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Kickstarter Pick of the Moment: Chute Fighter

August 20, 2013  |  1:12pm
Kickstarter Pick of the Moment: <i>Chute Fighter</i>

From time to time, your friends at Paste scour Kickstarter to find projects worthy of your support and love. Support independent art today by becoming a backer, and spread the word, why dontcha?

Today’s favorite is a project called Chute Fighter, and although it’s unfortunately not a mashup of MMA and Chutes and Ladders (although — not to self…), it’s pretty awesome nonetheless. Chute Fighter is a short narrative film set in the rodeo world, with a young female protagonist. Here’s the producers’ summary:

Chute Fighter examines an American family in mourning, set within the backdrop of the rodeo world in rural Oklahoma. After the death of her father, seventeen year-old Jordan Anderson struggles to find a way to keep her family from falling apart.

When her unsympathetic mother sells her father’s horse, Jordan will stop at nothing to get back the one last connection she feels she has with him. She fearlessly enters a bucking bronc riding competition to win prize money to buy the horse back. It’s a story I feel that many can relate to, about growing up, dealing with loss, and searching for independence.

The campaign has some pretty cool rewards, too. For only $250, you can attend the West Coast film festival premiere of the film, plus a personalized banjo song. Or for $500, you can get a private dinner party hosted by producer Natasha Giliberti’s father (a chef of some repute). And for only $2500, you can get not only an Associate Producer credit and a set visit, but riding lessons from the lead actress.

So git along, little dogies. Back Chute Fighter here.

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