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Brian Lindstrom’s Alien Boy Launches $12,500 Kickstarter Campaign

January 26th, 2011 by Anne Richardson · No Comments · News, Oregon DP, Oregon director, Oregon film new definition, Oregon film old definition, Oregon location (primary), Oregonians as inspiration

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Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom is entering the home stretch for Alien Boy. Find out more about the Kickstarter Campaign to raise the post production funds needed to finish the film.

As a documentarian, Brian Lindstrom’s hallmark is his ability to allow his subjects to tell their own stories. In this case, the story is told by a chorus of Portlanders who either witnessed the violent arrest which resulted in James Chasse’s death, or work within the legal system which grappled with finding the exact cause of the death, or speak for the health care system which treated Chasse’s schizophrenia.

Lindstrom’s slow, deliberate approach is a good match for the complexity of this topic, and Alien Boy’s in depth exploration of the intersection of the social, legal and medical forces which brought about the death of James Chasse will be of national interest.

Check out the Kickstarter page — where rewards are listed for those who give $1 as well as $5000 — and align yourself with Portland film history. John Campbell, cinematographer of Mala Noche and My Own Private Idaho, shot Alien Boy. The title comes from a song written about James Chasse by his friend, Greg Sage, of The Wipers.

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One option: through Kickstarter you can become a co-executive producer. You’ll get your name on IMDB and bragging rights when Alien Boy is at next year’s Sundance.

Here’s the links to Alien Boy’s Kickstarter top levels. You can also donate smaller amounts. Your call.


Above + Co-Executive Producer name credit (including end credits and IMDb listing), private dinner with director and producer, 2 tickets to the film premiere.

LIMITED REWARD     5 of 5 remaining


All of the above  PLUS director Brian Lindstrom will host a screening of Alien Boy for you and 200 of your friends at a theater in your community. Popcorn is on us.

LIMITED REWARD     2 of 2 remaining

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