Filmmaker Mike Buonaiuto has had huge success with gay-themed viral vids, such as the gay marriage themed Homecoming, as well as #LoveAlwaysWins that challenged the anti-gay policies in Russia, and Invisible Parents, which was made to raise awareness of the inequalities facing gay parents throughout the EU. He’s also shown his interest in sci-fi with things such as the short film, Adam: Next Generation Robotics.
Now he’s hoping to challenge the way gay people are dealt with in sci-fi with the short film #Credence and he’s turned to IndieGoGo to raise the £6,000 he needs to get it made and onto the big screen. The hope is rather than dealing with gay themes allegorically – which sci-fi often does when it touches on LGBT things at all – it will tackle it head on with a story of a gay family dealing with the end of the world as we know it.
You can watch the beautiful looking trailer for the film and a behind-scenes-featurette below.
The film, ‘tells the story of a family torn apart during the last evacuation on earth after violent storms have made survival impossible. Hope has been found in the form of new worlds that support human life, however due to limited rocket capacity and life expectancy only children are permitted to evacuate, and even then – only the rich have ended up getting tickets. Our short film follows 2 fathers’ decision to make the ultimate sacrifice to give up all their possessions to ensure the survival of their daughter, and the entire human race.’
As always, there are plenty of perks for those who help with the funding, so head over to IndieGoGo to find out more.