I’d really love to see both of these projects financed fully, especially as we consistently have discussions/debates on this blog about the lack of representation of black artists in genres like sci-fi and fantasy.
Here are 2 that address that issue directly, so consider this a reminder. And if you can afford, contribute to either or both campaigns, which have a few days left to raise their goals.
First, London-based filmmaker Nosa Igbinedion is trying to raise 5,000 pounds (or about $7,500) to see the short version of his Oya: Rise of the Orishas: project (which resurrects Orishas as modern day superheroes) through completion, so that he can use it to help raise funding for the feature film.
Thus far, $3,200 of the needed $7,500 has been raised, so almost half, with 16 days left in the campaign.
If you haven’t contributed, and this is a project you’d like to see realized, head on over to IndieGoGo to drop a few bills, HERE, and help ensure that the filmmakers are able to get the film made.
everyone who *liked* this on Facebook, retweeted it, or shared on
Google+, etc, gave just $10, the campaign would easily surpass its goal. So turn those likes into dollars.
Second, US-based filmmakers – John Agbaje and Charles Agbaje – are hoping to raise $25,000 to produce an animated film set in a fantasy world based
on pan-Africanist mythology.
Titled Spider Stories: An Animated Film, here’s the project’s synopsis:
the royal family is over thrown by a corrupt neighboring kingdom, a
fearless princess, armed with a mystical staff, embarks on a quest with a
wayward drummer to understand her homeland, reconnect with spirits and
reclaim the throne.
Their stated goal is to create a pilot episode for an animated series, which they recently
pitched at Harvard’s Africa Business Conference to rave
reviews, and they’re excited about bringing it to life.
Currently, they’ve raised $15,445 of the needed $25,000, with just 11 days to go in the campaign. So, if you’ve got a few bucks to give, head over to the project’s Kickstarter page HERE and chip in.
Like the other project, this was also attracted lots of *likes,* *tweets* and *shares* on this site and others where they were posted. Turn those *likes* into change, will ya, so we’ll get to see more of a range of our experiences and talents on screen.