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HereNowNeverNowhere, Tachyon, Julio & Carol, or Limit

Welcome to the 40th Project of the Week Competition! HereNowNeverNowhere, Tachyon, Julio & Carol, and Limit are up for the prize this week, now it’s in your hands to decide the winner!

   

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The Contestants

HereNowNeverNowhere

Do you remember the metaphor of blue pill in The Matrix?  If you take it, you wake up…. HereNowNeverNowhere is the blue pill AS a film. Intrigued? Click here for more…

 

Tachyon

When a genius community college professor loses his job, his life is altered forever after he makes the discovery of the century in his home-made laboratory; that alien life exists not in the stars, but around us, moving faster than the speed of light…at Tachyon speeds. Discover more  about this epic sci-fi film on Indiegogo.

 

Julio & Carol

A documentary about two lovers in an unbelievable fairytale that ends in heartbreak. It uses modern day interviews, playful animations, and never before seen archival footage to weave together an awe-inspiring visual adventure. Featuring Julio Cortazar and Carol Dunlop. Julio & Carol are on Indiegogo, and you can find them both here.

 

Limit

Limit is a sweet & sour coming of age featured film about a girl who runs into an unexpected journey causing her to question her current life with her fiancé… what would your limit be. Find more about this film on Indiegogo!

 

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Black Salt Live Action Short crowdfunded on Indiegogo

Black Salt is a live-action short film project based on a critically acclaimed comic book franchise, and this Indiegogo campaign was just voted as IndieReign’s Project of the Week!

With time winding down towards world-ending devastation, the fate of mankind rests in the hands of one man… created to fill the gap left lacking with minority role models, and to make something that focusses on all the great races of the world working together to to fight a great threat… and because Kung Fu is awesome, Black Salt promises to be something not only with kick-ass fight scenes, but a breath of fresh air when it comes to protagonist stereotypes and harmonic racial undertones.

Black Salt is a live-action short film project. With only four days left the clock ticks down towards a new world holocaust. The only thing standing in its path is Interpol’s deadliest black-ops agent, Samuel Tharpe.  Sam hunts down the path of a game-changing weapon of mass destruction called the Exterminatus.  He follows hot on its trail deep into the ancient land of China where he must seek aid from the Abbot at the Shaolin Temple. An evil Yakuza master stole the Exterminatus and seeks to use it in the East. Sam must prove his worthiness by fighting one of the Temple’s most skilled monks. Prepared to lay down his own life in exchange for the lives of his family and the world, Sam steps forward and engages in combat. Only his long-past training by the Shaolin master, Yu Bai Shek will make him a worthy hero.”

Black Salt is over the threshold of their crowdfunding goal, but you can still be involved and help them get to their stretch goals! These include festival submissions, marketing, and even a 6th comic issue and graphic novel.

Also, if you’re reading this and you’re an African-American male between the ages of 33-43, and you’re skilled in martial arts with some acting experience – you could be the next star in Black Salt! Click here to go to the Indiegogo page to find out more.

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Black Salt fought a gallant battle in Project of the Week 28, but we think Chasing the Light also did a splendid job, coming in at a close second. If you have a spare moment, check out this beautiful documentary about the incredible unseen images of Australia’s wilderness.

 

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Until it Hurts, Around Here, The Three, or Butterfly?

It’s the 39th project of the week, and just like always we’ve brought together four great projects to compete for the prize! Until it Hurts, Around Here, The Three, and Butterfly are up this round, and you decide the winner!

 

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Until it Hurts

Until it Hurts is a one hour film which follows the making and story of UiH. By Navy SEALs Dave Hall, Jason Redman and artist Ellwood Risk. Directed by Scott Hansen

 

Around Here

Around Here is a science fiction film about an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran with PTSD who finds healing through an extraordinary encounter.

 

The Three

The Three is a sci-fi/thriller/horror film about extraterrestrials and one man’s frightening journey to discover balance and what it really means to be human.

