Crowdsourced Cinema 2024: Home Alone

Alone Together at Last

Don’t watch rubbish. Make a film. Get ready to be the best Kevin you can be. Because in 2024 the greater Northampton area is remaking Home Alone. And while we’ll be asking you to channel your inner-8-year-old, this is Year 10, a full decade of the Crowdsourced Cinema project.

The bad news is there’s no money. There’s not even a babysitter, no craft services. All we have to eat is junk. No budget for talent. Kris Kringle even got a parking ticket on Christmas Eve. The good news is all we need is inspiration and imagination.. Get rid of your parents and get ready to make things happen. Merry Christmas, Joe Pesci, we’re looking at you.

FILMMAKER SIGN UP HERE: Crowdsourced Cinema 2024 Sign Up Form

MUSICIAN SIGN UP HERE: Musician Sign Up Form

Each team (which is one or more people) signs up to participate in the project and are randomly assigned a one-to-three minute scene from Home Alone. They have all summer to remake that scene. That remake can approach the scene in any format and teams are encouraged to be creative – they could be filmed with live action, remix, puppetry, or other visual styles. The scenes are stitched together at the end of the summer, color corrected, audio normalized, and we’ll all get together at the end to celebrate the premiere. We also need to remake the soundtrack for the film, so musicians and composers can sign up to participate in that aspect of the project with or without making a scene.(Let’s not make too much of a scene, right?) 

The Crowdsourced Cinema project now runs in parallel in four geographic regions, run by Northampton Open Media in Western Mass, in Boston led by Brookline Interactive Group as Crowdsourced Boston in Vermont led by the Media Factory as Crowdsourced VT and in Fresno, CA as Crowdsourced Fresno. We’ll all be making our own remakes of Home Alone.


April 24, 7pm | Signups Open

September 6 | Scenes Due

September 30 | Soundtrack Due

“Creation is an act of bravery,” said Northampton Open Media Executive Director Albert Williams. “The act of making something is an act that exposes your voice. It opens you to judgment. It is intimate. While many people feel the desire to make art, the concept of being an artist is culturally reserved for a privileged group. Part of our role with the project, and with our work at large, is to help people give themselves permission to be brave with us, to identify as an artist, to make something. Crowdsourced Cinema is a playful project, because play is safe. We believe that becoming fluent in arts-like media making makes us more fluent in describing ourselves. We are more thoughtful. We are a stronger community.”

Crowdsourced Cinema is open to anyone in the regional community.

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