Despite occasional sporadic internet and random power outages, the team behind the first ever crowd-funded Cambodian feature, FREEDOM DEAL, has succeeded in shooting the first stage of their historic indie film project just east of the Mekong river in Cambodia, Southeast Asia.
Even while beginning to undertake postproduction with available gear and remaining funds based on a successful earlier fundraising effort, the team has launched a new online campaign to enable Postproduction and Editing of the project through the IndieGogo crowdfunding portal.
Global cinema supporters can learn more about the project on IndieGogo at:
Contributors to this independently financed film Postproduction effort, taking place in a very challenging developing environment (Cambodia), can receive limited edition signed DVDs of the completed film, signed production stills, digital downloads, Producer participation, and other unique Perks.
Many persons remember the 1970 shootings of unarmed students who were protesting the secretly undertaken ‘Cambodian Incursion’ at Kent State University in Ohio, as a defining moment in US history.
But never before has the ‘other side of the story’ been told: the Cambodian side of those events, revealed through FREEDOM DEAL, a multicultural US-Asian movie set in Cambodia and produced in the vicinity where the incursion actually occurred.
FREEDOM DEAL tells the story of a Cambodian youth named Samnang (‘Lucky’) and his fellow refugees, who flee the conflict on their border as the Vietnam war expands into Cambodia during Nixon's 1970 'Cambodian incursion'.
On their way to the safety of the provincial capital, they evade horrific Cambodian ghosts, while rescuing a downed US aircrew and evading brutal Khmer Rouge guerillas.
The movie is produced by Camerado (http://www.camerado.com), a company with an established track record in producing independent and commissioned long and short form TV, media, and motion pictures in the US and Asia.