Comics, LGBTQ

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.

Geek Loves Punk comic imageIn 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.

Production still Geek Loves Punk Facebook pageAnd it’s everything I hoped it would be.

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.

  1. Al

    February 18, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    How did I miss this???

    I am super excited for this to happen.
    And I don’t think it’s selfish to want to see examples of her work at all. Although I believe in the idea itself, I want to know what kind of investment I’m making when I give my money to people on Kickstarter. And I think her examples are great!

    1. Brenda Noiseux

      February 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

      Me too! I feel like the examples really sold it for me.

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