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Kickstart New England: and Spin the Plate

2 Aug , 2014  

Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by:

This month's Kickstart New England series we feature our own Indiegogo campaign for a relaunch where you can pick up some great perks for your contributions, as well as a Kickstarter campaign for local film Spin the Plate.

Kickstart Us!

Exciting changes are coming to! Founder and editor Michele Meek and the team are excited to launch an Indiegogo campaign for our planned site overhaul.

Our website has been a vital resource for over 15 years, and we’re ready for a fresh face and additional features to offer the dynamic New England filmmaking community. Along with a new interface and design, including a mobile-friendly site, this project will allow to improve our Industry Production Directory, add a custom industry search engine, update and expand our actor and location databases, offer a job email subscriptions, and provide more frequently updated news about what’s going on in New England.

The goal is to raise $15,000 by August 28th. If you’re reading this, chances are you already use and its resources. We encourage readers to contribute to get perks and to
enter our referral contest for the chance to win a story about you, your project, or your company/organization.

For more information on the campaign, to learn more about funding perks, read industry testimonials, and donate, visit the Indiegogo page.

Kickstart Spin the Plate

New England company Pack of Dogs Productions seeks support for its upcoming feature Spin the Plate. Based on a novel by Donna Anastasi, the film follows a woman and her journey to overcome her past and the sexual abuse she suffered as a child.

As director Eric R. Eastman writes on the film’s Indiegogo page, the film has ‘a beating heart, sharp teeth, an occasional clenched fist, and a deep social conscience… We are all impacted by the issues of child abuse, rape, domestic violence, incest, post-traumatic stress disorder, juvenile sex trafficking, and animal cruelty; whether it is you yourself who has experienced these issues first-hand, or someone you know and care for.’

The film has been adapted by screenwriter and playwright Tom Anastasi, who is also married to Donna. Filming has taken place in Boston and New Hampshire.

The goal is to raise $15,000 by September 6th. Funds will help filmmakers finish Spin the Plate over the next year. To read more about the project, watch a short video, and donate, check out the Indiegogo page.