JMC students launch Indiegogo campaign to raise money for film project

Kent State University Independent Films (KSUIF) students have launched an Indiegogo campaign to help raise $10,000 to fund its newest feature-length film, “Unlucky.”

The film is a comedy that follows a boy named Sam who falls head over hills in love with a girl at first sight without ever learning her name and faces unlucky situations in order to reunite with her before time runs out.“Unlucky,” which will premiere in May 2016, will be directed and produced entirely by students. The dozens of participating undergraduate students, grad students and volunteers will gain hands-on experience and learn what the film industry is really like.

“Unlucky” co-director Buddy Candela said that support for the film would help provide unique and real opportunities for students to learn, but to also create a great movie.

“Donating to this film is important because we have a chance to achieve our dream while we are still in college,” Candela said. “My whole life I have wanted to direct movies, and the fact that I am given that opportunity while I am in school is truly a blessing. Your donation will be funding the filmmakers of tomorrow.”

KSUIF’s $10,000 fundraising goal will cover daily expenses during the filming Donations will cover daily expenses including props, costumes set dressing location rentals, batteries, food, makeup and promotion. A portion of donated money will be put toward the film’s distribution and help offset the cost of producing DVDS when the film is complete.  Campaign supporters can also receive perks including posters, signed scripts, VIP tickets and a DVD copy of the film.

“The more money we raise, the better the film can be,” Candela said. “Every donation counts, no matter how small.”

The Indiegogo campaign will run until May 31, 2015.

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Kent State University Independent Films (KSUIF) is a production company and student organization that creates and develops media productions.The organization provides skilled members to do everything required to design and produce audiovisual concepts. Their diversity ranges from feature-length narrative films to corporate video, commercials and everything in between.

Over the past eight years KSUIF has completed three feature-length films in the styles of action, musical comedy and most recently horror. Within the last year the organization has advanced its goals and is taking students that have a passion for film and giving them real experience. With the organization growing to more than 150 students, KSUIF can support large and small submitted projects. 

POSTED: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 05:40 PM
Updated: Saturday, December 3, 2022 01:02 AM