We often post Kickstarter campaigns here on S&A, but there isn’t always follow-up on whether each campaign was successful or not, and what the status of each project is, after the Kickstarter campaign runs its course.
Of course it helps when the filmmakers themselves (or their friends, acquaintances, others within their crew, etc) fill you in on progress.
Like this one…
A feature documentary titled Flex Is Kings – described as a feature length social and cultural documentary about the community behind the contemporary urban dance movement, called “Flexing,” in Brooklyn, New York. The film explores the hopes and realities of this under-acknowledged and totally unfunded group of Do-It-Yourself urban artists.
Vanessa posted the Kickstarter campaign on S&A almost exactly a month ago, and the project, directed by Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols, recently successfully completed that campaign (on April 12), raising over $44,000 (the goal was $40,000) which will be used to complete the film, currently in post-production.
Last month, it was selected as an Indiewire “Project of the Week” – a recognition that comes with a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms.
So congrats to the filmmakers on getting past this major hurdle and I’m sure we’ll be hearing and seeing more of Flex Is Kings in the next year.
A 2013 debut is expected, likely on the film festival circuit.
Indiewire “Project of the Week” Watch the preview again below: