The Kickstarter Film Fest is coming to Los Angeles! Tonight, September 12th, from 6-11PM in the Autry in Griffith Park, we’ll be showing a selection of Kicktarter-funded films and offering on-site refreshments. It’s free!
Occupy the farm.
On April 22, 2012, more than 200 urban farmers and community activists marched onto 10 acres of fallow farmland owned by the University of California and began to plant.
Throughout the growing season, these activists tended to their crops while engaging in an increasingly contentious dispute with the school over the fate of the land. A veteran filmmaker, Todd Darling, was there to document the entire process, and Occupy the Farm is the result.
With just three days left to fund the production, the documentary is $3,500 short of its goal — but the gap is closing.
Through the looking glass.
Metal artist Keena Good forges whimsical sculptures that inspire flights of fancy. Her new project, Down the Rabbit Hole, will gift a pair of sculptures inspired by Alice in Wonderland to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens.
Go ask Alice when she’s ten feet tall: It’s our Project of the Day.
Won’t you be my neighbor?
Cal State professor Andrew Lohmann’s Kickstarter project rethinks how we define neighborhoods.
"Our Neighborhood" Mapping Project shifts the focus from census tracts and school districts to resident-defined neighborhoods. In the process, Professor Lohmann hopes to explore how our geographic and social environments affect our sense of community. This neighborly approach to community psychology is our Project of the Day.
Go play in the dirt.
Laughing Mother Farms is a labor of love for two young farmers in Northern California.
A combination of community-supported agriculture local composting operation, and outdoor education program, Laughing Mother operates almost entirely on human power, food waste, and a small handful of donations. Give a little green and get some in return — this endeavor is our Project of the Day.
Into the wild.
Jeff Masamori is a young photographer and designer from California.
Last summer, he set out into the backcountry of Yosemite National Park with his camera and made a slew of striking photographs, capturing the wilderness in both epic and subtle moments.
He just launched a Kickstarter project to transform the images into a book, incorporating both text and his design aesthetic.
Stunning is the least we could say about the trailer for The First 70, a documentary about the attempt close dozens of State Parks in California.
A few of the more epic screen grabs from the trailer of The First 70, a documentary on preserving California’s parks. Make sure to watch the full thing on their project page.