Epic Films is an independent production company based in South Australia. They’re currently working on a series set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, using Pozible (Australia’s version of Kickstarter) to raise funds. If you’re looking for a good example of a bunch of talented filmmakers earning support from the public, then look no further. Hoping to hit their target of $20,000 by the 14th of March, Epic Films have promoted the Hell out of their project with great success. The plan is to make a series of web episodes, and this $20,000 is the minimum amount of money they’d need to make it work.
So what is this series actually about? Well, the title should give you a clue as to what to expect. Wastelander Panda is a story about a world after the breakdown of society, along the lines of Mad Max, or Cormac Mccarthy’s The Road. Also, the protagonist is a Panda.
It’s an inspired premise, and wonderfully executed in Epic Films promotional videos, which show off a great deal of what to expect should the series go ahead. To show your support for Wastelander Panda, head over to the crowdfunding website Pozible and donate. There’s 6 days to go, and they’ve already raised $16,900 (although if they don’t raise the full $20,000 by the 14th, they’ll lose it all). There’s also a Facebook page you can like for updates about the project.
Basically, if you want to see some new and interesting projects, you’re going to have to get involved. It’s no good sitting on your hands and waiting for Hollywood to come up with something original, you have to show your support for new talent. Crowdfunding sites are an excellent way for people to show they care, and really help keep truly independent filmmakers alive.