By Indiewire | Indiewire July 8, 2011 at 2:46AM
Every day this week, we’ve highlighted projects in the works seeking support from people like you. Below find the four profiled this week; you can learn more about them by clicking on the film title.
We want to know what project you most want to see. Vote now! The votes will be tabulated and the week's winner will be determined next Monday at 10AM, so spread the word! We will be announcing the prize very soon.
This Week’s Projects:
Pitch: Martin Bonner is a 58-year-old man with a new job at a non-profit organization that helps guide a prisoner’s transition from incarceration to the outside world. A stranger in a new town, Martin lets his personal life take a back seat and through work, he finds himself coming to the aid of Travis, a participant in the program who has just been released after serving twelve years. As Travis sets out to find a job, rent an apartment and fulfill the mundane tasks of everyday life, Martin serves as an unofficial mentor and the two find form an unlikely friendship.
Pitch: The Mad Scientist has just escaped from a maximum-security mental health facility and there's only one man who can save the citizens of tomorrow from his portal of time and army of atomic super people! “The Mad Scientist” is actually a prequel to a previous Taylor Twin Pictures production called “Evil Cult,” a straight-to-DVD film released in 2003. In that film, we first meet our hero, Neil Stryker, who becomes trapped within the confines of a diabolical cult who try to melt his brain. Mayhem ensues.
Pitch: Theatre Bizarre is an underground, illegal, fire-spewing, burlesque-filled, rock and roll masquerade – at least it was until the city of Detroit ended its decade-long run by shutting it down in 2010. Up until that time an army of volunteers had toiled year-round (and often around the clock) to create an otherworldly setting for a single night each year that has inspired a rabid following of attendees and wannabe-attendees. The documentary will utilize hundreds of hours of behind-the-scenes and performance video from the show's history to tell the story of this outlaw production and its leader, (Kresge Fellow) John Dunivant.