“As Much Fun As A Creative Person Can Have”

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Kickstarter interviewed our very own Stephen Elliott about Happy Baby, the first feature film from The Rumpus. A preview:

This time I’m going to edit the movie myself, with feedback from Kickstarter backers, and take as long as it takes. We won’t apply to festivals until the movie is done….I honestly believe in investors as collaborators. Everybody that works on a movie is a collaborator, and the better you harness that creative energy the better the project is going to be. So we designed most of our rewards to draw the backers deeper into the project.

You can help fund the movie by donating at the Kickstarter page.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →