Print Edition - 2017-06-29  |  Life & Style

Kichkandi, an independent short, to be produced through crowdfunding

  • Producers claim it’s the ‘first film ever to feature the mythological free spirit from the icy Himalaya’
- Post Report, Kathmandu
The project has by far received a pledge of $2,855 from 18 backers. It has set a goal to collect $15,000

Jun 29, 2017-A short supernatural-horror film titled Kichkandi is set to hit the floor and its producers are currently raising the funds via the fundraising platform Indiegogo. 

The genre itself—supernatural horror thriller—is one seldom explored in the Nepali cinema. And the filmmakers are right in their claim that it is going to be the “first film ever to feature the Kichkandi, a mythological free spirit from the icy Himalaya.”

 “Nepali folklore seldom makes its way into modern cinema. We’d like to change that. Kichkandi is a short supernatural horror film that will introduce you to a frightening female spirit who sets her sights on those who deserve her vengeance,” the producers say.

The film will be directed by Eelum Dixit. Dixit, who directed the 2013 film Red Monsoon, has starred in films and tele-films such as the Deepak Rauniyar-directorial Highway and an Israeli TV series Kathmandu, where he was featured alongside Gal Gadot of Wonder Woman. 

The producers have said that with the completion of crowdfunding and filming, they plan to take the movie to international film fest circuit and hope to gather funds for their next, bigger project—an elaborate, feature version of the short. 

“Come help us make Kichkandi, a supernatural horror film set in the mountains of Nepal. Your contribution will support something unique—the first film ever to feature the Kichkandi, a mythological fire spirit from the icy Himalaya,” the producers announce. 

Since the advent of cropwdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Independent filmmakers around the world have taken to online sources to raise funds. Spike Lee’s 2014 film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus was funded via crowdfunding, which received a total of $1,418,910 backed by 6,421 individuals. Similarly, 2014’s mystery drama Veronica Mars collected a total pledge of $5,702,153 from 91,585, making it one of the most funded projects of all time. 

The Kichkandi project has by far received a pledge of $2,855 from 18 backers. The project has set a goal to collect $15,000.

Written by Maggy Torres-Rodriguez, Kichkandi is being produced jointly by Ryan Michael Connolly and Xin Li. 

Published: 29-06-2017 08:39

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