At a time when Hollywood gives us nothing but top-notch oral discharge like Fast Five and The Green Lantern, it’s refreshing to see an auteur pursue his art with absolutely zero commercial consideration.
At a time when Hollywood gives us nothing but top-notch oral discharge like Fast Five and The Green Lantern, it’s refreshing to see an auteur pursue his art with absolutely zero commercial consideration. He’s come up with a revolutionary idea of shooting an entire feature film on something called an “iPhone” (pronounced “i-fohn”). Produced by a virtually unknown California-based electronics company, the phone apparently comes equipped with some kind of video camera. The film’s director is throwing a huge bone to this mom-and-pop operation and in true grassroots spirit, has even gone off the beaten path to find non-traditional funding.
Instead of going through a major studio (all of which were chomping at the bit to get a piece of this obvious cash-cow-to-be), he’s decided to mount a campaign on Kickstarter, which means the project is completely free from the machinations of any kind of corporate influence or association with a potentially sinister multinational conglomerate. It is untainted.
It is up to us to keep the flame of independent film-making burning bright through these dark times. They need our help and they are so very close: They’ve already raised $330 of their $40,000 goal and there’s still 11 days days left! That means they only need four people to give roughly $10,000, or even just 120,000 people to each give ¢33.333. We can do this.