Cuba’s Blue Heart courts Indiegogo
5 July, 2013 | By Jeremy Kay
The sci-fi thriller has become the first Cuban project to use the crowd-funding platform as the director and producer launch their fundraising campaign.
Director Miguel Coyula, whose credits include Red Cockroaches and Memories Of Overdevelopment, and Claudia Calvino, who previously produced Juan Of The Dead, have so far raised just under $4,000.
The filmmakers behind Blue Heart (Corazon Azul) have another 14 days in which to reach their goal of $30,000.
The project from Producciones De La 5ta Avenida uses a variety of media including anime, documentary footage, commercials, newscasts and original narrative filmmaking.
Blue Heart takes place within an alternative reality as genetically modified humans use terror tactics to reverse the global order.
“Blue Heart is a film about the individual’s inability to escape its environment, as well a discussion about the violent nature of a revolution and its consequences,” Coyula wrote on Indiegogo.com.
“It is also an exploration of the boundaries of human behavior in a dysfunctional family. This is a foray into a dark future from an uncertain present.”