Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Meet the Cast of 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + the Characters from the American Original They Each Play (Premieres in 2 Weeks) Meet the Cast of 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + the Characters from the American Original They Each Play (Premieres in 2 Weeks) Netflix's 'The Getdown' Directed by Baz Luhrman Has Found Its Female Lead Netflix's 'The Getdown' Directed by Baz Luhrman Has Found Its Female Lead Meet the 3 Leads for the Next 'Star Wars' Movie (John Boyega Is One of Them) + Watch New Teaser Meet the 3 Leads for the Next 'Star Wars' Movie (John Boyega Is One of Them) + Watch New Teaser Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Quentin Tarantino's 'H8ful Eight' Gets a Teaser Trailer (Samuel L. Jackson, Belinda Owino) Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) TV One Shores Up 2015-2016 Slate with 8 New Series, 16 Original Movies + New Production Partnerships TV One Shores Up 2015-2016 Slate with 8 New Series, 16 Original Movies + New Production Partnerships 'Walking Dead' Creator Says Rick and Morgan's Reunion Will Be "The Spine" of Season 6 'Walking Dead' Creator Says Rick and Morgan's Reunion Will Be "The Spine" of Season 6 Abderrahmane Sissako's 'Timbuktu' Quietly Grosses Over $1 Million in USA Box Office - Rare for an African Film Abderrahmane Sissako's 'Timbuktu' Quietly Grosses Over $1 Million in USA Box Office - Rare for an African Film Rumorville: Ernie Hudson Circling T'Chaka Role in Marvel's 'Black Panther' Movie Rumorville: Ernie Hudson Circling T'Chaka Role in Marvel's 'Black Panther' Movie Watch Cuba Gooding Jr. Wield a Gun and Snort Coke in his Underwear in Clip from 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL' Watch Cuba Gooding Jr. Wield a Gun and Snort Coke in his Underwear in Clip from 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL' People in Chicago Are Not Happy with Spike Lee’s 'Chiraq' People in Chicago Are Not Happy with Spike Lee’s 'Chiraq' Check Out the First Trailer for HBO's New Dramedy Series 'Ballers' Starring Dwayne Johnson Check Out the First Trailer for HBO's New Dramedy Series 'Ballers' Starring Dwayne Johnson 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper,' on Serial Killer Who Murdered Black Women for 25 Years, Debuts April 27 on HBO 'Tales of the Grim Sleeper,' on Serial Killer Who Murdered Black Women for 25 Years, Debuts April 27 on HBO Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Kickstart This: A Short Film About Superheroine Storm - 8 Days Left...

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act July 16, 2014 at 6:47PM

It's not the big screen feature film based on the character that you'd like to see Marvel make, but it's a start.
2
Mya - Storm

I first profiled this project, 2 days ago, on Monday, July 14. At the time, with 10 days to go to meet her $8,500 goal, she'd raised $4,533, so just over 50%. Since that post, 2 days later, the percentage raised spiked up quite nicely, and the amount raised is now at 70%, or close to $6,000. Now, with 8 days left, if that kind of momentum continues, the project will be fully funded before the campaign ends. Clearly there's interest; so consider this a reminder, if you were interested in contributing, and maybe just forgot. Or if you missed my first post, consider this yourself served! 

Read the original announcement below...

I'll skip the formalities and instead just let the filmmaker speak for herself. She has 11 days to go to meet her $8,500 goal. As of the time of this post, she's raised $4,533, so just over 50%. Read and watch her pitch below, and then visit the project's Kickstarter page here to contribute, or click within the Kickstarter widget at the bottom of this page:

"RAIN" is a short film I wrote inspired by my favorite and most undersung super-mutant...

[If you're not already [familiar with the project], you can follow along with updates & info here: facebook.com/xstormfilm]

With just over 200 backers right before the holidays, we were able to raise a cool 10 grand to get this ambitious little-engine-that-could off the ground. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rainfilm/rain-a-fan-film-about-storm)

As a complete rookie to this experience, however,  there were a few things I totally spaced on-- like the cost of Kickstarter itself, for one thing.  After taxes and fees and the handful of pledges that didn't go through, our initial $10,000 ended up being more like $8900.

That  is a teeny tiny micro-budget for a sci-fi short with VFX and high production value.

I have lucked into an awesome group of pros who are willing to do as much as they can basically pro bono  just because they believe in the story and know how awesome it's going to turn out. Still, there are big expenses on a production like this... bigger ones than I knew anything about.

So here I am again, asking for a little more help.

It will open up a lot more opportunities for us to finish this project as beautifully as we hope to if we could double down with at least another 10K or so.

Production has already begun and will continue, but a little more support can get us even higher off the ground than we already are, and it will keep us from having to cut the story down.

*With a bit more funding, we won't have to cut corners on things like costuming or vehicle rental... or other little details necessary to tell the story the way it deserves to be told and the way you deserve to see it. 

*With a bit more funding I can cover the cost of the rewards from the FIRST Kickstarter without having to drain the already tiny budget we have so far (or go flat broke myself trying to do it on my own).

*More funding will give the crew some breathing room and elevate the production value even further.

Basically, the more we raise the less the story and important storytelling devices have to get trimmed and clipped away.

A lot of you have given such generous support already-- too much in some cases-- but I've been hearing from lots of new Storm-watchers who are as eager to see this project come to life as I am.  This is for the newcomers.
(*If you do want to pledge again, keep in mind that the photo rewards such as 8x10's and posters will be all new this time around.)

Here's your chance to help MAKE IT RAIN.

Are you in?

You've got all my gratitude just for being part of this thrilling ride.

Love & Lightning~
Maya G.

In case you missed it, here's a podcast I did just recently talking all about the project and the experience and it's importance: http://www.blackgirlnerds.com/2014/04/in-case-you-missed-itbgn-podcast-41314.html.

Here's the video pitch, and, underneath, the Kickstarter widget. Follow the project's progress via its Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/xstormfilm.


This article is related to: Fundraising, Maya Glick


Shadow & ActNewsletter