Kickstarter: The Oregonian Theatrical Release
Most film Kickstarter campaigns are all about raising funds for production. However, in the case of Calvin Lee Reeder‘s The Oregonian, the feature-length movie is already complete and ready to screen!
The movie is being released through Mike Plante‘s Cinemad Presents distribution company and via a Sundance Institute digital distribution initiative. So, Reeder’s Kickstarter campaign is designed to raise funds to hire a publicist, print up some movie posters, and place advertisements in major alternative papers in the cities where the film gets booked.
As if making a film and getting it into theaters and microcinemas isn’t hard enough, the actual toughest part is then to build enough awareness to get the butts in the seats. The Oregonian did get lots of great write-ups after it screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and several other fests. But, now that momentum has to push forward into its national theatrical run.
If you want to contribute, please visit The Oregonian‘s Kickstarter page, which is being promoted with the slogan “Spread the Dread.”
The above Kickstarter video gives some glimpses of the film. The official description from Cinemad Presents reads:
Leaving behind a desultory and potentially abusive existence, a beautiful farm girl, known only as The Oregonian (Lindsay Pulsipher), rushes headlong into an unknown future.
There is a place. A place where the skies are wide and the forests are thick—and strange. You can lose yourself forever in these woods. You’ll meet truckers with problems and old women with strange powers. You may even make a furry friend. Just be sure to stay quiet. Spend some time with a woman from Oregon who is lost on the road and running away from her past. Now she has a chance to experience everything the grotesque Northwest has to offer, whether she likes it or not.
Here’s the Kickstarter widget: