Last week, we tipped you off to some local music crowdfunding campaigns on our music blog — now here are a few currently funding non-music projects:
— Currently featured on the Kickstarter front page is Gennadiy, a new documentary by the Pittsburgh crew that brought us Blood Brother. They're about 36 percent of the way to their $40,000 goal, with a little less than a month to go.
— Cryptic All-Stars is a book of cryptic crosswords by constructors from around the world. The biggest surprise here to me: There's someone in Pittsburgh who makes cryptic crosswords! I can never even solve them.
— And occasional CP photo contributor Brian Kaldorf is funding an "eerie photo series" called Bump in the Night.
— Also, while Hondros: A Life in Frames isn't locally based, it's based on the life of a photographer with local ties. Chris Hondros, a photographer killed in Libya, had spent time in Pittsburgh. (He was part of a show at Space in 2007.)
— Over at Indie Go Go, try this one on for size: The Three Rivers Storytelling Festival is regrouping, and needs some cash to do so. Their $700 campaign is funding for another three weeks. Who doesn't love a good story?
— And Organic Theatre of Pittsburgh is raising funds to present Scarcity, by Lucy Thurber. The environmentally friendly theatre group has a little over a month to raise $1500 for the August production.