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…
Apprentice by Blood
Written by Jason Albury
Produced by Michael Wyntie
Starring Roy Barker and Ivan Bradara
In our world time has become fragmented. ‘Time holes’ are suddenly appearing at any place and at any time. Revealing either the past or the future in that very location. The Government is warning people not to look as knowing the past or future could make you mentally unstable.
We start with a man named George and his apprentice Kyle who are working away on an old bathroom, when one of them suddenly breaks a hole in the wall and discovers there’s a time hole inside. What’s revealed in the time hole is one of them dying. Now they must decide whether they can stop it from happening, or if what’s to come is unavoidable.
How the funds will be used:
“Living in a first world country with a roof over my head and food on my table it can be a real struggle to buy and shoot on film, especially when I can make the easy decision to shoot on digital,” says director Jason Albury. “But hey, this isn’t about me and the bigger problems out there. This is about the future of the film industry and the next generation to come, because “Will somebody think of the children here?” If Christopher Nolan can do it then why can’t I?”
Buying 35mm 400ft film stock: $2,640
Getting it processed: $1,920
Telecine transferal: $1,440
You can pledge and find out more about the campaign here.
You can also follow the film on Facebook 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.