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Project: Who is Vermin Supreme?
Deadline: Monday, September 3
Why it’s good: Filmmaker Stephen Onderick first met alt-candidate/political troll Vermin Supreme while shooting footage for Indymedia at Chicago’s NATO Summit protests. After assuming at first that Vermin was just an amusing sideshow, Onderick became fascinated by the man’s satirical approach to campaigning.
To Onderick, Vermin Supreme’s…
The founders of Meat Clothing LLC need your help (on Kickstarter) to fund their new cooking show.
This week’s Pumped Up Kicks spotlights Bumpin’ Uglies, an independent, Minneapolis-based iPhone game in the style of Angry Birds.
Deadline: Thursday, May 31
Why it’s good: Dawn Mikkelson, the director, describes SMOOCH as “a cinematic call for civility.” In other words, it’s not just a documentary. It’s an initiative to encourage dialogue, forgiveness and reconciliation. Inspired by the story of Mary and Oshea, the mother who forgave her son’s killer…
LegUp Studio is raising money on Kickstarter to create an affordable, accessible printmaking space in Northeast Minneapolis.
Progressive Seward bookstore and community meeting place Boneshaker Books opened in 2010 thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. Now the all-volunteer staff is hoping to replicate that success with a new push to expand the store.
The Great Twin Cities Poetry Read celebrates the work of poets from Minnesota and beyond.
Death to Prom wears its John Hughes influences on its pink satin sleeve, but shakes up the central love triangle and celebrates “fabulousness” in a way that’s tailor-made for the 2010s. Donate on Kickstarter to help make the film happen.
Filmmaker Rosemary Williams hired a private investigator to learn more about the ’50s pinup girl who shares her name. Now she’s making a movie about that other Rosemary and the scandal that ended her career–and she needs your help, on Kickstarter.
Photo by Nancy Wong.
Project: In Habit: Living Patterns
Deadline: Sunday, April 15
Why it’s good: Northern Spark, the dynamic all-night arts festival taking place throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul, has already raised enough funds via Kickstarter to return for its second year this June 9. The festival’s organizers are still encouraging individual artists and…
Isaac Arvold plans to re-imagine his lost artwork with an original new exhibition. Donate to his Kickstarter campaign to help make it happen.
Works Progress’ Salon Saloon has three years under its belt of bringing together creators, thinkers, and doers for presentations and discussions.