After making waves with his last documentary (the Sundance-winning, Oscar-nominated “Five Broken Cameras”) director Guy Davidi has turned to Indiegogo to raise funds for his new documentary, “Mixed Feelings.”
Shot over the past six years, the film tells the story of Israeli director and teacher Amir Orian, a once-successful actor who created an alternative theater in his own apartment called “The Room Theater.” The documentary paints a portrait of a free-thinking artist.
After many Israeli parliament members, including the minister of culture, Limor Livnat, came out strongly against the filmmakers of “Five Broken Cameras,” Davidi didn’t receive any Israeli funding for his latest project, which was shot during the Gaza war of 2008 through the Gaza war of 2014.
Through the Indiegogo campaign, the filmmakers are trying to raise at least $30,000 by December 7th with plans to release the film in the next few months. “We are 90 percent done with the movie and just need a last little push to finish it. We have gathered private funds and even received a grant from Fritt Ord in Norway, but have not received any support from Israel despite the successes of 5 Broken Cameras,” the filmmakers wrote on the campaign page.
Producer Anna Somershaf, along with Davidi, have now turned to the Israeli and international audience to ask for their help financing the completion of the film, by pre-selling tickets to screenings and downloads of the movie.
“It is my belief that the audience will see the value in telling this controversial human story. Because of crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo, we now have the opportunity to let the audience help bring this film to completion,” said Davidi in a statement.
Watch the campaign video below: