The Crowdfunders: The Nullarbor

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…

The Nullarbor

Directed by Matt Poidevin
Written and Produced by John Smithers and Matt Poidevin

The Nullarbor is a feature film directed by Matt Poidevin and written by John Smithers that is closely based on the Knowles Family UFO Encounter on the 19th of January 1988 on the Eyre Highway between Madura Pass and Mundrabilla Roadhouse, Western Australia.

Fay, Patrick, Sean and Wayne are driving from Perth to Melbourne when they became victims to a vicious attack by an unidentified flying object in the early hours of Wednesday morning on 20th of January 1988. In the days following the event, the Knowles family fell victims to a vicious media frenzy and were ridiculed for telling their story. The family lost everything between the bidding war of competing television networks nationally and internationally. Their credibility was lost!

Target: $100,000

How the funds will be used:
To bring this film to the big screen, the funding will be used to pay for our talented cast and crew’s wages, accommodation, catering and transport; plus a high quality digital cinema camera with professional cinema lenses and lighting equipment. In particular the transport will include a bus charter to/from our South Australian, Western Australian filming locations to enable movement of cast/crew/equipment. Other costs include car hire, portable toilet hire, silent generator, traffic control costs fees and permits and of course the purchase of our main prop vehicle a Ford Telstar, 1984 Model.

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.

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