Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, if you were looking for a crowdfunding project to support, look no further. Do you love 2D animation? Are you a fan of steampuck? Vivacious leading ladies? Want to see all of this together in one amazing film? Check out Hullabaloo on IndieGoGo!

This is by far my favorite indie project this year. Hullabaloo is led by James Lopez and a whole slew of other amazing Disney animators, and the whole project is an attempt to showcase the incredible art that is 2D animation. “2D animation is a beautiful but dying art form that the animation studios have all but abandoned.” The crew of Hullabaloo is looking to show investors that the public still loves and appreciates the astounding work that goes into an animation like this, and with our help and support, I think this project is the perfect way to do so.


Not that that isn’t cause enough, but here’s another reason to support this project:

“In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.”

FEELS, right? I am absolutely passionate about this project and you should be too. As I was writing this post, I am happy to report, the campaign has reached their funding! And they still have 28 days to go. Let’s help them reach ALL of their stretch goals! This film deserves it. So please, PLEASE, support this project. If you can’t donate to it, please share it. I am so looking forward to seeing this short film, and all other 2D films that follow it!


Support Hullabaloo!

Kickstarter Funding for Important Mental Health Campaigns

It’s Kickstarter feature time! This time I have two for you to take a look at and both are incredibly important because they address a topic that, I believe, is too often swept under the rug. And that is mental health. So without further ado. Here are two Kickstarters that need your help, right now.

The Hospital Visit


The Hospital Visit
By: Aaron Fisher
Where: Kickstarter Page
Needs: $5,000
Ends: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
“The subject of my son’s film deals with important mental health issues, such as major depression and suicide – there is more information about the film in the link below. Aaron was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and major depression five years ago. With medication and therapy, he has learned to cope with this debilitating illness, and has been quite accomplished – making numerous short films since middle school.” – Danny Fisher.

Live Through This: Life on the Other Side of Suicide


Live Through This: Life on the Other Side of Suicide
By: Dese’Rae L. Stage
Where: Kickstarter Page
Needs: $15,538
Ends: Thursday, March 21, 2013
“The meat of Live Through This comes from talking to other survivors about their experiences with suicide and then, after each interview, making a portrait. Later, I publish that portrait with an excerpt of the survivor’s story on the website. The idea is to level the playing field and humanize suicide by showing the faces of real people who have attempted to take their lives, but lived instead. Live Through This asks the viewer to look into the eyes of the survivors, and in doing so, it helps the viewer to realize that these people could be anyone.”

Please consider donating to either of these Kickstarters. Mental health is an incredibly important topic and one that I hold close to my heart. Even if it’s a small donation, it will go far.