Two years after their Indiegogo campaign in the Wild West days of crowdfunding, Shawn Christensen and his team walked away with an Oscar on Sunday night for their live-action short film, “Curfew.” They ran a flexible funding campaign in early 2011 to help cover post-production costs for the short, which they had just finished filming — with 10 hours of raw footage.
In a mere 19 minutes, the story behind “Curfew” packs a punch: A junkie is in the middle of attempting suicide when his sister asks him to look after his niece, and he obliges. Check out the trailer:
Everyone on the Indiegogo team would like to give a champagne-filled congratulations to Shawn Christensen and his team, including the short’s producer and assistant director, Andrew Napier, who recently ran another successful Indiegogo campaign for his feature-length documentary.
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