Cinema Without Priests - FoolishPeople
Foolish People are a long-standing London-based occult group:
FoolishPeople create film, theatre, music and books. We curate and engineer immersive experiences that have the power to raise the numinous within the spectator.
Over a number of years, we have developed a unique practice, Theatre of Manifestation. We combine mythology, shamanism, drama therapy, strategic forecasting and open source collaboration in the creation of this work. Each piece takes form by merging text, performance, sound, art, light and the building itself to create a unique, dreamlike world that living characters inhabit.
Foolish People are currently working on their first feature film. Filming for Strange Factories will begin next month in Czech Republic. Funding for the project has been secured entirely through online contributions to their indiegogo campaign. Now that the insidious "cultural sector" is being abandoned in light of the state's nightmarish austerity program, it will be interesting to see whether campaigns like this one can provide a democratic funding model for experimental output. Wired ran a pretty interesting article on the campaign.