UPDATES TO OUR CURATED KICKSTARTER PAGE
I just added several projects to Filmmaker‘s curated Kickstarter page. They include Galileo, a cool new device that adds remote control functionality to your iPhone; The Miracle Mile Paradox, an ARG (alternate reality game) set in both viritual space as well as L.A.’s museum strip; The Man’s Guide to Love, a fiction feature film developed from the filmmaker’s two-year old website containing short-form doc content on men in love; The First Hope, a UCLA film student’s short about a young boy’s romantic life beginning when he sees Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia kiss; Brendt Barbur’s The Commentator, a doc featuring an all-star of collaborators, including d.p. Al Maysles and composers Blonde Redhead; and, finally, Leghead Loves Koek NYC, an art publication featuring Filmmaker photographer Richard Koek, who you’ll know from our 25 New Faces each year, and artist Leghead. Also, one past posted project, Bill and Ross Turner’s Tchoupitoulas, still needs your funds. The film premiered at SXSW this month, and the Kickstarter campaign is aimed at paying for all the necessary music clearances. The movie, which follows three kids on one long night crisscrossing New Orleans, is both a beautiful portrait of carefree youth as well as a fantastic music documentary, with amazing performances by New Orleans locals forming a rousing collage of sound. It would be a shame if even one of the performances had to be cut, so help these guys out!
Finally, I added one more project, although these guys don’t really need our help. The Digital Bolex is a digital cinema camera shooting uncompressed RAW that is modeled on the old Bolex 16mm cameras. (And yes, these guys have worked out a deal with Bolex.) The Kickstarter campaign has gotten a lot of buzz because with 17 days to go, it’s reached almost $300,000 — three times the original ask. Those who pledge $2,500 and up get one of the first 100 cameras, and at the time of this posting, there is exactly one left. Caveat emptor, of course, but, Filmmaker readers, if this intrigues you and you have the dough, check it out. I’ve posted two trailers below — one for a short shot on the Digital Bolex, and the other a time lapse.