***2nd UPDATE: Thanks to all contributors. They reached their goal! (1/29/14) UPDATE: Submit a film to NoBudge before Jan 27th & half the submission fee will go to the Tears of God Kickstarter. If you've been meaning to submit a film, NOW'S THE TIME. Support another no budge filmmaker and possibly get your film on NoBudge. Can be any film, doesn't have to be a premiere. Click here to submit. Also includes rough cut feedback submissions. (1/20/14)***
Okay gang, this movie needs to happen. Time to fan up & start sending in those contributions. It's got a long way to go in 15 days so spread spread spread. The film stars one of the best actresses in the world, Kate Lyn Sheil...and is written/directed by the team behind HOLY GOD, winner of the '13 NoBudge editing award, one of our faves of last year. The new film promises to channel 80s European horror films, i.e. Argento & Zulawski, a can't lose bet, especially when you add in the excellent cast, also including Samuel Herring (from the band Future Islands), Barlow Jacobs & Frank Mosley. There's no way this uncompromising film could be made within traditional channels, even if indie film wasn't collapsing (3 billion dollars of investment last year resulted only 2% return on investor money, source) Either way, the only way forward is crowdfunding. I know this movie will be amazing if they reach their goal. Plus, it involves many NoBudge alumni in front of & behind the camera.
See below to donate & for more about the project.
TEARS OF GOD is the first feature film by writer/director Robert Hillyer Barnett, co-written by Diamando Proimos. After her father's death, a young woman, Ida, confronts the source of the demonic scourge plaguing those around her. Longing for reunion with the dead and seduced by the chaotic allure of possession, Ida struggles to find meaning in a barren, apocalyptic landscape, while those around her succumb to despair and madness. To be filmed in Asheville, N.C., we want to tell a story about people who exist in a world barely understood, and the throes of drama, control, and cathartic belief within. Shot in the vein of 80s European horror films, like Argento and Zulawski, the film will meander through the various lives of the village in horrific vignettes with restrained then chaotic performances between floating, meditative long takes.