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: Deep Cuts
Asking For: £25,000 ($42,102.50) Kickstarter
Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): £9,800 ($16,504.18)
Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 12
Description: Deep Cuts brands itself as a “mystery-drama series” that hopes to feature TV-level quality. It takes place in a town called Freston and centers around a violent man named Liam, who, as a young boy, witnessed his father’s suicide. In the present day of the series, Liam has disappeared, and Deep Cuts will ask its central question: “Where is Liam?”
With the help of their Kickstarter backers, the production team at Front Line Picture House hope to make six half-hour episodes of Deep Cuts. They go into more depth in their pitch video:
Creator Bio: Front Line Picture House is based in London, and its previous projects include a number of short films that have been selected for several curated festivals. Some of these shorts, including last year’s Dust & Waltz, can be viewed on the studio’s Vimeo channel.
Best Perk: £150 earns donors a web chat with a makeup artist whose credits include Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. It could take your Voldemort cosplay to the next level.
Why You Should Fund It: Funding a series that is still in the planning stages is always risky, but Front Line’s previous oeuvre speaks to the studio’s ability to put out a compelling picture. The cast and crew of Deep Cuts is replete with TV talent, and the whole series has an air of professionalism to it. The studio has a clear plan for its budget and has set up all the filming locations in needs to turn its village setting into a reality. The stage is set for a compelling treat for genre fans, so long as Front Line can bring in the funding it needs.