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  • Interview With Catherine Gund: How ...

    Among the promising documentary films gaining momentum on Kickstarter, we found Director Catherine Gund’s “How To Become An Extreme Action Hero”, a documentary exploring the artistic style of dancer and master of movement, Elizabeth Streb. Streb has pushed the limits of artistic movement and influenced others to follow in her brave footsteps. We had an opportunity to talk to Catherine about this film and her influences. Q: Where did the inspiration for this documentary come from.....

  • Interview With Chad Walker And Dave...

    We all remember watching Sesame Street as kids. But so few of us know who the actors are behind the costumes. Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker began a documentary about Caroll Spinney, the actor behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969. They brought their film to Kickstarter in the hopes of raising $100,000 to aid in production costs and licensing fees. With 23 days left in their campaign, they have already secured over $33,000 in pledges from interested backers. Dave and Chad were kin.....

  • Interview With Lilibet Foster: "Be ...

    Andy Whitfield, best known for his role in the Starz TV series: Spartacus: Blood and Sand, was diagnosed with cancer in March 2010 and passed away in September 2011. While he was battling cancer, he allowed Academy Award Nominated director, Lilibet Foster, to film a documentary of his remaining months. Lilibet brought this documentary to Kickstarter to raise $200,000 for final production costs. Over the course of her campaign (which ends today), she has raised over $290,000, a very impressi.....

  • Interview With Jack Skyyler: Night ...

    There are many haunted locations across the U.S. A campaign recently opened on Kickstarter for a film set on the historic (and haunted!) U.S.S. Salem. Jack Skyyler began this campaign in the hopes of raising at least $9,000 for production costs. But there’s a twist: a portion of the film’s profits will be put towards the preservation of the U.S.S. Salem. So the film will lend a hand to the preservation of a piece of U.S. history as well as increase popularity and tourism of the vessel. We s.....

  • Interview With Gabe Diani: The Selling

    Some of the most interesting indie films turn to Kickstarter to raise the funds they need for production and post production. Gabe Diani recently launched a campaign for the film, "The Selling" (directed by Emily Lou) which has already garnered attention and been given many awards at film festivals. This clever horror-comedy film (about a real-estate agent trying to sell a haunted house) has already been filmed and is turning to Kickstarter to raise $25,000 for a limited theatrical release......

  • Farewell, My Queen

    (Lea Seydoux, above) By Richard von Busack Remember that Versailles-Barbie vision of Marie-Antoinette, purported by Sofia Coppola a few years back? It’s quite swept away by Benoit Jacquot’s intense Farewell, My Queen. (Farewell, My Queen tickets and showtimes here.) Lea Seydoux is Sedonie, a minor aide to Marie-Antoinette. She’s essentially a servant: a girl who sometimes reads to Her Majesty. Sedonie takes this duty seriously, in hopes of escaping a life as an embroiderer. (Sedonie ha.....