It’s the end of the year, and if you’re involved in independent film at any level, you’ve likely been inundated with fundraising emails from all your filmmaker friends. Heck, I’ve even sent out a few on my own behalf. There are a few reasons for that – firstly, as indie filmmakers we tend not to make a lot of money (surprise, surprise); and secondly, the major film festivals are quickly approaching, and we all need a little help getting there.
One worthy project hoping to earn your coveted dollars is Terence Nance’s An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. As reported a few weeks ago, the whimsical blend of live action and animation was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier section.
Terence and his team are now seeking to raise the funds to turn their rough cut into a finished film (e.g. sound design, voice over, color correction), as well as cover the costs associated with getting to Park City and making their presence known (e.g. travel, posters, and publicity).
You can find Terence’s fundraising pitch here. The goal is $15,000, with the fundraising deadline a little less than a month away.
Alright, film enthusiasts. We’re always asking for more black films at these festivals – specifically more well-made black films. Here’s your chance to support one.