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Crowdfunding: Daniel Fawcett’s Savage Witches

By Mike Everleth ⋅ July 13, 2011

An angry Christina Wood wearing a red hood

Savage Witches is the upcoming feature film by British filmmaker Daniel Fawcett. After getting constantly in trouble with their headmistress, Gretchen and Margarita (Christina Wood and Victoria Smith) hide out in their secret location in the woods and transform the world around them with their magic.

Described as a “playful and experimental” movie, the filmmakers are raising production funds through the crowdfunding website Sponsume. It’s basically the same idea as other crowdfunding websites in which the escalating levels of donation come with different gift packages, including, in this case, posters, DVDs, production photos, screening invites and more.

Inspired primarily by two films — Daisies, directed by Vera Chytilov√°; and Hausu, directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi — Savage Witches is designed to be “an ode to cinema, to the magic of cinema, to filmmaking as an art form, as a tool for expression and exploration.”

To help fund this project, please visit the Savage Witches page on Sponsume. Also, you can visit the film’s official website and watch a preview trailer below.

Daniel Fawcett is a filmmaker, as well as one of the founders of the One+One Filmmakers Journal.