Another crowdfunding success story! And it was for a horror film focusing on a female protagonist! Although there have been quite a few of those lately, I still feel that there needs to be more, so this story truly is a win-win.
Get the details on the short, titled Helen, below:
HELEN, a horror short film from the Dell Sisters, shattered fundraising records on the crowdfunding platform Seed&Spark last week. The film raised 100% of its goal in just 12 hours, cutting the previous record for fastest campaign financing in half. HELEN follows a woman through the longest night of her life after her anxiety comes to life as the Fury, a demon determined to destroy her. The film stars Aimee Garcia (“Dexter,” RoboCop, “Rush Hour”) and is currently in post-production.
The campaign is still active at seedandspark.com/studio/helen-1. Seed&Spark offers distribution and filmmaker incentives for projects with 500+ followers, so HELEN encourages everyone to FOLLOW the campaign!
The Dell Sisters, writer/director Emily Dell and producer Elizabeth Dell, are a filmmaking team in Los Angeles focused on female-driven genre films. Their previous works include B-GIRL, a narrative feature about a female breakdancer, released in the US by Screen Media Films, distributed worldwide, and airing on Showtime, Starz, and Encore Networks. Emily Dell is the author of the comic book series Romeo & Juliet and Guns, as well as the Executive Director of the Nashville Writers Conference. Elizabeth Dell is the Head of the China Task Force for the Producers Guild of America and produces hundreds of episodes of branded digital content. Elizabeth and Emily are featured in the National Women’s History Museum [“From Ideas to Independence: A Century of Entrepreneurial Women”] and are sponsored by/partnered with NIKE, BOWMORE WHISKY, and MICROSOFT.
Seed&Spark is a crowdfunding platform for independent filmmakers. The tools they provide for their users result in a 75% fundraising success rate, twice the average of other platforms. Their partnerships with Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, Amazon, and other premier distribution channels allow their filmmakers to distribute their work across the globe.