Christer Pettersson Movie Launches Kickstarter Campaign

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a film about the notorious criminal Christer Pettersson, who was accused of killing the Swedish Prime Minister. Thorsten Flinck has been confirmed for the lead role. The murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986 shook Sweden to its core and the investigation yielded 250 metres of shelves filled with leads. In 1988 Christer Pettersson was identified in a police line-up, and subsequently convicted of the crime. In 1989 Pettersson was freed from prison

Looking At A Stranger Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Filmmaking partners Robin Hudson and Stuart Albone have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their third short film, Looking At A Stranger, starring Anjela Nedyalkova and Christian Hillborg (The Bridge). In Looking At A Stranger, Martin (Hillborg) wakens in a dissociative state after a car accident, and finds that his memories are all mixed up. Emily (Nedyalkova) had moved from Eastern Europe to be with Martin, the love of her life, but he no longer remembers who she is, and

Eurodance Documentary Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Finnish director Petri Luukkainen has launched a crowdfunding campaign for his documentary Never-ending Dream about Eurodance. 20 years after the phenomenon began the old hitmakers are back on tour, and this film will be the story of Eurodance’s second coming. Luukkainen says: “I grew up listening to Eurodance in a small town in Finland in the 90’s. My first big experiences are very much related to music; first house party, first kiss, first kids disco." "Back then the one thing that got

The Fencer Launches Crowd Funded Oscar Campaign

The Fencer (Miekkailija), Finland’s entry for the 88th Academy Awards, has launched a crowd-funded Oscar campaign. Director Klaus Härö and producer Kai Nordberg have launched the campaign via Indiegogo in order to raise funds for marketing to help The Fencer secure its Oscars nomination. The campaign, which opened on 18th November, reached 10% of its goal within five days. Härö then posted a video to thank their backers for a successful start: “I want to say thank you for helping us get

Crazy Pictures Feature Gets Kickstarter Funding

Crazy Pictures set a target of 300,000 kroner and, after just 21 hours, the goal was met and the money continues to roll in. Film collective Crazy Pictures gained online popularity with the short film series Poetry For Fishes and the short film The Blue Man. Now they are working on their first feature film: Den Blomstertid Nu Komme (The Unthinkable). In order to finance the film a Kickstarter campaign was launched and just a day later the initial target of