The Danish production company behind The Act of Killing has just started a Kickstarter viral campaign to raise $60 000 towards the financing of its new political documentary Democrazy directed by Andreas Dalsgaard.
The film will focus on Colombian mathematician/philosopher turned politician Antanas Mockus and his unorthodox methods to fight against violence and corruption. The film follows Mockus, a former mayor of Bogotà, through his bid to run in Colombia’s 2010 presidential elections. Katherin Miranda, leader of the youth movement is the narrator of the film.
“Even at the best of times, financing documentaries is a struggle. We experience a growing audience interest in our films and a global interest in documentaries as a genre, but finance is still scarce, especially for films dealing with complex, international issues. However, when the films are finished there is clearly an audience. This time, we will try to engage the audience early on, through Kickstarter”, said Sørensen.
Fun fact: Previous Nordic documentaries that successfully raised financing through the Kickstarter crowd-funding platform include The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard, Big Boys Gone Bananas! and Living Without Money.
Read more over at the Nordisk Film and TV Fund