 

Butterfly

Butterfly is a short film about one 16 year-old girl’s struggle against the epilepsy that has returned to haunt her life. When the condition puts her swimming career on hold and her quality of life under threat, she must decide just where her priorities lie…before it’s too late.

 

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IndieReign's Crowdfunding project of the Week winner

Kaleidoscope Man is IndieReign’s latest Project of the Week Winner! Simon Cox’s indie sci-fi feature is going to be epic! Will you be a part of it?

Simon Cox is no stranger to IndieReign’s Project of the Week Competition, and has won yet again with his new Indiegogo project, Kaleidoscope Man: Phase 3.

After 11 years of slowly chipping away and perfecting the script, Cox was finally ready to show Kaleidoscope Man to the world, however after years of chasing false leads and getting nowhere, Cox found traditional funding was not an option for him. That’s when he discovered crowdfunding, and the beauty of audience involvement in filmmaking.

If you loved Star Trek, Six Million Dollar Man, Dr Who, and Star Wars, you’re bound to love Kaleidoscope Man, and now on Indiegogo, you can be a part of the film with perks such as being Screened by Aliens, being Abducted by Aliens, and being Blasted by Aliens in the film! Click here to find out more.

After the death of his baby daughter, Thomas Dun is a man who’s confidence is shattered. But all is not lost; he wakes to discover that Mandy, his loving wife is finally pregnant again. At last they have a chance to move away from the tragedy of the past… But on his way to his job as a doctor at a care centre for people with mental health issues, Tom has a horrific vision; fire, destruction and the end of the Earth…

 

If you want to find out more about Kaleidoscope Man, see some sweet concept art, watch more videos, or even be in the film, check the project out on Indiegogo, and find them on Facebook and Twitter:

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Kaleidoscope Man won Project of the Week 37 by an incredibly close 71 votes! Alice in the Attic fought hard and came a close second place, so we thought they were worth a pretty honourable mention.

If you think your Indiegogo project is worthy, you can submit it for IndieReign’s Project of the Week competition here.

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IndieReign crowdfunding project of the week, Black Salt, Chasing the Light, Pretty Boy, On Hold

We’re already up to our 38th Project of the Week competition! This week, as always, we have four fantastic projects up for the prize: Black Salt, Chasing the Light, Pretty Boy, and On Hold have been chosen to go up for the $100, now it’s up to you to choose the winner by voting!

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Black Salt

“With only four days left, the clock ticks down towards a new world holocaust. The only thing standing in its path is Interpol’s deadliest black-ops agent, Samuel Tharpe.  Sam hunts down the path of a game-changing weapon of mass destruction called the Exterminatus.  He follows hot on its trail deep into the ancient land of China where he must seek aid from the Abbot at the Shaolin Temple. An evil Yakuza master stole the Exterminatus and seeks to use it in the East. Sam must prove his worthiness by fighting one of the Temple’s most skilled monks. Prepared to lay down his own life in exchange for the lives of his family and the world, Sam steps forward and engages in combat. Only his long-past training by the Shaolin master, Yu Bai Shek will make him a worthy hero…”

Black Salt is an amazing live-action martial arts filled short film, and as time winds down towards world-ending devastation, the fate of mankind rests in the hands of one man! Find out more about Black Salt on Indiegogo here.

Chasing the Light

Chasing the Light is about the adventure of shooting with Ken Duncan, in some of Australia’s most untamed and beautiful landscapes. Facing wild land, accessible only by boat and helicopter during the end of the fierce wet-season, inhospitable terrain, killer crocodiles, and tides that rush out to sea faster than a boat can travel are just some of the things you’ll witness in this extraordinary doco about some of the most extraordinary sights the rugged outback has to offer, with sights that you’re bound to have never seen before…”

The obsession that Ken Duncan has of always ‘Chasing the Light’ drives this guy to extreme lengths that really sets his work apart, dramatic adventures unfold before your eyes with this unique take on Australia’s most wild and breathtaking scenes. Become a part of this adventure on Indiegogo here.

