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Seed&Spark Films at Tribeca 2019

March 15, 2019

Since its inception in 2002, the Tribeca Film Festival has showcased works from independent filmmakers hailing from all over the world.  This year, eight films crowdfunded on Seed&Spark are making their debut at this prestige festival.

Whether you're attending Tribeca in Manhattan this April, or you're looking for creators who successfully went the crowdfunding-to-festival-premiere route, look no further than these eight, great films. Then get started on a crowdfunding project of your own!

 

Clementine

Screening info | Seed&Spark campaign

A heartbroken woman becomes entangled with a younger girl after breaking into her ex's lake house in the Pacific Northwest. Equal parts psychological drama and sexual coming-of-age story, Clementine is a tense rumination on who to love and how to let go. This film features an impressive female-led team boasting credentials from IFP to the Sundance Institute and their campaign was fiscally sponsored by Film Independent.

 

CRHSD

Screening info | Seed&Spark campaign

Three college freshmen chase their crushes the last night of school before summer break. But bad decisions and long-kept secrets jeopardize the trust between best friends. 

 

Flyby

Screening info | Seed&Spark campaign

When a passing asteroid begins to affect how people perceive time, one man struggles to keep up with a life that is quickly disappearing into the future.

 

Hard-ish Bodies

Screening info | Seed&Spark campaign

The chubby and charming, Mitch "The Midnight Train" struggles to believe in himself as a lead dancer. While the owner of the place, Stoney "Tex Longride", must come clean and tell the dancers that club will be torn down to make way for condos...like every other good thing in Austin. With some strong supporting female characters, both men find themselves struggling to keep it together during a busy Friday night. 

 

Lost Bayou

Screening info | Seed&Spark campaign

A finalist in the 2017 Hometown Herores rally and recipient of the Duplass Brothers "Oh Sh*t!" Grant, Lost Bayou follows the story of Gal. Dealing with her addiction to opioids and alcohol, Gal receives a call from her estranged father informing her of her mother's death. Unable to reason with this news, Gal ventures out into the Atchafalaya Basin to check in on her aging father, who has been living in seclusion on a houseboat as a Cajun faith healer. But what greets her when she arrives on the houseboat is something she never intended to face again.

 

Ponyboi

Screening info | Seed&Spark campaign

Ponyboi is an intersex runaway. He works at laundromat and hustles as a sex-worker. But after a mysterious encounter with a man from his dreams, he learns that perhaps he is worthy of leaving his seedy life in New Jersey behind. Ponyboi is a queer film about discovering self-redemption and love. A participant in the 100 Days of Optimism crowdfunding rally and already has screened at five other great festivals.

 

Snaggletooth

Screening info | Seed&Spark campaign

The tale of a young girl who believes she is going to get a puppy — but discovers that her mother has tricked her into a late-night visit to the orthodontist instead. Why are they keeping this appointment in the dead of night? Who is this mysterious doctor? And what about the puppy? This team hit their crowdfunding goal in 10 days!

 

The Boxers of Brule

Screening info | Seed&Spark campaign

This documentary follows Shaionna and a boxing team of sassy pre-teens who find strength in sisterhood and Lakota traditions as they fight to heal their community and end the youth suicide epidemic.

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