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Kickstart Your Weekend: 'Shark,' 'Red Winds,' and the Globe

By Monica Riese, June 7, 2013, 2:15pm, Picture in Picture

From a theatre remembered from childhood to a mother's fear for her son, these three projects are deeply personal to their creators. Take a look at their campaigns and see if you want to get involved.

Globe Theatre Restoration

No, not that Globe. This theatre, originally built in the 1930s in Bertram, half an hour north of Austin, was in a state of complete disrepair when its new owners took over in 2008. With the help of family and friends – and some lucky finds at antique shops throughout the Midwest – they've been able to outfit the theatre with many vintage fixtures, but now they need $25,000 to get the theatre some seats. Not too long from now, this could be a place to showcase small independent films, so the Austin film scene owes it to Bertram to lend a helping hand during this final stage of the project. Only one week left and nearly $12,000 to go!


Director Zach Endres' mom worried for a brief moment that all her son's teeth would come in pointy and sharklike, and how he's making a film about that experience come true. It's all about trying to fit in and making the most of the hand you're dealt. Only $471 to go, with plenty of time to spare.

Red Winds

When it comes to crowdfunding campaigns like these, sometimes there's nothing like making the director shut up for a minute and letting the actors in a project do the talking. In this case, child star Caleb Burgess explains that Red Winds is a project will help director Jay Galvan find his voice and confront personal fears.

Red Winds Indiegogo Campaign Video from F2 Films: Jay Galvan on Vimeo.

Kickstart Your Weekend 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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