Published on August 6th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley
Back This Crowdfunded Doctor Who Documentary Today!
For the 50th anniversary of the world’s longest running science fiction show, three London-based filmmakers have got together to produce a new documentary about examining how the face of Doctor Who fandom has changed since the series returned to TV screens in 2005.
Writer and author Cameron K. McEwan (aka Doctor Who blogger @BlogtorWho) has teamed up with filmmakers Elisar Cabrera and Jack Ayers to produce a new documentary on how fandom has changed since the series came back in 2005. There have been many documentaries about Doctor Who but this unique production by Capital City Entertainment is about the fans themselves and fandom’s changing face over the years.
This is your chance to back the film, which is already in production. Interviews have already been recorded with former companions: Sophie Aldred (Ace), Louise Jameson (Leela), Caitlin Blackwood (Amelia Pond); recurring characters, Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Catrin Stewart (Jenny), Dan Starkey (Strax) and Simon Fisher-Becker (Dorium Maldovar); writers James Moran (The Fires of Pompeii), Jane Espenson (Torchwood: Miracle Day) and Andrew Smith (Full Circle); former Doctor Who script editors Gary Russell and Eric Saward; comic writers Tony Lee (IDW Doctor Who), Simon Furman (Doctor Who Magazine strips and Transformers), Dan Slott (Spiderman) and Richard Starkings (Elephantmen); and many more including many Doctor Who fans who have been filmed at various conventions around the country.
Choosing to bypass traditional documentary film funding avenues, the producers intend to raise their final production and film release costs for their film on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, where contributors can donate to creative projects and good causes in exchange for “perks”.
Said co-director Elisar Cabrera:
We wanted to keep this film 100% independently produced and distributed as we have always said through the production process this film is ‘by fans for fans’.
You can back the project on its Indiegogo campaign page, http://igg.me/at/whoschanging. The goal is £4000, and an impressive £336 has been pledged so far with just a couple of days campaigining, but they need your backing to reach the target. As is typical of crowdfunding campaigns, various perks are available to backers, depending on how much you pledge – full details of these can be found via the link above, where they’re listed in the right-hand column.
Co-director Cameron K. McEwan says:
As well as offering the standard perk of a free DVD, we thought we’d offer other perks that help bring Doctor Who fans together in this film. So, we have one perk that offers the chance to see edited clips before the release as well as a perk that gives fans a chance to contribute to the film their own photo memories of being a fan.
For more information, contact Elisar Cabrera, Producer, elisar@