One in a Crowd: Slash

Local filmmaker seeks finishing funds

You may recall filmmaker Clay Liford's viral hit "My Mom Smokes Weed," and that time that it was stolen from him by an Internet thief.

Michael Johnston and Hannah Marks in Slash

Liford has moved on from that traumatic experience, and has been expanding his short film "Slash" into a feature film. The story of high school kid Neil, who has a predilection for crafting erotic fan fiction, Liford's comedy has been mostly shot, but he has started a Kickstarter in order to finish the film, or more specifically, to bring Neil's erotic sci-fi fantasies to life. Liford's goal is $45,000, with his deadline set for Sept. 25 (Chronicle Editor Louis Black is a producer on the film). But this week, a mysterious benefactor stepped in to match the donations dollar for dollar (up to $1500) for everything Liford gets by the end of the day today (Friday, Sept. 4). So, check out the pitch below, and head over to Liford's Kickstarter to chip in.

One in a Crowd is a series intended to showcase Texas film and tech projects that are crowdfunding their way to a goal, be it distribution, a prototype, or production costs. If you have a project that we should know about, email us at

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