Pretty Boy

“Pretty Boy, the short film, is a coming of age story of a young bullied teen, Sean, struggling with his sexuality and the hardships of high school. After his father finds some questionable magazines in his room, this devout Christian will go to any lengths to get his son to find the light and “perform” the way a man should. Sean is introduced to Katie, a prostitute that understands the stigmas of modern society and helps him see the true light that is within him…”

Targeted towards an audience who has ever felt a little different in society, Pretty Boy raises issues and addresses bullying, insecurities, prejudices, and issues young people face from their families if they are a little different. Aimed to inspire it’s viewers, Pretty Boy will be an amazing journey to be a part of. Get amongst it here on Indiegogo.

 

On Hold (Σε Αναμονή)

On Hold is a short film that tells the story of a small part of the lives of four people, who get in the process of waiting for something very special to them. It essentially is a film about the people, the moments and how waiting for something means much to one’s life.”

George Tsirogiannis, the director, writer, and producer of On Hold resides in Corfu, a small island in Greece, and has a huge passion for cinema, and filmmaking. Unfortunately, the economic situation in Greece is in crisis, making it nearly impossible for those wanting to work in the film industry. Tsirogiannis is appealing to Indiegogo funders to help him get his film made, and enable those in his cast and crew to get some small payment for the work they will all put in to the movie. If that sounds like something you’d like to get behind, you can find out more details about the project here on Indiegogo.

 

 

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IndieReign guest blogger, Nathan Ives, First Pass, It's Not You, It's Me director

“Nathan Ives, the director of It’s Not You, It’s Me, is here on IndieReign to provide filmmakers and film fans alike, with an inside insight to his latest adventure – taking his film on tour, old-school band styles. During his new monthly piece, IndieRoad, we’ll hear about his progress, how his travels affect his VOD sales, and any other interesting stories that happen along the way…”

…I was half way through shooting It’s Not You, It’s Me, we were over budget and I needed 15K to finish and was desperate. During our one day off, I went to the dentist for a cleaning, pitched him the film, the next day he brought a check for 15k to set.

Nathan Ives, Director of 'It's Not You, It's Me'.

Nathan Ives, Director of ‘It’s Not You, It’s Me’.

That pretty well sums up how I raised the money for the film, if you got within five feet of me, I was going to pitch it to you.

I didn’t raise any marketing money because my marketing plan was free and looked like this: It’s Not You, It’s Me would get into Sundance, I’d party like a rock star at the festival, we would WIN Sundance, Lionsgate would buy the film for ten times the budget, and within the year my agent at CAA would have me directing the next Johnny Depp film.

We didn’t get into Sundance. Not Cannes. Not Toronto. I’ll stop, you get the point.

The good news was, the film was good, not great, but a solid effort that won some awards at smaller festivals and was generally very well received.

So now I’m completely exhausted from the two years since beginning to write the film and I’m completely broke. I waste the next year, of the films two year market life, talking with sales agents and distributors (Satan and his angels) and getting bad offers with 10 year contracts, large ‘marketing fees,’ and little or no upfront money.

The biggest problem? I have absolutely fallen head over heels in love with the filmmaking process and can’t imagine doing anything else.

The total budget on It’s Not You, It’s Me is around 180K, if I could find a way to make that money back for my investors, I could easily move onto the next film and continue doing something I’m truly passionate about. By my estimation, the only job better than director is rock star and I simply don’t have the musical talent.

After a lot of pondering and laying on my floor, depressed, listening to Tom Waits ‘Closing Time’ over and over, I eventually emerged with an idea. I would take my film on tour!

The idea was by touring with the film, I could drive VOD sales.

While I live in LA, I started randomly calling theaters in the Southeast where I’m originally from, renting them, and filling my tour schedule. My parents still live there and I figured I could use their place as a home base while I toured.

I set up 34 screenings from October 1st to December 15th in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.

