There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Spike Lee this week. He’s attempting to crowd-fund $1,250,000 from Kickstarter. What are your thoughts on this? Personally, I don’t understand why a filmmaker (a good one at that) worth $40 million dollars couldn’t dip into is personal budget for this?
The only thing we have to go on is “Human beings who are addicted to blood. Funny, sexy, and bloody (and it’s not ‘Blacula’)…” Honestly, it doesn’t sound that great, unless it’s in fact ‘Blacula’… or something like it. Especially when many indie filmmakers are making horror films for much less than what he wants. I do however wish him success, because I like Spike Lee…
With the current climate in The Hollywood Studio System it’s not an encouraging look for Independent Filmmakers. I’m not hating, just stating the facts. Super Heroes, Comic Books, 3D Special EFX, Blowing up the Planet Nine Times and Fly through the Air while Transforming is not my Thang. To me it’s not just that these Films are being made but it seems like these are the only films getting made. To The Studios it seems like every Film must be a Home run on a Global scale, a Tent Pole Enterprise, able to spin off Sequel after Sequel after Sequel after Sequel after Sequel after Sequel
The thing I don’t like about these celebrity kickstarter stunts is it’s never about the money, but that’s how the pitch videos like to spin it.
I don’t think he’ll reach his goal. Both Veronica Mars and Zachary Braff hit their targets in the first week. Spike Lee still has the better part of a million to go.
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