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This Kickstarter-Backed Gay-Themed Horror Film Might Just Scare the Pants Off You - VIDEO

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Filmmakers Matthew Chilleli and Ben DeLoose have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a horror movie with two gay main characters.

Escape The Dark, about “a haunted apartment, depression, and what's waiting for all of us in the dark,” follows two sets of roommates experiencing mysterious events while battling their own personal demons.

With one week to go, the campaign has so far raised over $11,000 with a goal of $15,000.

Watch Matthew and Ben's eerily entertaining campaign video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ready for a Role-Playing Road Trip with Gay Indie Film 'Retake'? — VIDEO

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Supporters of LGBT independent film will want to check out the plans for Retake, a new film from director Nick Corporon which launched a Kickstarter today seeking production funds.

The film, a road trip adventure which follows two lost souls on a role-playing, memory-mining journey to the Grand Canyon, stars the sexy Luke Pasqualino, who readers may know from the UK version of Skins, Showtime's The Borgias, or SyFy's Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. It also features Kit Williamson, from the well-known LGBT web series EastSiders.

Corporon wrote and directed Barbie Boy, an award-winning short which we featured HERE last month. Retake is co-produced by cinematographer Collin Brazie, and Sean Mandell (readers may recognize that name from his byline here at Towleroad!).

Watch the Kickstarter trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

And check out more and offer the film support if you're inclined at the Kickstarter here.

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Gay Murder Mystery 'Kiss Me Kill Me' Gets Greenlight Following Successful Kickstarter: VIDEO

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Actor Gale Harold [pictured] is going to star in a new movie, and it’ll be his first gay role since he played Brian Kinney in Queer as Folk.

HaroldOn Monday it was announced that murder mystery film ‘Kiss Me, Kill Me’ has been green lit. Casper Andreas (“Going Down in LA-LA Land”) will direct, and David Michael Barrett (“Such Good People”) is screenwriter.

The announcement was made following the film reaching its Kickstarter goal yesterday, and it will go into production this December. If you still want to give to the project, follow the above link and contribute to a stretch goal. Screenwriter Barrett says that, while the initial goal has been met, the team is hoping for an additional $25,000 to “significantly raise the quality of the production.” 

Director Andreas thanks fans, who were active in their Internet campaigning for the film. Says Andreas:

The huge success of this campaign is a reminder how important movies with LGBT content are to audiences…Hollywood is not producing these sort of films, and we would not be able to do it without the fans.

Gale Harold isn’t the only super hunk appearing in the film. Van Hansis, of “As the World Turns,” and Logo’s “Eastsiders,” also stars. Rounding out the cast will be: Willam Belli (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”), Kit Williamson (“Eastsiders,” “Mad Men”), Yolonda Ross (“Go For Sisters”), Tom Lenk (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Brianna Brown (“Devious Maids”), Jonathan Lisecki (“Gayby”), Michael Maize (“True Blood”), Craig Robert Young (“NCIS: Los Angeles”), Jackie Monahan (“Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same”). Andreas’ past collaborators Matthew Ludwinski and Allison Lane (“Going Down in LA-LA Land”) will also appear.

Watch a Kickstarter video on the film's cast and plot, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Out Country Singer Chely Wright Scores Kickstarter Fundraiser Record for New Album- VIDEO

Chely WrightOut country singer-songwriter Chely Wright has broken Kickstarter records in funding her new album, reports Rolling Stone.

The 45-day campaign - the sixth most successful Kickstarter music campaign and the number one campaign in country music - raised $250,000, which will allow Wright to record and promote the album and to produce a music video.

Born in Missouri, Wright came out in 2010.  In the same year she published an autobiography and released a critically-acclaimed documentary about her coming-out process. She married Sony Music Entertainment's Director of Marketing, Lauren Blitzer the following year and gave birth to their twin sons in 2013.

Wright knew that after coming out she would lose old fans and gain news, but she says that she was "reduced to tears on a daily basis" by the number of private notes she received thanking her for the support her book and film had offered them in their own coming-out experiences.

With about half of the record already written, Wright looking at mid-2015 as a potential release date for the new project.

Watch the official video for Chely Wright's 1999 country chart number one 'Single White Female,' AFTER THE JUMP...

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The Disgustings, Jordan Firstman's Comedic Short Film About 'Those' Gays - WATCH

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Two years ago Jordan Firstman moved to Los Angeles and promptly discovered that in addition to being home to over 300 museums, the Walk of Fame, and some of the most gorgeous weather in the country--L.A. was flush with an “abundance of assholes.” Inspired, Firstman took to Kickstarter with the simple idea of bringing two of these people, played by himself and Chloe’s Drew Droege to the independent film circuit.

 

After successfully hitting the film’s modest crowdfunding goal and a year of production, The Disgustings dropped last week. Suffice it to say that the short is every bit a love/late letter to each and every single one of “those” gay guys we’ve all pretended to have never been before.

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Transgender Model Andreja Pejić Launches Documentary Kickstarter Campaign - VIDEO

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Supermodel Andreja Pejić, who recently came out as a transgender woman, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a feature-length documentary on her life.

Pejić, an Australian national originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, spent time in a refugee camp near Belgrade during the Bosnian War.

The documentary Andrej(a) “will explore gender politics in-depth around the globe, and the beauty industry and its attitude towards diversity, will be a focal point.”

Writing on Kickstarter, Pejić explains:

“I hope that by sharing my humanity, pain, tears, laughter, joy, and biggest struggles on film, it will shed light on what it means to live as a transgender individual. I have always believed that differences between people should not equal divisions and I simply want to create something that could help build a bridge between my community and the rest of the world.”

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