I left LA in my Nissan pick-up on September 24th loaded down with 500 DVD’s to sell, some clothes, and a pack of peanut M&M’s (love those things). When I drove out of my driveway I played Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again.

I’m now back in LA after touring through December, next month I have screenings in San Diego, Phoenix, Seattle, San Francisco.

I’ve learned a tremendous amount about how to fill theaters, how to sleep at rest areas at 2am with the truckers, and about the HUGE importance of an email list.

I don’t know yet if my plan of driving VOD sales is working, I don’t have enough data yet, but I’m sure having a good time! I’ll share more about what I’ve learned and by that time should have some, IndieReign,  iTunes, and Amazon sales numbers to share with you!

Nathan Ives is the director of It’s Not You, It’s Me, now available on IndieReign!

Hopeless romantic, serial commitment-phobe, Dave, is reeling from his decision to break up with his near perfect, now ex-girlfriend. As he tries to forget her, his battling inner voices come to life and cloud his mind with conflicting desires. Meanwhile, Carrie’s own disjointed inner voices push her to move on with someone less complicated. Sensing time is short, Dave embarks on a sincere and sometimes fumbled personal journey to conquer his fear of commitment.

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Black Leather Soles Project of the Week Winner on IndieReign

Black Leather Soles, the 1930′s period drama on Indiegogo wins Project of the Week!

Set in the 1930′s in perhaps one of the most turbulent times for race relations in America, Black Leather Soles, the jazzy tap-dancing feature, birthed from a short, is in progression of shaking up the indie film scene with an explosive period drama. Filled with sultry original jazz, hopping ‘hoofers’, and the pursuit of realising dreams, this ‘passion project’ is bound to move you, and anyone else that has great taste in film and music.

“Immigrant born, Junior Rawlings, grows up in Harlem, New York with his preacher father and mother. After witnessing his first hoofers (tap dancers) dance on his way to church, Junior decides that hoofing is his new lifelong dream. Against his father’s will, he runs away from home to pursue it. A prodigy, he gets his first gig dancing for the mob only to be caught-up in a shoot-out, leaving him unable to ever dance again. Not wanting to go home as a failure, he borrows money from his former boss to open his own night club, living vicariously through his acts. Devastated from the aftermath of the Great Depression, he is left for broke, in debt and not to mention estranged from his father for many years now. With only seven days to repay his debt, and fear of losing his life and his nightclub, he hires all new acts hoping to bring in more money and buy a little more time…”

Gordon Greene, director, writer, producer, and star of Black Leather Soles, is appealing to Indiegogo audiences to be a part of this independent film project, with a goal of raising $50,000, he is already up to $3,500 – but only has 18 more days to raise his goal amount, so if you’re in the mood, why not check out this project on Indiegogo and share it around with your film-loving, music-digging friends.

In 2005, Black Leather Soles was made by Greene and his producing partner into a a very successful award-winning short film, well-received in several domestic and international film festivals, now Greene is following through with his dreams and turning this inspiring story into a full length feature.

If you want to stay up to date with the progress of Black Leather Soles, check out their social channels, and for more info and the sweetest jazzy tunes, take a visit to their website with the links below.

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Black Leather Soles won the latest Project of the Week competition by an amazing 118 votes, with Super Heroes of Peace coming up at a well-earned 2nd place.

If you think your Indiegogo project would be a worthy contender for the Project of the Week Competition, submit your campaign here, and tell us why your project is so awesome.

 

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Love Stalk, Kaleidoscope Man, Island Time, Alice in the Attic, Project of the Week on IndieReign Indiegogo

Welcome to the 37th Project of the Week! You help your favorite Indiegogo project by voting, and the winner receives $100 towards their film! This week, Love Stalk, Kaleidoscope Man, Island Time, and Alice in the Attic are in it to win it, who will you vote for?

