Montreal artists get a financial kick out of crowdfunding

When Ariel Nasr walks down the red carpet this Sunday at the Oscars, the 153 people who gave his nominated film its last financial push will be smiling.

Nasr is the producer of Buzkashi Boys, a narrative short film shot entirely on location in Afghanistan, nominated in the Best Live Action Short category.

It’s one of many films that have recently found financial saviours in a very untraditional place: Our Horses are as fast as deer Ariel Nasrstrangers who learned about it on the internet and gave money.

In fact, it was 153 investments, totaling $27,410, generated on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter that helped Nasr finish his film. Another campaign, which raised more than $10,000, also helped pay for its stars to travel from Kabul to Hollywood for the award show.

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