Credence: 1st Sci-Fi to challenge LGBT portrayal

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Ever wondered what it might look like if a science fiction film presented LGBT people the way it should be done? #Credence will be the first Sci-Fi of its kind to challenge the way gay characters are portrayed in film.

We need your help to finish the film, ready for the big screen.


#Credence tells the story of a family torn apart during the last evacuation on earth after violent storms have made survival impossible. Hope has been found in the form of new worlds that support human life, however due to limited rocket capacity and life expectancy only children are permitted to evacuate, and even then - only the rich have ended up getting tickets. Our short film follows 2 fathers' decision to make the ultimate sacrifice to give up all their possessions to ensure the survival of their daughter, and the entire human race.


We are looking to raise our target budget in just 30 days to complete the short film and get it on the big screen.

These funds will go towards:

  • Location hire
  • Equipment hire 
  • General production costs 
  • On-site accommodation for actors and crew


  • This project is the first Sci-Fi of its kind to challenge the way gay characters are portrayed in film.
  • Everyone from the VFX team, to the camera operators, to the Director and cast will be working on the project for free because they believe in the message the film carries: equal representation is important.
  • The complete short film will be entered to the festival circuit and will be released online to promote making filmmaking more inclusive.
  • We've made available some awesome perks which include meeting the Director behind #Credence and many high profile LGBT rights campaigns. You can also get access to raw, unreleased footage and get a sneak peak of the short film before its release next year.  
  • This is your chance to be part of something new and never before attempted in cinema. Let's make Sci-Fi more progressive.


Director, Mike Buonaiuto

The #Credence project follows Director, Mike Buonaiuto's previous viral campaigns for equality, #LoveAlwaysWins (1.5 million views) Homecoming, (1 million views) and Invisible Parents (700,000 views). 

These films have seen real impact in the world. This includes getting the International Olympic Committee to speak out against Russia's anti-gay laws and also demonstrating a public need to legislate for marriage equality in the UK.


#Credence's original soundtrack comes from the mind of Scottish composer Craig Sutherland and New York based artist and vocalist Lucien Dante. 

Craig's attention to detail and ear for emotion sets his work apart, whilst Lucien's haunting vocals will give #Credence its unique sound. We're so excited about this partnership. 

Composer, Craig Sutherland

Artist and Vocalist, Lucien Dante


If you cannot contribute there are many other ways your can help this project:

  • You can share the trailer on Facebook and Twitter with your friends and family.
  • You can share this Indiegogo campaign using the share tools.
  • You can stop people in the street and tell them about our work (takes a little more dedication.)
  • If you have any ideas you can drop us an email at



"Credence is trying to achieve what should have been a no-brainer for a long time - showing equality between hetero- and homosexual couples by simply telling the dramatic story of a family without raising any of the stereotypes we have become used to. Love is the most normal thing in the world and it knows no boundaries."Nino Leitner,

“Credence is a heartbreaking sci-fi film that presents LBGT people the way it should be done.” Gerard Vlemmings, The Presurfer. 

"LGBT people must be able to see their lives represented fairly and without prejudice on our screens." – Richard Lane, Media Manager at Stonewall

“A touching story of a modern family facing the planet’s final crisis.” - Attitude Mag

“A bold, assured and powerfully emotional film.”Kevin Holmes,

"This could prove to be a seminal moment in the way that LGBT people are portrayed in film. It cannot be altogether without irony that it is the science fiction genre which finally achieves it." - RJ,

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