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 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!
Here’s our latest plug…
Grid Face is a short film that follows an architect, Felix, who is leading a double life as a graffiti writer. Constantly being forced to compromise creatively at work, Felix finds solace in his tactical graffiti missions. The topics of architecture and graffiti represent the sliding scale of creative freedom, and, ultimately, these worlds come colliding together in a catastrophic, yet rewarding, denouement.
How the funds will be used:
Camera/lighting department, editing/compositing, catering, set/costume design, music score, props, data storage, fuel/parking expenses and other expenditures.
What they told Cinema Australia: “Grid Face has been ruminating with me for about three years now. Ultimately, its a film that centres on “the dream of creative freedom,” which I believe, most creatives hold. The idea also stems from my general fear of selling out and going purely corporate. By creating this film, I’m pursuing the desires of my protagonist Felix, which is kind of ironic. I chose architecture and graffiti to represent the two sliding scales of creative freedom. But in all honesty I’ve always wanted to see a man in a suit doing graffiti. This project is a stepping stone for me, and hopefully one day can be a basis for a feature. Hope you guys can support the project!” Naveed Farro, director
You can pledge and find out more about the campaign here.
PLEASE NOTE: 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.