Note: See Feb. 22 Update below ...
You can be a Hollywood mogul. Well, maybe not a mogul, but here's a chance to help a Hollywood
"newcomer" who's been in the film business for more than 10 years
break through to the next step. My son Michael spent several years creating and directing music
videos for some top bands …Brazilian Girls, The 88, The Shins, and
many more. His music video reel shows a wide variety of video
styles ranging from slick to funky underground. And he often injects
a sly sense of humor into his work. He formed a production company a year ago with a few friends, and
his Normal TV has been keeping busy on a variety of projects
including filming and post-production for a cable reality series. He's
also developing a TV series, with the personal input and assistance
of an Oscar-winning actress whose name you'd know.
His longtime goal, however, has been to write and direct a feature
film. He wrote a screenplay for a feature a few years ago and now
he's scraped up around $35,000 -- enough money to get it started.
He needs around $15,000 more to get the project done the way he
envisions it, and he went to Kickstarter – a site that many film-
makers, artists, musicians and entrepreneurs use to crowdsource
funding. His Kickstarter page is shown below, and on it Michael tells about
his film, where the inspiration came from and how you can help him
get it made.
He just learned, by the way, that a shorter version of the film, which
he made a while back, has been selected for screening at the South
by Southwest Festival in Austin next month. That's a big deal. Please, check out Michael's Kickstarter page and give whatever you
can. Payments can be made by credit card through Amazon,
which is a safe and secure site.
For as little as five bucks, you can be part of Hollywood cinema
history. (Or, at least, you can help a struggling young filmmaker
realize his dream.) And you'll have my sincere appreciation.
Update Feb. 22... Michael's project is now fully
funded, thanks to the generosity of so many of
my friends and readers. I appreciate your
confidence and your support of his project so
Michael begins shooting on March 4th.
I'll be sure to keep you updated. Thanks again.