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Crowdfunded gay sci-fi film raises over £22,000 in 30 days

Joseph McCormick August 14, 2014
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A new film project aiming to challenging the portrayal of LGBT people on film, has raised over £22,000.

Credence, a sci-fi film about the end of the world, and an evacuation of the earth, features a gay couple’s family, and the devastating effect the loss of their daughter

The final cut of the film will be directed by Mike Buonaiuto, and feature a soundtrack by Scottish composer Craig Sutherland and New York based artist and vocalist Lucien Dante.

The description on the trailer for the film reads: “Ever wondered what it might look like if a science fiction film presented LGBT people the way it should be done? #Credence will be the first Sci-Fi of its kind to challenge the way gay characters are portrayed in film.”

“Credence tells the story of a family torn apart during the last evacuation on earth after violent storms have made survival impossible. Hope has been found in the form of new worlds that support human life, however due to limited rocket capacity and life expectancy only children are permitted to evacuate, and even then – only the rich have ended up getting tickets. Our short film follows 2 fathers’ decision to make the ultimate sacrifice to give up all their possessions to ensure the survival of their daughter, and the entire human race.”

The team behind the film was raising funds on Indiegogo to create the full-length big screen version.

They broke their fundraising target in three days, and raised £22,000 in 30.

Related topics: credence, Film Reviews, indiegogo

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