Seed&Spark is a whole new ecosystem for independent filmmakers and their audiences, designed to restore independence to independent film,” said Emily Best, Founder & CEO, Seed&Spark.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 27, 2012
Seed&Spark - the first end-to-end solution for independent films to fund, produce, and distribute their films using the power of the crowd – unveiled today the first group of the Seed&Spark Founding Filmmakers. The Seed&Spark team selected fifteen independent filmmakers from across the country to launch their fundraising projects. Their projects will be featured at the Seed&Spark site launch on December 1, 2012. Film projects span all genres, from narrative features, comedies, documentaries and animations to experimental shorts. They tell stories about love, friendship, crime, loss and acts of kindness.
“The Seed&Spark Founding Filmmakers reflect the broad spectrum of what’s possible in independent filmmaking. Their film projects represent dramatically different voices from one another and from most of what’s being made today,” said Emily Best, Founder and CEO, Seed&Spark. “By using Seed&Spark these filmmakers can build audiences from pitch to premiere using our unique crowd-funding platform, production resources, and audience engagement tools. When they finish their films, they can deliver their films directly to those audiences on the streaming platform.“
The fifteen Seed&Spark Founding Filmmaker fundraising campaigns are:
- ALIYA, JAMAL, AND THE RAT PRINCE, animated short by GB Hajim (Producer/director) and Dave Pellicciaro (music supervisor);
- DARKCOMEDY, narrative feature by Woodrow Morton (Writer/Director), Jess Magee (Producer) and Miranda Levitt (Producer);
- FOG CITY, narrative short by Liam Edward Brady (Writer/Director), Elizabeth A. O’Neal (Producer) and William Wohleb (Director of Photography);
- HOMEMADE, documentary feature by Jason Maris (Co-director/Cinematographer) and Danielle Bernstein (Co-director/Producer);
- THE JINGLE DANCER, narrative short by Michael Waterhouse (Associate Producer/1st AD, Chris Jones), Daniel Waterhouse (Writer/Director/Producer) and Dean Jacobson (Director of Photography);
- JUST ANOTHER NIGHT, narrative feature by Jason Jude Hill (Producer & Writer) and Daniel Sears (Director & Writer);
- LOVE LAND, narrative feature by Josh Tate (Director/Writer), Paul Gleason (Director/Writer), Maritte Go (Producer) and Andrew C. Richey (Producer);
- THE MASTER CLEANSE, narrative short (comedy), by Daniel Goldberg (Director/Co-writer/Co-producer), Ittai Orr (Co-writer/Co-producer), and Josh Fisher (Director of Photography);
- MOVEMENT + LOCATION, narrative feature by Alexis Boling (Director/DP/Producer), Bodine Boling (Writer/Producer) and Serena Hedison (Producer);
- PRODIGALS, episodic by Carlton Tanis (Writer/Creator) and Casey Stein (Director of Photographer);
- SAIGON, CA, narrative feature by Jeong Yeob Kim (Writer/Producer), Mark Tran (Director), and Aya Nakano (Line Producer);
- STORIES OF THE UNCONSCIOUS, experimental short, by Cait Davis (Writer/Director/Producer), Sara Murphy (Producer) and Nick Hendershott (Producer/Stop-Motion Co-Director/Actor);
- SUSPENSE, experimental short, by David Hodge (Filmmaker/artist), Hi-Jin Hodge (Filmmaker/artist), Francois Houle (Composer/musician) and The Turning Point Ensemble, Vancouver;
- THOR'S TWIN, narrative feature by Dennis Brucks (Writer/Director), Evan Bonifant (Producer) and Tim Ottenstein (Director of Photography); and
- TRICHSTER, documentary feature by Jillian Corsie (director), Carolyn Maher (line producer), Amanda Giordano (producer), Seun Babalola (director of photography) and Kathleen O’Loughlin (director of photography).
Starting on December 1, 2012, everyone can start supporting the fifteen film projects and access a variety of ‘ready-to-view’ independent films via the Seed&Spark website. Every time audience members supports the making of a film - by funding, following and sharing - they earn bonus points, called “Sparks”. The Sparks can be redeemed to watch movies on the streaming platform. In addition to featuring the filmmaker fundraising campaigns, the Seed&Spark site will stream a limited slate of films that represent a range of what's possible in independent film, including award winners from Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca.
“Supporting films is rewarded with watching films. Seed&Spark is a whole new ecosystem for independent filmmakers and their audiences, designed to restore independence to independent film,” stated Best.
Filmmakers and film enthusiasts can register at http://www.seedandspark.com to fuel the new independent film economy.
To watch a short video about Seed&Spark, shot and produced ultra indie-style by the Seed&Spark team, click here.
Seed&Spark is building a truly independent filmmaking community where filmmakers and audiences come together for crowd-funding, production, and streaming distribution. Every time an audience member supports the making of a moving picture project (funding, following, sharing) they earn “Sparks” which can be redeemed to watch movies on the streaming platform.
Supporting films lets you watch more films: It’s the new ecosystem for filmmakers & audiences, and…that’s it! For more information, go to http://www.seedandspark.com and http://www.facebook.com/seedandspark, or follow us on Twitter at @seedandspark.