 

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Love Stalk

“Sharon Ong is an executive from Singapore, having a hard time finding love in the one-night-stand capital of the world, Hong Kong. Her fortune seems to have changed when she briefly meets Ryan Tan and finds that he “checks in” online into one of her favorite spots. As Sharon starts following him through his check-ins, she soon realizes the dangers of stalking her secret crush.”

Love Stalk is a great take on the way we interact with each other, and with our mobile devices. A great realistic take of modern technology, and filmed in both Singapore and Hong Kong, this new romance is definitely one of a kind! Find out more on Indiegogo.

 

Kaleidoscope Man

After the death of his baby daughter, Thomas Dun is a man who’s confidence is shattered. But all is not lost; he wakes to discover that Mandy, his loving wife is finally pregnant again. At last they have a chance to move away from the tragedy of the past. But on his way to his job as a doctor at a care centre for people with mental health issues, Tom has a horrific vision; fire, destruction and the end of the Earth…

This epic sci-fi feature was built from the love of space, and inspired from the likes of Star Wars, this is exactly the kind of movie we need more of! Kaleidoscope Man is in it’s third stage of funding, and needs all hands on deck. Find out more about this sweet indie project on Indiegogo.

 

Island Time

Island Time is a character based comedy about a guy who’s stuck in the winter snow, who escapes his cubicle desk bound job to run a beach bar with his friends in the islands. He discovers that the bar he bought is nothing like the luxurious beach bar he imagined and he has thirty days to make it into a working beach bar before the nearby hotel chain buys up his bar. He recruits friends and locals to create the bar and life of his dreams.”

Island Time is that kind of film bound to send feel good chills of inspiration and Island life through any audience. Influenced by Jimmy Buffett and the tropical lifestyle, Todd Norwood’s movie will no doubt be a great success as he sets sail on a mission to take his film to his fans old-school band style, check it out on Indiegogo here.

 

Alice in the Attic

“While vacationing at his aunt Diane’s secluded country home, Jack soon finds out she has imprisoned her daughter Alice under suspicion of a dangerous mental illness. Jack elicits the help of two young women aiding in Diane’s bible-studies to uncover the truth about his cousin’s captivity, and is entangled in a struggle to preserve innocence that might only be skin deep.”

Alice in the Attic is a seriously spooky indie thriller about the nature of innocence and evil amongst a small estranged family, and will be one of those movies that linger in your mind long after it’s watched. See behind the scenes, meet the team, and much more on Indiegogo!

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Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at 46

February the 2nd marks a sad day for us all, at just 46 years, actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment from a suspected drug overdose.

On Sunday morning, a friend of Hoffman’s, who had visited his home after being concerned that Hoffman was unreachable, found him dead in his Greenwich Village apartment, with a hypodermic needle still in his arm.

At just 46 years of age, Philip Seymour Hoffman, was pronounced dead with a suspected overdose of heroin.

Hundreds of people gathered outside his apartment after the news was released, mourning the loss of a great man, a member of the community, a father often seen in local coffee shops with his children.

The news came as a shock, just recently a hoax reported Hoffman’s death on Facebook which sparked a tirade of online activity with thousands of people expressing their condolences, and over 1 million ‘Likes’ on a ‘RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman’ Facebook page, only this time his passing is real.

Just last year, Hoffman said that after 23 years of sobriety he had “fallen off the wagon” and once again succumbed to substance abuse, developing a heroin problem which lead to a brief stint in Rehab in May. When Hoffman was 22, he became sober, saying, “I was 22 and I was panicked for my life.”

While we cannot help but feel sad about the great man this world has lost, we thought it fitting to remember and celebrate the mammoth success this versatile, passionate, and generous Academy Award-winning personality has made to film and theatre, wooing all manners of audience with charismatic, convincing, and earth shattering performances.

Born in Fairpoint, New York, 1967, at just 12 years of age, a young Hoffman sat spellbound in the audience of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, and from that point was determined to get into theatre, studying the art as a teenager at New York State Summer School of the Arts, and the Circle in the Square Theatre, and later going on to major in Acting at TISCH.

