One in a Crowd: "The Rink"
Get groovy on wheels by crowdfunding this horror short
Like many artists, Austin's creative community is increasingly turning to crowdfunding platforms to cover developmental costs. For potential backers, it can be hard to navigate all the sites out there, so here's a quick guide to some noteworthy campaigns. Remember, do your own due diligence before you back anything.
Who's raising the funds?
Horror short "The Rink"
What's the project?
Indianapolis native Ronald Short has been making a quiet stir since moving to Austin, with his web series Weekend Plans and his features Billi & Theodore and Good Feels on Wheels (currently on its festival run). Now he's in post-production on "The Rink," a horror short. He's already secured two production grants – including the Dan O'Bannon Filmmaking Grant (named in honor of the Alien scriptwriter), awarded by the Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival. The eight-wheeled terror actually shot at Austin Roller Rink earlier this year, and now Short needs finishing funds to get it audience- and festival-ready. Help get this screamfest rolling via Kickstarter.
Target: $4,000 by May 24
What are the perks?
$50 doesn't just get you the finished film, but also a shout-out in the credits and access to Short's specially curated "The Rink" playlist for all you jam skaters out there.
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