Thursday, November 5, 2015

What Current Kickstarter Movie is Worthy of Success?

What Current Kickstarter Movie is Worthy of Success?

While browsing the current film projects on Kickstarter, the first movie that caught my eye was Paper Chase, by Lauren Domino and Angela Tucker. Now, what is Paper Chase? Well, according to their page, in one sentence, Paper Chase is  "A comedy set in New Orleans about a young girl raising money for college by any means necessary!" This movie was written out of a desire to give more representation to women in color in film, as well as to present their town, New Orleans, and issues like race and class through a different perspective. Domino and Tucker have also cited old 80's teen comedies such as Sixteen Candles and Say Anything as inspiration for their film.

I think that Paper Chase is a project that will (or should) be a successful film project because of the film's content, subject matter, and genre.

The first reason is simply because the film is going to portray an underrepresented group, African American women. In fact, "black people" is one of the selling points that Domino and Tucker illustrated in their sales pitch. Their statements are definitely true and I think that producing a film about African American women will appeal to audiences that have been yearning for representation for years, and well as people who want to see something that has not yet been seen before.

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(from their Kickstarter page)

Secondly, it will be a successful film project because it deals with a very relatable subject that has not been talked about or portrayed much in the media. How to pay for college is a question often asked but rarely answered in film or television. When it is talked about, it is usually the subject of a news article and very to-the-fact; not at all entertaining or insightful like this film promises to be. I, for one, am very interested in a teen comedy that deals with issues that isn't too far fetched for me to be faced with.

Speaking of, another aspect that will make the film successful is its genre. It is a comedy, which often rated the most popular movie genre in America. And personally, I think that teen comedies in particular have a certain appeal that makes it inherently more appealing than other types of comedies.

As of the time of the publication of this post, the film has raised $7,683 of its $50,000 goal, with 28 days to go.

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