonts, screenplays, storyboards, music and props will be freely available to copy, distribute, display, perform, remix and sell. And by releasing our projects under a Creative Commons CC0 license, it’s our hope that we can, in some small way, help to contribute to the world’s cultural heritage that we all freely share in.

-Derek Kaler


2028 E Ben White Blvd #240-1564 Austin, TX 78741


Tax ID: 81-3798900


Our first film, Everything, is a coming of age short set in El Paso. It follows the story of Sinai, a young woman faced with the decision of working at a motel or joining the Army after the death of her ailing father. Set during the backdrop of the recession in 2009 and torn between a life of uncertainty or ill will, Sinai must decide if circumstance or faith will determine her destiny.







Actor Lluvia Almanza( will be portraying the role of Sinai.


(Sinai's bracelet in Everything)

Designed by Hjörleifur Sveinbjörnsson(, we've included the original 3D model as part of our Kickstarter campaign. Using Blender( you can freely modify and export the file in any number of formats(STL, OBJ, X3D) supported by home printers and 3D printing services.


Along with creating the storyboards illustrator Alexandre Szolnoky( will also be designing the font that will be used for the title and credits.


Composer and musician Lee Rosevere( will be scoring the accompanying soundtrack which will consist of an intro and outro.


We will be implementing WebTorrent( to self-distribute Everything on


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Risks and challenges

Unkut is a novel gesture at a novel time, we’re one of only a handful of nonprofit production companies and the first to dedicate itself to releasing its work in the public domain through self-distribution and cryptocurrency, it’s our hope and a first step.

That journey and that vision, that dream, is always challenging to manifest especially when trying to introduce something new into the world but the only risk is not trying, so we need your help, we understand that it’s a leap of faith and that’s the power of cinema, that we can dream an impossible dream, together.

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    As a nonprofit working in the public domain, our goal is to be as inclusive as possible, making sure that every pledge goes to what matters most, the story. To that end, we’ll be offering every backer, regardless of pledge amount a Made Possible By in the credits of Everything.

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