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Kickstart This: Documentary 'Jesse Heiman: World's Greatest Extra'

Jesse Heiman: World's Greatest Extra

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. We're back after a week off due to the craziness of Comic-Con, but this week, we want to turn your attention to a documentary project called Jesse Heiman: World's Greatest Extra, which follows the nerdy-looking guy who managed to score the much-coveted job of kissing supermodel Bar Rafeli in that famous Super Bowl commercial earlier this year. Check out the documentary team's pitch video below, tell us your thoughts, and don't forget to donate.

 Posted July 26 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Latino Review's Chase Thriller 'Breakneck' Set in NYC

Breakneck

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we want to turn your attention to a project being developed by our friends at Latino Review. If you've been a longtime follower of the movie blogging game, you'll definitely recognize the swagger-ific scoopster El Mayimbe, who's been a thorn in the side of Marvel for years. He and his team are working on a NYC-set thriller called Breakneck, and it's definitely worth supporting. Watch the pitch video, tell us your thoughts and don't forget to donate.

 Posted July 12 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: British Indie Short Film 'Dog' Full of Kung Fu Action

Dog Kickstart This

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're spotlighting an interesting independent short film project from the UK called Dog. It's a drama with strong Hong Kong action influences about a gangster-type named Dog who viciously beats people with a wok spoon (!), and they need some help to make their fight sequences even better. Take a look at their pitch video below, leave a comment here with your thoughts, and don't forget to donate if you can spare a few bucks. Check this out!

 Posted July 1 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Giant Robot Prison Guard Goes Berserk in 'Goliath'

Goliath Kickstart This

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're taking a look at a new science fiction short called Goliath, which features a 12-foot-tall robot that guards a prison with a gang problem. There are a lot of people involved with this who have some very impressive credits to their names - from Peter Jackson's King Kong to AMC's "Breaking Bad" - so take a look at their pitch video below, leave a comment here with your thoughts, and don't forget to donate if you can spare a few bucks. Watch!

 Posted June 21 in Indies, Kickstart This, SciFi | Comments

Kickstart This: Spielbergian Time Travel Comedy 'Double Trouble'

Double Trouble

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're featuring a throwback to the Spielbergian movies of the 80s & 90s, a science fiction time travel comedy called Double Trouble. It comes from a talented duo of Swedish filmmakers, André Hedetoft & Andreas Climent (whose work we've featured on the site before), so take a look at their pitch video below, leave a comment here with your thoughts, and don't forget to donate if you can spare a few bucks to support indie filmmaking. Watch!

 Posted June 14 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: 5 Second Films' Feature-Length 1980s-Style Slasher

Dude Bro Massacre 3

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're featuring a ridiculous new horror project influenced by slasher horror movies from the 1980s called Dude Bro Party Massacre 3. It's the first feature-length (horror) movie from the folks at 5 Second Films, who you likely know from their quick comedy videos they've been making every day for the last five years. Take a look at their pitch video below, leave a comment with your thoughts, and don't forget to donate if you can. Check it!

 Posted June 7 in Horror, Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Awesome Practical FX Creature Film 'Harbinger Down'

Harbinger Down

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're taking a look at "a film that utilizes and celebrates practical creature effects" called Harbinger Down. This project comes from the folks at Amalgamated Dynamics and promises a tense, claustrophobic thriller in the vein of Alien and The Thing. The best part? They'll only use practical animatronic and makeup effects to create the film's creatures. Take a look at their pitch video below, leave us a comment, and donate if you can. Watch this!

 Posted May 19 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Fantasy Short Film 'Delve' Blends Magic and Science

Delve - Kickstart This

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we want to turn your attention to a fantasy short film project called Delve. Combining elements of magic, science, and sci-fi, this ambitious short utilizes awesome production designs, some cool practical costume pieces, and even an elaborate CG dragon who becomes a main character in the story. But they need our help. Take a look at their pitch video below, leave us a comment, and don't forget to donate a few bucks if you can. Check this out!

 Posted May 3 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Comic Book Store Hijinks on Display in 'New Comic Day'

New Comic Day Kickstart This

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we want to turn your attention to a potential feature film called New Comic Day. We've seen tons of superhero movies over the past decade or so, but how many of them have actually taken place inside of a comic book store? These filmmakers hope to blend live action with animation to give us something unique within the genre. Take a look at their pitch video below, leave us a comment, and don't forget to donate a few bucks if you can. Do it!

 Posted April 25 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Zach Braff Turns to Kickstarter for Directing Effort 'Wish I Was Here'

Wish I Was Here

It's been nearly ten years since "Scrubs" star Zach Braff made his directorial debut with Garden State, a film that I still love unconditionally, even if other critics believe it hasn't aged well. Many have been waiting for Braff to get back behind the camera, and now it sounds like that's finally going to happen, but only with help from his adoring fans. Following in the footsteps of the recent Veronica Mars success, Braff has taken to Kickstarter to collect funding for his sophomore directing effort, a comedic drama titled Wish I Was Here, which will again feature Braff in the lead, working from a script he wrote with brother Adam Braff.

 Posted April 24 in Development, Kickstart This, Movie News | Comments

Kickstart This: 'Touch the Wall' Follows Olympic Swimmers to Gold

Touch the Wall Kickstarter

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we want to turn your attention to a feature documentary called Touch the Wall. Ever wonder what it takes to win a gold medal at the Olympics? This doc follows 17-year-old Missy Franklin and her teammate Kara Lynn Joyce as they train for two years before winning multiple medals at the London Olympics last year. Take a look at their great pitch video below, leave us a comment, and don't forget to donate a few bucks if you can. Check it out!

 Posted April 19 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Documentary Tries to Uncover Mystery of 'Zug Island'

Zug Island Kickstart This

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we want to put the spotlight on a feature documentary film project called Zug Island - The Story of the Windsor Hum, which aims to find the truth behind a strange rumbling sound emanating from a mysterious island off the coast of Michigan. The sound has had negative effects on many local residents, but nobody knows what is causing it. Take a look at the compelling pitch video below, and don't forget to donate a few bucks if you can.

 Posted April 12 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: Comedy Doc 'That's Not Funny' Explores Limits of Humor

That's Not Funny

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we want to shine a light on a documentary film project called That's Not Funny, which wonders "how far is too far?" when it comes to comedy. Are there limits and rules to humor that everyone must abide by? When is it OK to cross a line? These kinds of questions and many more are explored through interviews with comedians, writers, and journalists. Take a look at the pitch video below, leave us a comment, and don't forget to donate if you can.

 Posted April 5 in Docs, Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

Kickstart This: 'Starry Eyes' is a Twisted Look at the Price of Fame

Starry Eyes

Welcome back to another edition of Kickstart This, FirstShowing's weekly column dedicated to spreading the word about cool indie projects that need your help to become a reality. This week, we're taking a look at another horror, this one called Starry Eyes. It's a strange, dark Hollywood satire that's also an exploration of an aspiring young actress and the terrible price she pays for fame, inspired by movies like Repulsion, Carrie, The Entity and more. It features a strong female lead performance, and it looks intense as hell. Take a look at the pitch video below, leave us a comment, and don't forget to donate if you can. Check this out!

 Posted March 25 in Indies, Kickstart This | Comments

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