The combination of online distribution, interactivity and crowd-funding represented by "The Sticking Place" might well represent the dawn of a new filmed-entertainment industry, one driven by the passion of filmmakers and audiences rather than corporate agendas and the drive for profit. That has enormous promise for rich, personal, intimate stories told in innovative ways.
Thanks to crowdfunding and digital distribution, the public seems to be acquiring a power those elites have lost: the ability to fund a project because you want to see it.
One example is "Space Command," a series of original online science-fiction pics. Brainchild of Marc Zicree and Doug Drexler, "Space Command" had a funding goal of $75,000 but raised nearly three times that. Sci-fi fans, passionate about their genre and no strangers to technology, ponied up to get "Space Command" made because they want to see it.
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