With adaptability, and huge discipline, Hoffman could take on any role, no matter the size or character, theatre or film. His broadway roles such as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, Jamie in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and both leads in True West were all Tony nominated, and his role as Willy Loman in 2012 was described as “heartbreaking” by AP theatre critic, Mark Kennedy.

“Hoffman is only 44, but he nevertheless sags in his brokenness like a man closer to retirement age, lugging about his sample cases filled with his self-denial and disillusionment,” said Kennedy. “His fraying connection to reality is pronounced in this production, with Hoffman quick to anger and a hard edge emerging from his babbling.”

Hoffman was well known for his comedic, eccentric roles in films such as The Big Lebowski,  Along Came Polly, Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked, a personal favorite of mine), and Almost Famous. Just last month, two films he starred in premiered at Sundance, including A Most Wanted Mana new thriller directed by Anton Corbijn, and God’s Pocketthe directional debut of John Slattery.

More recently, Hoffman was reprising his role as Plutarch Heavensbee in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and the part-two sequel, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, which is still in production. He was also announced to star in Happyish, a new comedy series about a middle-aged man’s pursuit of happiness by Showtime.

Throughout his career, Hoffman was nominated for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor after his role in The Master, nominated for his 2009 performance in Doubt, and Best Supporting Actor nomination for Charlie Wilson’s War.

His portrayal of writer Truman Capote in Bennett Miller’s 2005, Capote, earned him a spot in one of only seven actors to have won the Academy Award, B.A.F.T.A. Award, Critics’ Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and S.A.G. Award for the same performance, and when he accepted his award, asked everyone to congratulate his mother, because “She brought up four kids alone, and she deserves a congratulations for that.”

I think we can all agree that without Philip Seymour Hoffman here there is now a void that is un-fillable, and he will be sorely missed.

 

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IndieReign Project of the Week Winner, The Goblin Baby, Shoshana RosenBaum

Congratulations to The Goblin Baby, IndieReign’s 35th Project of the Week Winner!

The Goblin Baby is a new supernatural thriller about the first year of motherhood, written, directed, and produced by Shoshana Rosenbaum.

After an intense week of voting, the final countdown saw the tables turn and The Goblin Baby jump into the lead! There were many hiccups throughout the competition, with strange votes going amiss, however it all ended well for this crew of dedicated indie filmmakers.

 ”Claire, New mother, feels isolated and overwhelmed by the needs of her baby, especially when husband Jamie leaves on a business trip. The growing sense that something in the woods is stalking her, sleep-deprivation, and Charlie’s incessant crying begin to drive Claire over the edge. June, Claire’s overbearing mother-in-law, reads Charlie a fairy tale about a baby stolen by goblins and replaced with a changeling. That night, Claire hears strange sounds over the baby monitor and races upstairs to find a baby she doesn’t recognize in the crib. Everyone around her believes she is suffering from severe postpartum depression, but Claire knows she must go into the woods to get Charlie back…”

The Goblin Baby team set a goal of raising $7,500 on Indiegogo for their short film, but after an epic effort of campaigning, and through some astounding support of friends, family, and fans, The Goblin Baby has raised over the stretch-goal of $10,000! Reaching this goal means the team will be able to pay for sound design, and even entry into some festivals – we are so proud.

Show your support for The Goblin Baby by checking them out on Indiegogo, and of course, Facebook, and Twitter.

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After this competition, we think Kajaki – A Modern British War Film deserves a very honorable mention – missing out on the win by just 74 votes!

The Kajaki Indiegogo campaign has just ended, and they too raised more than their project goal! Again, we are proud partners, and encourage you to check out this awesome project on Indiegogo – we’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for this one and all it’s impending British grit and humor…

 

If you want to join the IndieReign Indiegogo partnership, and enter Project of the Week, you can find out more here. Project partners get a 10% discount on Indiegogo platform fees, and Project of the Week winners get $100 from IndieReign towards their Indiegogo project.

