I was thrilled to hear that A Swarm of Angels (the amazing collaborative community-based film project lead by Matt Hanson) is hitting the 1000+ members mark: This also means its time to freeze membership for a little while to guarantee for the necessary stability. Phase 2 out of 5 accomplished!
You can join here.
As I’m typing this, the countdown to freezing the membership shows 001:08:28:34, i.e. 1 day and 8 hours to go. If you’re already a member, or if you joined before this countdown runs out, you’ll get First 1000 status, granting a number of privileges including the right to invite more members during the next phase. Membership, or the relevant investment if you want, is 25 pounds ($50, â‚¬36). You’ll be funding an amazing & fun collaborative film project. (According to Forbes Magazine, you’ll even be supporting a revolutionary.)
I’ve been involved (a lot more passively than actively, which is a bummer, really) with the Swarm for quite a while yet, and it’s been really interesting to get a glimpse into the way movies can be produced as collaboratively as this.
The two scripts that are being developed for production as of now are The Unfold and Glitch:
A disaffected Musician receives a phone call from his Mother, who everyone believed died a decade ago, triggering a search to rescue her inside â€˜The Foldâ€™. He sets off on a journey where he must confront family secrets, a shadowy organisation, Cell Division, and a strange dimensional force that threatens to destroy the world.
A videogame artist recreates his childhood love as an idoru. A voyeuristic cable installer meddles in his customers lives. A neglected housewife finds evidence of an affair on a lost phone. In a world of the wireless, the powerless, and the loveless, it is time they all made a connection.
Both of which could be quite intriguing from what I’ve heard so far.