As a non-profit website dedicated to the support and promotion of Australian made films, Cinema Australia rarely gets the opportunity to throw cash at crowdfunding projects. Trust us, if we had the money we’d be executive producers on almost every new Australian film calling for supporters through the myriad of crowdfunding platforms available on the interwebs.
That’s why we’ve launched this new feature, The Crowdfunders, which will shamelessly plug projects calling for your dollar. It’s just another way for us to do what we love doing most – supporting Aussie cinema!
It should be noted though – and take this as a warning – that not all crowdfunding projects are successful and just because a project has reached it’s target, it doesn’t guarantee the film will be made, or that you’ll receive any reward or compensation for your donation. So in saying that, Cinema Australia takes no responsibility for any wrongdoing on the fundraisers behalf.
Now that the serious stuff is out of the way… here’s our latest plug.
Yesterday is History
Yesterday Is History tells us these stories straight from the families themselves, whether it’s a veteran from Afghanistan or the grand daughter of a WW1 Victoria cross winner, these are the unknown stories. The history, battles or events may take place on foreign fields – the family may have originated overseas – but one thing that unites all these stories, is they are now: Australian.
How the funds will be used: Yesterday Is History now havs a large home entertainment distributor ready to buy the series with a minimum of five episodes – so they are reaching out for support to at least finish the first series and hopefully continue with more.
What they told Cinema Australia: “Yesterday Is History is really a show for the ordinary family stories, so we’re reaching out to the people to help get this series off the ground. After a lot of positive feedback on our pilots that aired on the history channel over ANZAC day, it still comes down to budgets and distribution. The distribution part is now being covered if we can make another 3 epic episodes – and with our own company supplying nearly everything in front of the camera, we’re using Kickstarter to hopefully fund the gap and bring more jobs to the industry with this great series.” Luke Sparke – Sparke Films
You can pledge and find out more about the campaign here.