In honor of October and all things scary, Smarthouse Creative, the Seattle-based production/distribution/marketing firm, and Aktionsart, the art and technology nonprofit organization, are teaming up to produce “13 Chambers,” an anthology film featuring 13 segments directed by 13 female filmmakers within the boundaries of 13 creative (and practical) constraints.
For example, the films will be shot inside a dilapidated former school building that is scheduled to be torn down by the end of the month. The idea originated from Smarthouse producer, Brad Wilke, who said that once he saw the old print shop, he knew he had to film there.
“The film and arts community so far have been totally on board; they see the potential and want to help us make this happen,” said Wilke.
In order to fund the project, Smarthouse Creative and Aktionsart have launched a Seed & Spark crowdfunding campaign with hopes of raising $10,000. Smart house and Aktionsart plan on releasing the anthology of “13 Chambers” in early 2016. If it’s successful, they plan to create a similar challenge in other locations.