In this Indie Spotlight, we’re featuring interesting film and video projects that are currently working on kickstarting their funding. Check out some of these very cool projects before they go big.
Here is what Christian Santiago has to say about his indie doc and web series about tagging and graffiti:
I’ve been working on a graffiti documentary called “IMMORTALIZED” and a web-series called ELEMENT TREE presents: “Yard Work” where I document and showcase the different styles and techniques that each artist uses in order to create a masterpiece.
Ye olde Chris Crocker of “Leave Britney Alone” fame is working on a project that illuminates what happens when videos go viral, including comments, hate, and unexpected fame. Here’s what Chris has to say:
ME at the ZOO takes its name from the first ever YouTube video. It’s an unconventional documentary about Chris Crocker, a video blogger from a small town in Tennessee. The film traces a line through a tapestry of web comments, response videos, fans, and haters to map the controversial rise of an internet folk hero.
Here is what Douglas Wilson and crew have to say about Linotype: The Film, an homage to what was:
Linotype: The Film is a feature-length documentary centered around the Linotype typecasting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, the Linotype revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the surprisingly emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.
Here is what Brandon Jerwa has to say about UNTOLD TALES OF THE COMIC INDUSTRY:
This documentary takes a look at the comic industry from the inside out, guided by writers, illustrators, editors, distributors, Hollywood storytellers, and global fans of the art form. You’ll see the genesis of our shared love of comics, and explore the inspirations that keep creators running. You’ll learn what these creators love about the industry today, and what they hope to see improved for the industry’s survival tomorrow. No topic is off the table: economics, fan culture, the industry’s need to open its ranks to include a wider range of race and gender – it’s all discussed.
[Editor's note: we do not receive compensation for promoting these projects, we just like them.]