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Feature Ryan Lambie 22 Nov 2013 - 06:39
This week's crowdfunding selection includes a miniature sculpting tutorial, a sci-fi web series and a horror videogame documentary...
The sheer number of projects that appear on crowdfunding websites each week means that, inevitably, some great ones slip through the net on occasion. One recent example is The Squidder, artist Ben Templesmith's graphic novel project about an ancient war among tentacled creatures.
Described as Mad Max meets Cthulhu, it's full of Templesmith's typically detailed artwork, and it's been met with a hugely positive response. So positive, in fact, that it's already made more than four times its $18,000 minimum funding goal with 15 days left to run. Nevertheless, we thought we'd mention it here, since it's well worth a look if you enjoyed Templesmith's other work, such as the excellent 30 Days Of Night.
Now, here's this week's selection of other projects, starting with a documentary dedicated »
It was all the way back in June of 2010 that we first came across producers Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey and their Distracted Media. the young Australian duo were determined to mess with established means of distribution with their feature film The Tunnel, a horror film which they funded by selling individual frames to backers in advance with the stated goal of releasing the completed film for free on BitTorrent when complete. And not only did they do it, but the film was quite good.The Tunnel was followed up by award winning web series Event Zero and they're moving along again now with upcoming scifi series Airlock. When a derelict ship docks with an isolated space station, Security Officer Jonah Wright is tasked with...
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Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter launched in Australia today and one of the first local projects is Airlock, an online science-fiction/thriller series.
The 3 x 30 minute series is set in deep space where a derelict ship docks with an isolated space station. The ship isn.t answering radio calls and the scanners show no life forms. Security officer Jonah is sent to investigate and finds the crew murdered and a destitute group of stow-away asylum seekers who have a secret that may threaten humanity. Jonah battles intergalactic racism and prejudices to try to save those he can and warn humanity of the impending alien threat.
Kickstarter.s arrival is not perceived as a threat to Pozible, the Australian crowdfunding platform that launched in 2010. .Pozible was one of the first platforms »
- Don Groves
“Safe Water,” a 3-D Australian horror pic, is set to make a splash at Afm this week.
The project appears on the slate of two-year old Aussie start-up ScreenLaunch alongside drama “Skin Deep” about the unexpected adventures of two women from different sides of the tracks which is directed by Jon Jeahy.
“Safe Water” is the story of a disgraced ex-surfer who returns to her small surfer community home and is on the end of a backlash she did not expect. To shoot in June, the picture pairs producer Ross Howden and director Nathan Christoffel, who previously worked on “Eraser Children.”
The picture will be shot in native 3-D and aim to be stylistically close to the “Halloween” series. “Horror is big at the moment and if you add the Aussie surf and beach lifestyle, it is a double attraction,” said ScreenLaunch CEO John Howden.
ScreenLaunch joins only a very »
- Patrick Frater
4 items from 2013