Actor Jon Heder Tests the Potential of Crowd Sourcing

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Thu, 03/24/2011 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Proving that more is merrier actor Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite Blades of Glory) and director Nicholas Peterson (MuM Dark Mind) turn to crowd sourced funding website Kickstarter to raise funds for a new short film titled Drained. Crowd source funding strikes Nick and me as a fresh new way to fund bold filmmaker-driven films in the future. So we're testing it out to see where it takes us says Heder. Heder will draw on his background in animation to serve as producer of this cautionary tale that combines stop-motion animation techniques and a digital background with live actors to tell the story of a woman gradually crushed by the destructive forces of an abusive relationship. Through Kickstarter we hope to fund a film that is bigger than each individual's contribution says Peterson. For as little as one dollar people who are passionate about film can help put story to screen. To get involved with the new film visit the Kickstarter project by visiting In addition you can follow their progress on Facebook: