Kai Patterson has announced a new short film, The Caligo Cuckoo, described as a Twilight Zone inspired cautionary tale about seeing yourself in someone else’s shoes… literally.
Patterson is a Los Angeles, Calif. based filmmaker from Hawaii. He has been fortunate enough to make a number short films in the last few years that were put together with no budgets, immense passion, determination, and most importantly, the support from friends and family. But he is ready to take the next step in my career and compensate the artists he is working with.
You may know Patterson from his Star Wars fan edits of the Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi and The Book of Boba Fett series, but deep down Kai is a filmmaker with a passion to make his own films. He has launched an Indiegogo with the goal of raising $12,000 to make The Caligo Cuckoo a reality and pay those who help this project to completion.
His main priority is quality and because of that he wants to be able to pay people for what they’re worth and how much time they graciously share with him for this project. Patterson is looking to raise $12,000 which will cover mostly everything in pre-production and production.
“I’m at a point in my career where doing a no-budget project just doesn’t feel right anymore,” said Patterson. “I’m working with incredibly talented artists and they were all happy and willing to volunteer their time, but I want to be able to fairly compensate them and take a leap of faith toward the next chapter of my career. And this is where I could really use your help! Seriously, every dollar counts!”
You can support Patteron’s The Caligo Cuckoo via Indiegogo by selecting perk that you like and fits your budget. Perks include, but are not limited too, your name in the credits, physical copy of the script signed by the director, early access to watch the finished film, an invite to a private screening of the film in LA with Cast & Crew, an Associate Producer credit on the film and IMDb plus all other perks, or an Executive Producer credit on the film and IMDb plus all other perks.
As with any other crowdfunding project, not everyone can contribute financially. However, you can always share the project on social media and with friends. You never know who will be super excited and financially able to help make Kai Patterson’s project successfully funded.
About Kai Patteron’s The Caligo Cuckoo
The Caligo Cuckoo is a Twilight Zone inspired cautionary tale about a man who wishes he was in someone else’s shoes… literally. After drunkenly stumbling into an empty bar on a stormy night, Rick tries to ignore his life’s problems. A mysterious man appears from the shadows to offer Rick a better life and all he has to do is win a game of pool… if only it were that simple.
The Calico Cuckoo on Indiegogo
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