I imagine you’ve heard of Kickstarter, one very effective means of raising funds for various start-up projects in a viral fashion. Yes?
Well, there’s also Indiegogo, a Kickstarter-like site that focuses more exclusively on funding for indie filmmakers.
Director Aaron Wiederspahn, whom I got to know a little after screening his very profound, artful, and moving film The Sensation of Sight a few years ago, is using an Inidegogo campaign to help finance an ultra-low budget production that he’s shooting next week.
Here’s a link to the campaign, and below is a promotional video for the effort.
Wiederspahn is what I consider the nearly ideal model for art, integrity, and spirituality. Please consider supporting him. When I took a sabbatical from reviewing in 2008, Wiederspahn’s work is what sent me back to my keyboard. I couldn’t not write about it:
I find it curious that, upon reflection, the film feels less Altmanesque than it should. Like Crash—or more recently, Snow Angels—The Sensation of Sight reaches exceedingly far in bringing disparate storylines together in often improbable ways. Even more so than Gosford Park, the film also is so artily quiet and austere in tone that it often feels like you’d jump if you heard a pin drop somewhere down the street. But somehow the sum of director Aaron J. Wiederspahn’s directorial debut comes off as far more organic than many of its cinematic siblings. And this is because, whatever failings the film might have, it succeeds on a great many levels.