Kickstarter of the Week: Geek Loves Punk
A lesbian geek and her best friends try to figure out their lives and their relationships in the sweet comedy, Geek Loves Punk.
In the Geek Loves Punk Kickstarter, filmmaker Julie Kerr expands the Geek Loves Punk story from her original short film to a full length feature.
The story focuses on Elizabeth, a lesbian geek and an aspiring comic book writer who longs for a girlfriend. Her best friend Sol is a comic book artist who’s real passion is building robots. Emma works in a comic book shop, is best friends with both Elizabeth and Sol, and is trying to figure out her purpose in life. A punk named Megan walks into Elizabeth’s life and shakes things up between the three friends.
After only watching Julie’s pitch video, I already wanted to support this project. Her sincerity and humor shine through. According to her, that sincerity is a big part of the movie; “I made this movie because I wanted to give an alternative viewpoint on dating than what is normally shown in movies these days. I wanted to bring a bit of sincerity and genuine sweetness to a film. A film that made folks laugh and restore their faith in the good things in life. I felt it was my mission!”
For $15,000 though, selfish as it may seem, I wanted to see examples of her work and talent to make a feature length movie a success. Thankfully, Julie has embedded the short film for Geek Love Punk further down the Kickstarter page.
Just like the review notes she reads in the pitch video, I found myself laughing at the jokes and touched by the realness and sweetness of the story. If you like movies like Juno or comics like Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Seconds and Scott Pilgrim, make sure you check it out.
Where will that $15,000 goal go? It will go towards making the film festival ready with things like professional sound editing, film festival fees, a digital cinema package and marketing.
Backer reward levels start at $1 where Julie will tell you her favorite comic book and you can tell her yours to the $20 reward level for digital copy of the film to the $10,000 reward level where she’ll help you make a film. Backer levels are chock full of fun rewards, like the $30 Learn how to be geek cool.