Since launching in January of 2008 at Sundance Film Festival, Indiegogo has reportedly helped tens of thousands of filmmakers finance their projects. Such successes include Miles Ahead, the Miles Davis biopic starring Iron Man star, Don Cheadle, Hardcore Henry, the first-person action film which will open in 3,000 theaters this month, and Tower, the SXSW Grand Jury award-winning documentary that tells the untold story of the 1966 University of Texas shooting.
The Indiegogo films to be presented at Tribeca are the following:
- AWOL: A feature film that shares the story about a teenage girl who, days before her deployment to Afghanistan, returns to rural Pennsylvania with plans to go AWOL
- Icaros: A Vision: Film based in Peru about an American woman who travels to the Amazon in search of a miracle
- Memories of a Penitent Heart: Documentary about a dying gay man being diagnosed with AIDS in 1987 NYC
- Tickling Giants: Documentary about free speech, satire in the Middle East and the “Egyptian Jon Stewart”
- Bad Rap: Feature documentary about the obstacles and successes of Asian-American rappers
- The Banksy Job: Documentary about an “art terrorist” waging war against global street art phenomenon, Banksy
- Check It: Documentary about an inner-city gay gang in Washington, D.C.
- Ghostheads: A Ghostbusters documentary about the extreme side of the Ghostbusters fandom (by fans, about fans)
- The Scarecrow: Short film about Randall, a man in his 40’s, and how he experiences love in one afternoon
- Vlogumentary: Feature-length documentary that delves into the lives and nature of “vloggers”
Marc Hofstatter, Head of Film and Creative at Indiegogo, commented:
“We’re incredibly proud to have so many Indiegogo-funded films and filmmakers at Tribeca this year. We’re looking forward to continuing supporting artists fund the projects they’re passionate about every step of the way from the initial idea all the way to the big screen.”
Additional funded films being released this month are the child trafficking feature Sold, the history behind Buster Keaton and Samuel Beckett’s relationship in NOTFILM, as well as Nick Carter’s zombie apocalypse film Dead 7.
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