Now that crowd-funding has been around for at least, oh, five minutes or so, it’s become old hat. CrowdTV is steaming ahead with the next iteration of crowd-sourcing, and is asking viewers to collaborate in deciding the direction and content of the documentary. The bare bones topic is there - water issues in Western Sydney. But beyond that, the production team have thrown open the doors to anyone who wants to have a say. It’s a bold move - Kylee Ingram, the project’s producer, says she’s hoping the result will be fun and a little bit gritty, but freely admits she has no idea what the outcome will be. And that’s the point. The production team has little control over the directions the documentary will take; it is all being run through the website, Facebook and Twitter - they’ll be learning along the way.
A storm water drain from the project-related site Water in the Landscape.