Watch Austin Horror "Conversion Therapist" Raise Its Funds Sunday Night
Short film has last-ditch backer party tonight (with queso)
By Richard Whittaker,
10:53AM, Sun. Jun. 24, 2018
Earlier this month, we featured director (and Other Worlds Austin founder) Bears Fonté's latest short film, LGBTQ+ horror "Conversion Therapist," in our One in a Crowd column. That's the space we dedicate to local filmmakers and creatives who are looking to crowdfund their projects.Tonight, June 24, Fonté and the crew are having a countdown party at Trudy's North Star (8820 Burnet Rd.), starting at 8pm, and running until the fundraising clock counts down to zero at 1:59am.
Fonté set a very ambitious target of $20,000, to cover a host of post-production costs and get the film ready for the 2019 festival scene. Fonté said, "I've never done this crowdfunding thing, though I think I've contributed to over 50 projects on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Seed & Spark. This is a really important film for me and I really want to get it right."
Here's the amazing thing: with 15 hours to go, the project has raised over $15,000. However, that's only 75% of the way there, and Fonté has made this an all-or-nothing fundraiser. That's why the event tonight is so important, to get the money together; plus, Fonté is promising chips and queso as the hours click down and the total rises.
And even if you can't make it in person, you can still contribute via Kickstarter.