I will be candid I am REALLY tired of Kickstarter but in the same token some really cool films are currently funding through Kickstarter. Why am I a cynic when it comes to Kickstarter? Because at least 3 times a week I get an email from somebody who says ‘fund my movie’ and the basis of doing so is a whole lot of squat.
They have no poster, they have no concept they just figure they are going to make a movie since they watched a lot of movies and that makes them capable of making lots of movies. If you are going to start a kickstarter campaign at LEAST put together enough material to peak interest and generate some buzz like the team behind Stomping Grounds.
The team behind Stomping Grounds have completed their movie and are looking to Kickstarter to raise funds to finalize the film and complete editing. It helps if you are raising funds for a horror comedy if your kickstarter donation video is an extension of your film and its style. Stomping Grounds kickstarter video is the first promo that asked me for my money and made me laugh. So far they have raised 70% of the money they need and with your help this indie horror comedy will become a reality. You can donate here and you can watch their promo video below.
In Stomping Ground Ben & Annie are a couple living in Chicago, on a weekend trip to Annie’s small North Carolina hometown. At the local bar they run into Paul, an old friend of Annie’s, and Ben learns something he never knew about his girlfriend: She believes in Bigfoot. In fact, she and her friends used to “hunt” for the creature when they were kids. Before Ben knows it, he’s off on an impromptu Squatchin’ trip deep in the Carolina backwoods. Amidst the Squatch calls, campfire stories and beers, Ben quickly realizes that Paul may have an ulterior motive in bringing Annie to the woods. And something else out here seems to be after her as well. Everyone but Ben thinks it’s Bigfoot. But it can’t be, can it? After all, Bigfoot isn’t real…
Stomping Ground is a microbudget relationship comedy/horror hybrid feature by television producer & first time feature director Dan Riesser. It was shot in October 2012 in North Carolina, mostly in the Uwharrie National Forest, an area well-known for its Bigfoot sightings. Stomping Ground is currently in post production. Look for it in 2014.