Who We Are
Two Dollar Radio is a mom-and-pop's independent book publisher based in Columbus, Ohio. Their titles have been honored by the National Book Foundation, selected as 'Editors' Choice' picks at the New York Times Book Review, and placed on year-end best-of lists at O, The Oprah Magazine, The Believer, NPR, and Salon, amongst others. They've received praise from
The Brooklyn Rail for publishing "some of the finest works of contemporary fiction," and The Los Angeles Times for providing the industry with "an air of possibility, the belief
that the future was very much in play." The Seattle Stranger envisioned them leading a "dream
industry" out of the wreckage of corporate publishing.
With your help, one of the most acclaimed contemporary book publishers will launch their own micro-budget film division, Two Dollar Radio Moving Pictures.
Why Us, Why Film?
Digital distribution models, along with developing technologies and the irrelevance of modern cinema lead us to believe that this foray into film is not only possible, but that there is a void to fill.
We have demonstrated that we have a knack for producing work that is distinctive, singular, and culturally resonant, all traits that we’re aiming for with the establishment of our film division.
Every Dollar Counts
Our operation weathered the Great Recession and the “Death of Print” by being lean, extremely selective with content, and real freaking nervy. It is guaranteed that whatever you are able to contribute will be put to good use; in other words: not actor-trailers, or on-site chefs, or the use of a pop song on the soundtrack.
Every dollar counts.
What Does Your Donation Go Towards?
will enable us to make not one or two films; we plan for this fund-raising
campaign to establish our entire micro-budget film division.
Our hope is to produce films with budgets in the $7,000 - $10,000 ballpark.
During the week of September 23, we will be announcing our initial 3 projects, the principal participants involved with each, along with teaser-trailers for 2 of them, starting Tuesday, September 24.
We have already optioned 3 feature film scripts, which are presently in pre-production. We are exceptionally giddy about each of these, and their potential. We will be updating this page with information on each of them starting Tuesday, September 24.
Money pledged through Kickstarter is processed via Amazon Payments. We don’t like Amazon.
I Have No Dollars But Want to Help
Even if you don't have the funds to contribute to our campaign, you can help by making more noise than a Two Dollar Radio and honking the horn about this project. We'd really appreciate every bit of attention we can get!
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