A European in the crowdfunding top 5
by Camillo de Marco
12/04/2012 - A European film features among the five projects which received the most funding between February and March with the crowdfunding system, which provides alternative funding through spontaneous donations to the project.
According to the statistics provided by Kickstarter, the sector’s leading platform which has raised a total of 150 million dollars, God Help The Girl reached 121.000 dollars in mid-February with this participatory funding.
The film’s author is Scotsman Stuart Murdoch (pictured), singer and composer of the well-known indie band Belle & Sebastian. God Help The Girl is a musical film, born from a song, which talks about Eve, a girl who is being treated for emotional disorder in a hospital in Glasgow. She starts writing songs to cure herself and meets two musicians, James and Cassie.
Stuart Murdoch says he is inspired by the French Nouvelle Vague of Truffaut and Godard, the post-punk movement, musical films of the 70s and 80s, John Hughes’ classics, the British comedies of Bruce Robinson and Bill Forsyth, and by Glasgow itself.
A winning idea which convinced 334 "backers" to finance the film in exchange for their name in the closing credits and various gadgets.
(Translated from Italian)