One in a Crowd: Dough

Crowdfunding, with added raffle

Making a film is like making pizza. You may have all the proper ingredients, but you have to put it all together in just the right way to make it rise properly. New feature Dough has sifted its cinematic flour and sliced its tomatoes, and needs your help to get it in the oven.

Double cheese, hold the pre-midlife crisis: Brett Tribe in comedy-drama Dough, seeking your crowdfunding help now. (Photo courtesy of Dough)

Documentarian Eric Mauck (Zombie Girl: The Movie, Austin Film Festival Jury Prize winner See the Dirt) turns to drama for this tale of Adam (ColdTowne Theater regular Brett Tribe). He's a guy whose lifelong career of delivering pizzas to pay for weed is only getting him so far. What happens when tips and leftover garlic knots aren't enough to tide him over, emotionally or financially?

This is a long-gestating project, starting back in 2012. Primary filming has finished and now they're in the final (and expensive) post-production phase. That's where this crowdfunding push comes in: they need cash to hire a sound mixer and a colorist to finish how the audience will hear and see the picture. That comes in at $8,000, and they're trying to hit the target by August 30.

You can contribute via the project's IndieGoGo page, and there's an extra bonus for anyone contributing $50 or over: You're automatically entered into a raffle for gift cards from local businesses including Birds Barbershop, the Round Rock Express, and 600 Degree Pizza (natch).

Don't have any cash? Follow the film on Facebook, and watch their pitch video.

Got a film, game, website, prototype, or crazy project? Are you in Texas? Are you looking for crowdfunding? Want us to talk about it in this column? Email us at with all the details.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More One in a Crowd
One in a Crowd:
One in a Crowd: "A Grievance With Gravity"
Help this local short about feeling out of place raise essential funds

Richard Whittaker, Dec. 4, 2019

One in a Crowd: Vulcan Video Needs Your Help
One in a Crowd: Vulcan Video Needs Your Help
Keep the tapes rolling at Austin's VHS and DVD institution

Richard Whittaker, May 23, 2019

More crowdfunding
Burning Down <i>The Barn</i>
Burning Down The Barn
Director Justin Seaman on the joy of rubber and gore

Richard Whittaker, July 14, 2016

Opening the Book on Roller Derby
Opening the Book on Roller Derby
Local photographer Kickstarting history of Texas Rollergirls

Richard Whittaker, June 9, 2016

More by Richard Whittaker
Recording the Day India and Pakistan Split in <i>Partition</i>
Recording the Day India and Pakistan Split in Partition
When India and Pakistan became two separate countries, it reshaped world history. Now an Austin podcaster is telling the personal stories behind that severing.

Aug. 12, 2022

Summer Stock Goes to the Movies With <i>How to Musical Theatre</i>
Summer Stock Goes to the Movies With How to Musical Theatre
The youth theatre troupe's new film brings back that MGM songs-and-dance style

Aug. 12, 2022


One in a Crowd, crowdfunding, Kickstart Your Weekend, Indiegogo, Dough, Eric Mauck

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Behind the scenes at The Austin Chronicle

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle