The Crowdfunders: Broken

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 fundraiser’s behalf.

Now that the serious stuff is out of the way… here’s our latest plug.


At it’s innermost core, Broken is a raw, intimate family drama about finding peace and redemption through the most difficult of circumstances. Broken is the first feature for writer-director-cinematographer Damian Fasolo. The script is the product of three years of writing and has been supervised by industry consultants Rebecca Ciallella and Greg Woodland.

Target: $6500

How the funds will be used:
This is a component of Damian’s PhD, which makes it nearly impossible to source external or Government funds.
On the plus side, he has access to fantastic equipment, and many of his current/former students are donating their time. Also, all of his cast are working for free, though he hopes to be able to pay them back should the film make a profit.
Damian’s PhD is all about making great art with strict limitations, so he’ll be attempting to make the film with as little funds and resources as possible. Damian believe “Limits are the key to the Limitless” and the film is inspired by many of the renowned low-budget filmmakers and movements (i.e. French New Wave, Italian Neo-Realism, Dogme95).

What they told Cinema AustraliaBroken is an intimate portrait of a young couple’s marriage breakdown in the aftermath of an affair, and their path to redemption and is inspired-by-true-events. Making this film means everything to me. I’ve been writing and developing it for three years now, and I believe the content and themes will resound with audiences far and wide.” – Damian Fasolo, director.

You can pledge and find out more about the campaign here.

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