Hold your breath.
Looks like it’s going to be a long three months for a whole raft of Kickstarter-funded filmmakers, all of whom just learned that they’re nominated for 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. Cue the confetti!
We’re thrilled to congratulate the eight films that emerged from the Kickstarter community this year and netted nominations:
Best Feature: Keep the Lights On
Best Documentary The Waiting Room
John Cassavetes Award for Best Film Under $500k: Mosquita y Mari
Best First Screenplay: Jonathan Lisecki, Gayby
Best Screenplay: Ira Sachs & Mauricio Zacharias, Keep the Lights On
Best Director: Ira Sachs, Keep the Lights On
Best First Feature: Gimme the Loot
Best Male Lead: Thur Lindhardt, Keep the Lights On and Wendell Pierce, Four.
Someone to Watch Award: Adam Leon, Gimme the Loot and Rebecca Thomas, Electrick Children
Truer Than Fiction Award: Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims, Only the Young and Pete Nicks, The Waiting Room.