Crowdsourced Cinema was developed by Northampton Community Television (NCTV). Each Fall, NCTV hosts the Northampton Film Festival, where its Crowdsourced production premieres. In 2017, Crowdsourced Cinema presented a community collaborative production of Back to the Future. Kenosha, WIsconsin, through Kenosha Community Media and the Kenosha Public Library, has adopted the NCTV model and selected the 1922 horror classic Nosferatu for its first community-made remake of a popular film.
The genesis of the Crowdsourced Kenosha program occurred in 2010 when Kenosha Community Media worked with Voices & Verses, composer Karel Suchy, the Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, RG Productions, and Laurenzi Dance, as well as through support of Gateway Technical College and other businesses and institutions to present a live program at the GFWC Woman's Club of Kenosha. A second program was presented at UW-Parkside. Dancers, artists, actors, musicians, authors, and a Kenosha chef worked together to present an evening in which new works, visual, musical, and in performance, were presented as the 1922 horror classic Nosferatu flickered onscreen. Composer Karel Suchy wrote an original score and performed it with accompaniment by the Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin.