Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
The Nina Simone Bio Starring Zoe Saldana Will Apparently Be Released Later This Year... The Nina Simone Bio Starring Zoe Saldana Will Apparently Be Released Later This Year... The American Black Film Festival Announces Its 2015 Films in Competition The American Black Film Festival Announces Its 2015 Films in Competition Why ‘The View’ Badly Needs Raven-Symoné Why ‘The View’ Badly Needs Raven-Symoné It's Black Bike Week! Watch 2 Short Documentaries on the Popular Annual Event It's Black Bike Week! Watch 2 Short Documentaries on the Popular Annual Event Gabrielle Union Joins Jamie Foxx in a Race to Save His Kidnapped Son, in 'Sleepless Night' Gabrielle Union Joins Jamie Foxx in a Race to Save His Kidnapped Son, in 'Sleepless Night' British Filmmaker Peter Greenaway Preps Feature on Alexandre Dumas British Filmmaker Peter Greenaway Preps Feature on Alexandre Dumas Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Meet the Cast of FX's 'American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson' (First-Look Images) Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Here's the List of Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library in June Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch Trailer for Teen TV Drama Series in Development, ‘MysEducation’ Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch a Clip From Ethiopia's First-Ever Cannes "Official Selection" - Coming-of-Age Drama 'Lamb' Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial Watch Grace Jones’ “Banned” Citroën CX TV Commercial David Oyelowo on the Craft of Acting & Advice for Young Actors David Oyelowo on the Craft of Acting & Advice for Young Actors Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO Morgan Freeman's Bass Reeves Project Finally Gets a Lift, Thanks to HBO 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 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? Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer Starz Announces Return Date for Original Series 'Power' + New Key Art + Trailer 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...

Multimedia Project (Film & Comic Book) 'Rigamo' Tells Story Of Girl w/ Ability To Revive The Dead (Fundraising)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act February 17, 2014 at 5:45PM

Multimedia Project (Film & Comic Book) 'Rigamo' Tells Story Of Girl w/ Ability To Revive The Dead (Fundraising)
1
Rigamo

I'm always thrilled to see black filmmakers exploring the more fantastical genres of cinema, like Che Grayson and Sharon De La Cruz (repping NYU's Tisch School of the Arts), and their multi-media project, titled Rigamo, which will be both a film and a comic book series - centered on a young superhero who accidentally stumbles upon a secret ability: her tears bring people back to life, but with a caveat - when she brings someone back to life, she ages by several years.


The film portion of the project will be written and directed by Che Grayson, with visual effects done by Sharon De La Cruz; while the comic book will be drawn by Sharon, and the story written by Che. 

Team work! 

The duo already raised a third of their budget which came in the form of a grant from NYU's Graduate Student Organization, and are now hoping to raise the rest of it ($2100) via a newly-launched Kickstarter campaign, which ends on March 15. Just over $750 of the $2100 has been contributed as of the time of this post, meaning they need to raise another $1350 within the next month, which shouldn't be too much of a challenge - at least, I wouldn't think so.

The money raised will go towards: 

- Costumes and production design to help bring the vision to life

- Transportation for cast and crew 
- Food for cast and crew 
- Price of film stock and film development 

- Pay for film festival submission fees so we can get this story to a greater audience. 

First watch their video pitch below, and if you'd like to contribute to their campaign, click HERE, or within the widget underneath:


This article is related to: Fundraising


Shadow & ActNewsletter