Crowdsourcing funding for indie movies is really shaking up the film world, giving flicks a chance that would find it tough to get their budget from traditional sources. One currently looking for funding is Bruno & Earlene Go To Vegas, a bosom-buddy film that inverts the typical characterisations and gender roles that we’ve come to expect from Westerns and road movies. It’s currently in the midst of a cash-raising drive on indiegogo in a bid to try and get the movie made.
To tempt potential backers a trailer has been released. You can take a look at that above and then head over to Bruno & Earlene Go To Vegas’s indiegogo page to pledge some cash – you can give anything from $15 upwards, with various inducements on offer depending on how much you give. If you’ve got more than $1,000, you could even be an associate producer!
Here’s the synopsis: ‘When old friend Earlene turns up on the doorstep of ’extremities model’ (hands and feet) Krista in Los Angeles, a spark is ignited that inspires them to take a trip to their dream destination of Paris. Problem is, they’re out of cash, and instead wind up in a gold-mining village in the Nevada desert, populated by a host of Las Vegas escapees – a pair of Chippendales, a drag queen, a sheriff and an ex-Showgirl. For a short while this eclectic community provide cover, but on the run from the cops, a plastic surgeon with a vengeance, and the queen of California’s underground ‘alternative’ gentlemen’s clubs, the two women must prepare for battle. But before doing so, Earlene must come to terms with a hidden truth about Krista’s past… as Bruno.’
So go give some money and let’s get the film made and finished!