Published on August 9th, 2014 | by James Lomond
Back Tenspotting by Emily Blake on Kickstarter
Alarum, Kasterborites – we bring to your attention a delightful looking kickstarter aimed at making a short film rom-com set in the subculture (superculture?) of sci-fi conventions and cosplay…
Take a look at the kickstarter video – the film (would/ will) be called “Tenspotting” and tells the story of Angel, played by Chloe Dykstra (Heroes of Cosplay and writer on Chaotic Awesome) who finds her soul-mate at a sci-fi convention. He is cosplaing as the Tenth Doctor and fulfils all of her fan-girl boyfriend fantasies. But she doesn’t get his digits or even his name. The problem/ conceit is that there are a lot of Tenth Doctor cosplayers at conventions and so her one-true love is hart to spot…
From what I can see this is a labour of love with a solid romcom premise and a load of really ridiculously good-looking people in front of the cameras. Take a look:
Cosplay is something that the Americans totally have down – I’m sure we Brits can do it too but there’s something about the energy and sheer abandon behind dressing up and getting together that happens stateside. Energy and enthusiasm seem to be the watch words here – take a look at the show reel from Respect Films, the production company.
And here’s the lead, Chloe Dystra initiating a Who-themed Harlem Shake that I HADN’T SEEN UNTIL NOW. The video is introduced by comedian and Who-buff Chris Hardwick who will be hosting BBC America’s pre-show before the first episode of Series 8 airs and Doctor Who: After Who, the live, um… “post”-show:
At the time of writing they had around $2k and need around $6.5k more to get funded – they have until 4th September so take a look and if this would tell the story of your soul’s search for Geek-love (and meets your strict planning and budgeting requirements) help them out by visiting Kickstarter and backing the project today!