Here’s a project that should certainly hold some degree of sway over the numerous basement-dwellers and shut-ins that ever mis-spent their youth in their local rental stores and movie theatres, and who now frequent the Internet as writers, critics and journalists… hi there!
Taking their starting point in the mid 1990s, not long after the rise of the American Independent cinema scene took hold, when Corona Coming Attractions first landed on the Internet and lit a fire under every film geek and nerd with a modem to follow suit and engage with the film industry in a way that had never really been done before. From these humble beginnings, film sites began to explode across the web (like Ain’t It Cool News, Badass Digest, Hitfix, Dark Horizons, etc.), provoking debate and discussion, digging for information and news, even inviting no end of controversy from a variety of sources.
Horton and Todd have assembled a pre-production schedule that they now need everyone’s help in achieving by getting donations for the subsequent production and post-production stages, which they hope to get started with within the next month or so. It’s a tall order of a budget for sure, but the planned content listed on the page is a pretty clear indication as to how much they want to put behind this project.
Besides, you gotta love any Kickstarter that signs off with a Blaxploitation quote.
Check out their video and their words and definitely their list of rewards for various degrees of donation. Got some spare change? Fling it their way if you want to hear how it all started from those that started it.