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Natomas’ own hit internet show “Dark Pool: The Web” series, has launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to help create a small budget for its second season scheduled to begin shooting in April.
“Kickstarter is a crowd funding website where supporters can donate any amount of money to a project they love. Even $5 will move us forward,” said Rick Gott, Natomas resident and “Dark Pool” creator. “We’ve created a very special project where young film artists from Natomas have an opportunity to work alongside professional filmmakers from Northern California. They’re getting invaluable on-the-job training. But city permits, locations, equipment rentals and liability insurance costs money. And we really want to continue.”
“Dark Pool” has been entered for competition in the L.A. Webfest and the Your Film Festival on YouTube. “Dark Pool” debuted online in October; the web series’ YouTub channel hit 10,000 views over the weekend.
Sierra Hersek, who lives in Natomas and co-stars in Dark Pool, hopes the Kickstarter campaign proves successful.
“Any opportunity for kids to have a quality professional experience is invaluable,” Hersek said. “Exposing them to “Dark Pool” takes a bit of the mystery out of the film making process and might give some budding actors, writers and film makers the courage to tell stories they are passionate about.”
If Dark Pool doesn’t reach it’s goal of $5,000 by March 1, the project won’t receive any funds. Click here to contribute via Kickstarter.