One in a Crowd: Here We Are
Local feature seeks crowdfunding for tale of love among the slackers
By Richard Whittaker,
12:00PM, Fri. Feb. 20, 2015
Ah, Austin, the velvet rut. The town's creatives come for their big break, but so many never quite finish that script or get so caught up in debating tacos they forget to make that movie.
That's a phenomenon that David Bellarosa knows a little about, but he's being a lot more proactive. Under his Lonely Giant slate, the NY-to-Austin transplant has produced music videos for many rising local acts, including Frank Smith, Megafauna, and Mike & the Moon Pies. Now he's working on his debut feature, a tale of love, debt, medical testing, the Texas School for the Deaf, and slacking in Austin.
With 28 days to go, the production is a couple of thousand bucks toward its $26,000 target. Much of the cash will go to set-dressing the medical-testing facility that is a core location for much of the action. You can contribute via their Kickstarter page, and follow the production at lonelygiant.com and on Facebook.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.