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Broke, black leather soles, Super Heroes of Peace, To Find A Monster

This week marks the 36th Project of the Week Competition! And as usual we have a kick-ass selection of Indiegogo projects up for the $100 prize. Broke, Black Leather Soles, Super Heroes of Peace, and To Find a Monster are all in the mix – so get your votes on!

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Broke – Feature Film

“An ageing rail worker, Cec, finds his former footy hero turned washed up gambling addict, Ben “BK” Kelly passed out on his train late one evening and decides to take him in. Through the love and support of Cec and his single parent daughter, Terri, BK finally finds the courage he was once famous for on the field, off it, to tackle his demons head on and ultimately win back the respect of the community he so deeply let down.”

This amazing project has been endorsed by many rugby league stars, and has a huge following already. If you want to get amongst Broke, the feature, check it out on Indiegogo here.

 

Black Leather Soles

“Immigrant born, Junior Rawlings, grows up in Harlem, New York with his preacher father and mother. After witnessing his first hoofers (tap dancers) dance on his way to church, Junior decides that hoofing is his new lifelong dream. Against his father’s will, he runs away from home to pursue it. A prodigy, he gets his first gig dancing for the mob only to be caught-up in a shoot-out, leaving him unable to ever dance again. Not wanting to go home as a failure, he borrows money from his former boss to open his own night club, living vicariously through his acts. Devastated from the aftermath of the Great Depression, he is left for broke, in debt and not to mention estranged from his father for many years now. With only seven days to repay his debt, and fear of losing his life and his nightclub, he hires all new acts hoping to bring in more money and buy a little more time…”

Black Leather Soles is one of those heartwarming, enlightening, eye-opening and inspiring stories. To find out more about this tale, check out the Indiegogo partner page, and support the cause!

 

Super Heroes of Peace

“Super Heroes of Peace tells the true stories of three remarkably courageous individuals, whose nonviolent action inspired Martin Luther King Jr, and millions of others around the world. The documentary weaves comic book animation, contemporary and historic footage that follows the lives of Alfred Hassler, an American Anti-War Hero, Vietnamese peace activists and Zen Masters, Thich “One Action” Nhat Hanh and Sister “True Emptiness” Chan Khong, who used the sacred 5 POWERS of Faith, Diligence, Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight to combat violence and destruction, planting seeds of peace in the mud of war.”

Super Heroes of Peace is a remarkable documentary, combining animation and historic footage to teach us all about the people that inspired change everywhere. Be a part of the tale and make a difference, connect with the project through Indiegogo here.

 

To Find A Monster

“In the Summer of 1988, 8th grade outcasts Lenny and Patrick decide to catch the attention of their small town, and Lenny’s school crush, by making a legendary horror film. They were destined and determined to become the youngest filmmakers in the history of cinema. Armed with a miraculous overnight script, an ill-inherited VHS camcorder, a small-town community of characters most akin to a holiday fruitcake, and the magic of those days when Innocence begins playing spin-the-bottle with Destiny, they set out to find the key ingredient in any horror film recipe… a MONSTER!”

To Find A Monster is a heroic tale, one that truly demonstrates anyone can be who they want to be, and I hear there’s also going to be a pretty rockin’ 80′s playlist. Check out the Indiegogo page for this project, and see if you can make a difference!

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Project of the Week 32, Will it be The Goblin Baby, Kajaki, Reddit Doc, or Glena at Slamdance?

We’re on to our 35th Project of the Week Competition! This week The Goblin Baby, Kajaki – A Modern British War Film, Reddit Doc, and Glena at Slamdance are the contestants. Who will win? That, my friend, is up to you…

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The Goblin Baby

Claire, New mother, feels isolated and overwhelmed by the needs of her baby, especially when husband Jamie leaves on a business trip. The growing sense that something in the woods is stalking her, sleep-deprivation, and Charlie’s incessant crying begin to drive Claire over the edge. June, Claire’s overbearing mother-in-law, reads Charlie a fairy tale about a baby stolen by goblins and replaced with a changeling. That night, Claire hears strange sounds over the baby monitor and races upstairs to find a baby she doesn’t recognize in the crib. Everyone around her believes she is suffering from severe postpartum depression, but Claire knows she must go into the woods to get Charlie back…

See more about Goblin Baby on Indiegogo!

