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Seed&Spark and Duplass Brothers Productions Launch Second Annual Hometown Heroes Rally
LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Duplass Brothers Productions and Seed&Spark have again opened the call for feature films from across the nation, expanding the call to include both narrative and documentary features centered on the filmmakers' hometown. Filmmakers have until August 31, 2018 to submit to the rally to be eligible for the grand prize: up to $50,000 in no-interest loans and have their film executive produced by Duplass Brothers Productions.
"We couldn't be more thrilled to do another round of Hometown Heroes with Seed&Spark. They do such an incredible job of supporting new filmmaking voices in underserved communities and we just feel incredibly lucky to partner with them on round two," said Mark Duplass.
As a crowdfunding rally, Hometown Heroes serves as a large-scale campaign for voices outside the traditional Hollywood system to raise funds and build an audience in addition to being eligible for career-changing prizes, including $50,000 in no-interest loans from Duplass Brothers Productions and Salem Street Entertainment/Untl Entertainment. Additional prizes include a storage makeover from G-Technology valued at $5,000 and an Endcrawl 4K license (valued at $999).
To participate filmmakers must submit a crowdfunding campaign for a feature film on Seed&Spark by August, 2018. All campaigns will launch on September 17, 2018 and end on October 17, 2018. Campaigns that raise 80% of their goal and gather at least 1,000 followers become finalists and will pitch Duplass Brothers Productions. Full entry information and key dates can be found at http://www.seedandspark.com/hometownheroes.
"One of the best things that came out of the rally last year was the incredible sense of community between and among the filmmakers who participated. Almost a year later, and they're still supporting each other through the production process, amplifying one another's great news, and doing so from across the country," said Emily Best, Seed&Spark founder and CEO. "So much of succeeding in filmmaking is finding your people who elevate you, and we're so excited to bring another opportunity to connect filmmakers from anywhere to connect everywhere."
2017's Hometown Heroes Rally resulted in 56 narrative feature films raising nearly $900,000 and building a collective audience of 63,000 followers. Filmmakers from 30 states participated, with North Carolina's Drought and Indiana-based The MisEducation of Bindu winning the grand prizes. Both films are shooting this summer under the executive producership of Duplass Brothers Productions.
Filmmakers can view full details on the call for submissions, including deadlines and eligibility terms, at http://www.seedandspark.com/hometownheroes. All entries must be received by August 31, 2018.
Seed&Spark is an entertainment platform built to increase representation in media and help creators build sustainable careers. We connect some of the most unique new voices making movies and shows to the diverse audiences hungry for diverse stories and storytellers via crowdfunding and subscription streaming. Since our founding in 2012, more than $12M has been raised across more than 900 crowdfunding campaigns on Seed&Spark, with the highest campaign success rate of any crowdfunding platform in the world. Our highly curated streaming library is full of award-winning movies and shows by diverse creators from all over the world.
About the Duplass Brothers
Mark and Jay Duplass are award-winning actors, filmmakers and producers. They first gained recognition in the early 2000's for writing, directing and producing several acclaimed independent and studio films, including The Puffy Chair, Cyrus, and Jeff, Who Lives at Home. The brothers have an ongoing a multi-film deal with Netflix for their film production. On the television side, Mark and Jay have created two critically acclaimed television series for HBO: Togetherness (in which Mark also starred) and Room 104. Recently, the brothers produced docuseries Wild Wild Country, which premiered on Netflix.
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