Girl or guy, if you’re a reader of this blog, chances are high that you can relate to It’s Not Custard‘s protagonist, Louise. She’s bullied by family, friend, and foe alike, while having to also deal with a serious case of zits. It’s almost autobiographical for many of us, is it not?
Where things take a turn for Louise is when she wishes to be left alone; she then finds her acne disappeared and revenge against her tormentors on the horizon.
It’s Not Custard, written and directed by Kate McCoid and produced by Alison Wroblewski, will be a dark comedy short that may be appealing to bullying victims and pimple popping fetishes alike. The film has some great talent on board, not least of which is Waldo Mason and his incredible prosthetic work (I’m not kidding, you guys have to check out his website).
McCoid & Co. have taken their pitch to indiegogo and are asking for our help. They’ve set a goal of £10,000 ($15,900 USD), and they’re a third of the way there with 23 days to go as of this writing. There’s a special bonus on offer: a FREE SFX acne tutorial on their website. Tangible perks range from a copy of the script to the giant zit seen in the concept art, and the popper in me is trying to figure out how much blood I have to donate to be able to afford that perk.
Or, you could beat me to it and donate.