Movies In Focus was a huge supporter of Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles. The Nerdist web-series perfectly captured Knowles’ passion and energy for cinema and delivered it in a way no other film show has ever managed. Part of this was down to the show’s director (and Movies In Focus’ pal), Brett A. Hart, a visual-stylist (check out his movie Bone Dry) who brought panache to the series.
Knowles and Hart are going the independent route to try get a second series of Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles off the ground – and they want you to help.
Knowles and Hart have turned to Kickstarter to fund Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles Series 2 and they need to raise $100,000 to make the show bigger, better and bolder. I spoke with Hart, who made it clear that he wants to return to Harry’s basement and get back to work on the show:
“The reason I’m so passionate about a second season of Ain’t It Cool With Harry Knowles is that the first season was such a tremendous joy… and we were just beginning to discover new ways of bringing viewers insight into the filmmaking process in a manner unlike any ever seen before. There are so many more special guests that we’d love to showcase. So many aces up our sleeves that will delight and enlighten, while championing the filmmaking process.”
Fans of the show can donate anything from $10 to over $10,000 and get a range of goodies, from T-shirts and ringtones to having the opportunity to join Knowles and Hart on set, to getting your film trailer attached to each episode of the show. It’s a great way to get involved in film geek-dom, while also helping these pioneers achieve something special outside of the system.
Hart pinpointed what makes the show so special:
“Most talk shows do exactly that… simply talk about film. We actually immersed the viewers into a world that emulated the topics. It’s a very special show and I feel it didn’t have enough exposure and time to find its audience. And last but not least… I really enjoyed working with the team… and most of all Harry. The two of us just had a blast. It was hard work. But I think you can see our love of filmmaking in every frame of the show.”
Knowles and Hart hope that fans dig-deep to help them achieve their dream, and if they exceed their $100,000 target then they hope to expand the scope of the show, taking it to the next level by helping out other filmmakers.
So, come on and help out – Go here to donate.