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Project Name: End Times
Asking For: $14,000 through Kickstarter
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Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $4,639
Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 21
Description: A man with ample film and web experience wants to raise money for a short film about a dying squirrel. Bobby Miller has turned to Kickstarter to rally support for his latest project, End Times.
Miller says he began to work on End Times when his step-father passed away in 2011. As he considered mortality and the emotions it bestows upon us, he penned a script that he is now ready to put to screen. The short’s protagonist will encounter the aforementioned ailing rodent, thus setting off a journey described on the Kickstarter page as a “comedic existential crisis.”
More details about End Times are available in Miller’s pitch video:
Creator Bio: Miller is a long-time digital media veteran who we covered way back in 2009 when he showed up on the Indy Mogul channel. Seven years later, his first feature film The Master Cleanse premiered at South By Southwest.
Best Perk: Anyone who pitches in at least $10 will receive an “End Times” gospel track billed as a Kickstarter exclusive. Does Miller have to chops to be a great soul singer? Donate ten bucks and you can find out.
Why You Should Fund It: There is not currently any End Times footage available to us at the moment, so all we can go on is Miller’s previous track record. Luckily, the film’s chief creative force has some strong credits to his name. He has worked on digital projects like Kid President and BuzzFeed’s “Creep” videos, which have received acclaim and millions of views, and The Master Cleanse received strong reviews upon its release. What does Miller have for us next? I’d like to find out.
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