Welcome to Fund This, a new column here at Tubefilter. Each week, we’ll look at a planned web series or other online video project currently in search of funding on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or any other similar crowdfunding sites. We’ll tell you what the series is all about and explain why it is worth your money. Do you have a project that’s currently being crowdfunded? Contact us to let us know and we may feature it in upcoming installments and check out previous installments right here.
Project Name: Cindy
Asking For: $18,000 on Kickstarter
Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $8,713
Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 14
Description: According to the campaign video, Cindy is the Cinderella story “stood on its head and told for a 21st century audience.” It’s a darker, more realistic, 21st century take on the classic European folk tale and starts out with Cindy in a foster home, where she’s just about to be adopted by an incredibly controlling woman slash reality TV superstar. And, to make things even more interesting, 16-year-old Cindy’s handsome prince and saviour appears in the form of a 40-year-old man.
Creator Bio: This web series is directed and co-written by the creative mind of Larry Wilson, responsible for such twisted and popular tales as Beetlejuice and The Addams Family. Christi Haydon-Wilson (who also plays the fairy godmother) and Jason Hampton co-produce the series. The rest of the cast and crew is listed on the series’ Kickstarter page.
Best Perk: While many of the lower tiers offer typical rewards like shout-outs on social media, $125 can get you so much more. You’ll get all the digital perks from the previous levels (the Magical Digital bundle), as well as a Cindy-themed t-shirt. But the best part of all? Two posters signed by Wilson himself, one from Cindy and one from either Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Nightmare Before Christmas, or The Addams Family.
Why You Should Fund It: Cindy is a series with something to offer many different types of online video fans. Fairy tale lovers will see some of their favorite characters come to life in a new setting. Aficionados of Wilson’s previous works will notice what he calls the “Beetlejuice edges” in the series’ comedy. But if you’d just like to see the series come to life with TV-show-levels of post-production quality (as the creators promise to do if funded), that’s a legitimate reason, too.