"Monty Cristo" here.
Every once in a while, I'll direct you all toward some Kickstarters thatr I think are interesting, worthy, cool, or all of the above.
Last Friday, I went on a set visit to the Austin-shooting ZERO CHARISMA (more on it soon), and once again found myself in the company of its truly charismatic star, Sam Eidson. As Muldoon posted previously, Sam is part of the Old Murder House Theatre here in Austin. They have put on theatrical parodies of beloved franchises including ROBOCOP, DIE HARD (in Live 3-D), and ALIENS (on ice!).
This summer, they are touring the U.S. with their take on JURASSIC PARK, and with 50 hours left on their Kickstarter as of this writing, they need just $900 to make their $20,000 goal. Check out their page and help make this happen.
At some point during SXSW, someone or another told me about BEST FRIENDS FOREVER, a Texas-shot road trip movie that happens during a nuclear attack on the US (little do the protagonists know). It's got a proportionately larger female crew than most productions, which is an achievement in and of itself. It stars Brea Grant (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, HEROES) and Vera Miao. The duo co-wrote the movie, and Grant directs.
It's difficult to judge from an advance look, but it looks like it'll end up being pretty fun. The only way we'll know sooner than later is to help them get their finishing funds via their Kickstarter, which has 14 days left on it. What I like most is that they've really set this thing up so that rather than ask their friends to just have worked for free, they can actually pay them. Now THAT I really dig. Check it out and help get this thing done.