It’s tough getting an indie movie made, especially one that’s gay themed. As a result an increasing number are looking to crowdsourcing to try and get into production. One that’s vurrently going down that route, is Better Half, which has a Kickstarter campaign to try and get at least $35,000 so it has enough money to go before the cameras.
You can take a look at the preview clip above to see whether you think it might be worth getting the full movie made, and then head over to Kickstarter and pledge some cash. And if you need a bit more info on Better Half, here’s their statement below.
When was the last time you saw a dramatic gay film that didn’t have a coming-out, a pulsing night club setting, a heated courtroom debate on discrimination or a HIV/AIDs PSA embedded within it? What was the last gay film where the plot focused on the human drama between people, and not the “Gay”?
They ARE out there. We want to bring you the next great one… with Better Half.
Better Half is a story about a young DC couple’s transition from couplehood to becoming a family, who also happen to be gay. Tony is the kind-hearted social worker who can’t turn a blind eye to any soul in need, much to the frustration of his practical-minded partner. Leo is a financial planner who likes his things: his loving partner, his growing small business and prefers to live quietly & simply, with as little contact with the rest of the world as possible. So when an infant is abandoned at Saint Agnes, Tony sees it as a sign. Suddenly Leo is confronted with making good on his claim that he wants a family with Tony. Family-phobic and emotionally guarded, Leo must reconcile his fear of fatherhood with the real risk of losing Tony altogether.
Over and over again, folks who have read this script insist this is something new, that Better Half is a film missing from the landscape of gay cinema. And, we wanna bring it to you, but we need your help!
We are a resourceful bunch, so it won’t take a million dollars to make a great film. At present we have a modest “guerilla filmmaker’s” budget at $257K. We are really hustling to nibble away at that number. We are already well into pre-production, nailing down locations and talking to talent about roles and shooting schedules. We need to raise a cool $75K to get us through principle photography.
As a production team, we have worked together before. We are accustomed to shooting fast and light without sacrificing quality in the storytelling or production value. We got a bunch of passionate people on board for this project; they want to see this film made. But We can’t do it with Your support!