A choose-your-own-adventure-style web series is on its way from three young filmmakers with the help of a world-first crowd-funding initiative from the State Government.
As part of the 3 to 1 initiative, ScreenWest will match every dollar donated towards projects listed on the Pozible website with $3, and up to $150,000 per project.
In response, Australind man Hayden Fortescue, along with Tony Wootton from Rockingham and James Pentecost from Winthrop, listed their project Chinchilla Hunt on the Pozible website and reached their initial $11,000 target within two days.
“With it being a new digital media-type grant, we didn’t want to go the traditional short film web series route, so we came up with the ‘choose your own adventure’ idea but we wanted to put our own spin on it,” Mr Fortescue said.
The result will be more than 20 potential pathways through the online film, with the viewer given the ability to choose the genre the film pays homage to next.
“The genre you pick influences the style and content of the story,” Mr Fortescue said.
Culture and the Arts Minister John Day said ScreenWest was leading the way in supporting creative digital content.
“The 3 to 1 project will allow the public to voice their opinion on what films, web series and interactive projects should be made in WA and I encourage everyone to have their say in what gets made,” Mr Day said.
Although Chinchilla Hunt has reached its target, people can still pledge funds by visiting www.pozible.com/3to1.