Back In Time with John Aron
Every week, digital artist Nuno Teixeira takes a look at the latest crowdfunding videos creating a buzz on the web.
The Gentleman’s Single-Use Monocle
Reviving the monocle as a go-to accessory for distinguished gentlemen, “The Gentleman’s Single-Use Monocle” by Zachary Weiner is a pitch-perfect throwback to the Victorian era.
Forgoing a standard crowdfunding video, Weiner instead gives us “A Gentleman’s Folly” – the tale of a young dandy (Baron Hartman) seeking to win the heart of the lovely Duchess Priscilla.
Alas the good baron is ultimately upstaged by rival Count von Schnitzel – a man who never leaves the house without a spare monocle.
Rife with ribaldry and innuendo, the “The Gentleman’s’ Single-Use Monocle” has nearly tripled its funding goal – further proof that with a good video, you can Kickstart anything.
Your move, Shrimp Cloud.
“Quiplash” is another smartphone-based party game, where two players are asked to come up with ridiculous answers to a random question (i.e. “What is the worst name for a clown?”).
Once the answers are locked in, the rest of the players vote on the best answer. Scores are tallied, and the answer with the most votes wins.
Getting all of the votes is known as a “Quiplash”, which causes a wormhole into another dimension of awesome to open in your living room.
Or something like that.
Hosted by Evan from Jackbox Games (aka “the only person willing to host the Kickstarter video”), “Quiplash” is a fun, simple crowdfunding video that takes viewers behind the scenes at Jackbox.
Jackbox is currently a few hundred dollars short of their goal, so be sure to check out Quiplash’s Kickstarter page here.
Back In Time – A Back To The Future Documentary
We’re not sure which one of these facts is the craziest:
- That it’s been 30 years since “Back To The Future” was released
- That we’re currently living in the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown visited in “Back To The Future Part II”
- That Lea Thompson still looks pretty good
Directed by Jason Aron, “Back In Time” is a documentary that focuses on the cultural impact of the “Back To The Future” trilogy over the past three decades.
This is actually Aron’s second campaign for the film, having originally secured funding with a 2013 Kickstarter campaign.
As production went on, the scope of “Back In Time” gradually increased (not unlike the films he’s chronicling), and this most recent campaign is intended to raise the funds needed to finish the film.
Featuring new interviews with Michael J Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Christopher Lloyd, and (naturally) Lea Thompson, the documentary is set to be released this October to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the original film.
Surely a “Howard The Duck” retrospective can’t be far behind?
Rewards for backing “Back In Time” include replica Delorean models signed by director Robert Zemeckis, and copies of the original script signed by writer Bob Gale,
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