Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Mornings segment! Every weekday morning, Geek Alabama talks about and features one crowdsourcing project from crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others. The hope with Crowdsourcing Mornings is to feature and help a project be successful and reach its fundraising goal. Please enjoy today’s featured project!
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Twitterpated is a modern queer take on the classic French play Cyrano de Bergerac. Originally, Cyrano is a story of a man with a cartoonishly large nose. In our story the lead Charles is an overweight and under-confident gay man. He falls in love with Rocky, a romantic bon vivant who recently moved to Brooklyn. Rather than confess his heart, Charles allows his less than brilliant but gorgeous friend Christian to step in and pursue Rocky. Charles helps Christian to win over Rocky by composing texts for Christian to send. Included in the film are some mean girls, an underwear party, and a very helpful drag queen.
The film was written to be filmed very inexpensively, set in local Brooklyn apartments and queer bars, with a small cast of 7 main characters (as well as many local cameo roles to fill), and a small local crew to capture them.
Currently, we raising $25,000 so that we can pay a cast to bring the work to life. This crowdfunding goal will pay for actors. We will announce cast members as they are cast during the 60 days, and once funding for them is secured, we will move into phase 2 of our funding, which will pay for the crew.
As of February 7th, this project has raised $18,000 of their $25,000 goal. This project has 11 days left to raise the $25,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $10, you will get a social media shoutout. For a pledge of $30, you will get a cast table reading video. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mattioliproductions/twitterpated-1?