March 6, 2012 by Alex Hoekstra
10 days ago, I selected a project that’s drawing upon the talent of the University of Michigan’s film students. It seems as though the well there runs deep, because today, U of M has been so kind as to give me another batch of creative, provocative and remarkably talented film-makers with another project. U of M students apparently know that Kickstarter is the place to be when it comes to finding the support they need for their work, and with as much passion and creativity that’s going into today’s project, it’s no surprise that Kickstarters (myself included) are coming to the aid of these young artists.
Today’s project comes from Filmic Productions – a team of student film-makers with an impressive track record of good-looking, low-budget cinema. Their latest project calledSimon Says sounds fascinating, and with the vision they have for it, I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
Suppose accidents weren’t caused by chance – that someone or something out there was dedicated to achieving a universally-level playing field. Crazy, right? Think again – we’re creating a world unlike any you’ve ever seen!
I’m not superstitious, but the notion of somebody sitting in a cubicle, determining fate and ensuring karmic balance (which invariably involves wreaking a little havoc) with the routine push of a button makes the whole cosmic endeavor seem very relatable. It’s amusing to consider what sort of red tape the Fates might have to wade through in the bowels of the Olympus corporate headquarters.
Filmic has big plans for Simon Says, including a unique soundtrack to accompany the strange new world they’re creating to look behind the cosmic curtain of destiny. With only 8 days left on their Kickstarter campaign and a goal of $3,500, the end results are sure to be more than a little impressive, given the budget. There’s clearly a lot of neat ideas and serious talent going into this project, and the fact that it’s coming from the next generation of film-makers gives me hope that there’s a future for good film. Help bring tomorrow’s filmmakers to the limelight by backing Simon Says before March 14.