“The biggest impact that reddit has and its biggest relevancy outside of what happens just on the site is in this sort of offline communities that form around reddit,” said Erik Martin, reddit GM, in an interview.
New Orleans-based Reddit doc seeks to produce a feature-length documentary about reddit’s ripple effect on the web as well as a web series interviewing site users. The web series plans to focus on individuals who use the site and the cities where they live. Plans for r/NewOrleans and r/Chicago episodes are already in the works.
The filmmakers are seeking $12,500 through Indiegogo to produce reddit doc. With 22 days left, the documentary has received $2,201 from 40 backers.
Director and Producer Greg Tilton Jr. is leading the project along with filmmaker Ben Gieseler, both longtime redditors.
Reddit doc has already partnered with NOVAC (New Orleans Video Access Center) and received guidance from co-founder of CreatorUp! Michael Tringe, who has assisted the web series. In addition to interviews with Martin and reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian, Tilton and Gieseler have also arranged interviews with Zach Weiner of the popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, the moderator team of highly regarded subreddit /r/Askhistorians, and the administrative team of redditgifts.