Crowdfunder: Undergrads: The Movie

Welcome to my new “Crowdfunder” column, where I will periodically feature crowdfunding campaigns that interest me. First out of the gate is the freshly launched Kickstarter campaign for Undergrads: The Movie.

For those of you who aren’t aware, Undergrads was a college-set animated series produced for MTV in 2001, based on creater Pete Williams’ real college experiences. While the show was abruptly cancelled after one season, it quickly developed a cult following, thanks in no small part to Teletoon here in Canada, who for years aired reruns of the show in its “Teletoon at Night” block, which is how I discovered the show around 2003.

The cult following of Undergrads has resulted in Pete Williams getting the film rights from MTV, in order to create a feature length film of Undergrads, which would feature a resolution to the show’s cliffhanger ending. The Kickstarter for Undergrads: The Movie launched yesterday, with the campaign aiming towards earning $150,000 to cover the initial post-production of the film and prove to investors how devoted the Undergrads fanbase is.

And that fanbase is indeed devoted, since as of this writing, the Undergrads: The Movie campaign is already about one third towards its goal. The campaign features the typical perks, such as getting a digital version of the film and your name in the credits, however there are some fun high-end perks, such as having an animated version of yourself make a background cameo.

The Undergrads: The Movie Kickstarter campaign runs until November 8, 2018.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).