 

Kajaki – A Modern British War Film

Kajaki tells the compelling true story of what happened to a British Army company stationed at Kajaki Dam in Helmand in September 2006. It’s a story of amazing courage, of ordinary guys in extraordinary circumstances, and of the kind of terrifying situation that the men and women of the modern British Army are finding themselves in. Based on first hand accounts, it’s a story that has yet to be told.

Kajaki is an IndieReign partnered project! Check out their awesome crowdfunding campaign here.

 

Reddit doc

Long time redditors, and filmmakers from New Orleans, LA, Greg Tilton Jr. and Ben Gieseler are producing a documentary about reddit, and its ripple effect beyond the site. As well as the Reddit Doc, Tilton Jr, and Gieseler are creating an accompanying documentary web-series about the myriad of people who make the site what it is: redditors.

Want to know more? There’s lots more on Indiegogo, check it out.

 

Glenna at Slamdance

Glena is a documentary feature film about Glena Avila, a single mother in her 30s who is fighting to become a professional mixed martial artist. That passion project grew into a feature-length sports epic about the complexities of family, love, and the cost of chasing dreams. Being an independent production, we’re overjoyed to have been selected from 5,000 films to premiere at the prestigious 2014 Slamdance Film Festival, and now the team is raising money to realize that dream…

See more about Glena on Indiegogo

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The Most Beautiful Day gained the most votes in our recent Project of the Week Competition, winning $100 from IndieReign.

Einar Kuusk, an aspiring filmmaker from Estonia, has had many years filming experience in the music industry, but will enter his film directional debut with The Most Beautiful day, hoping to release the movie later on in the year.

The story is inspired from independent musician Professor Kliq’s song of the same name, and will be shot with the RED 3k.

The Most Beautiful Day is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi short film of a young man in an alternate universe who survives the apocalypse and is left stranded in a world of mutants and looters.

The Most Beautiful Day is in it’s second stage of funding on Indiegogo, and due to weather complications, human error, and equipment failure, filming was unable to be completed as scheduled, setting Kuusk and the team a bit behind.

Now this little big indie needs a bit of a helping hand, if you want to get involved, find, share, and even donate to his campaign on Indiegogo.

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In the latest Project of the Week competition, The Most Beautiful Day jumped out ahead early on in the race, and even though The price of Honor gallantly fought in the battle, The Most Beautiful Day voters were relentless in their mission.

We want to give a massive shout out to The Price of Honor, who were most gracious second-place getters. Check out their Indiegogo project (now finished) here.

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IndieReign Indiegogo Partners get 10% Fee Discount

Indiegogo Crowdfunding campaigns now get lower fees when partnering with IndieReign!

A new update on Indiegogo yesterday has brought very good news to currently partnered projects, and projects looking to partner with IndieReign on the world’s largest crowdfunding platform.

“Beginning today, all campaigns connected to our partner page will receive a 10% discount on platform fees”, said Indiegogo to all partnering companies, “making their new fees 3.6% if they meet their goal and 8.1% if they do not meet their goal (as opposed to 4/9%).”

The change was put in place instantly, all discounts are now effective for existing projects, and set up for all new projects entering into the partnership.

Note: this discount is not retroactive to past campaigns or previous transactions for campaigns that are currently live.

If you are starting a film related campaign on Indiegogo, read about our partnership opportunities, and connect to the partnership by using the link provided. To see a current list of projects partnered with IndieReign, click here.

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Partnering with IndieReign on Indiegogo offers you more project exposure to 50,000+ fans, filmmakers, and producers, as well as discounts on your platform fees. Connecting with the partnership  is easy and free, no strings attached.

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