Sylvester Stallone is the latest Hollywood veteran looking to generate some cash through Kickstarter.
The crowdfunding site is becoming extremely popular with established actors, actresses, and directors these days. Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, Zach Braff, Spike Lee, and much-maligned director Uwe Boll have all headed to Kickstarter in hopes of finding some money for their projects.
Unlike other filmmakers asking for a handout, John Herzfeld is just looking to finish the film he started. The director is currently asking anyone with some extra coin to help him complete his drama Reach Me. To help state his case, he’s asked friend and co-star Sylvester Stallone for a little help.
“It’s really an amazing movie. I know I’ve never been better. I’m telling the truth,” the Expendables 3 star said about Herzfeld’s flick.
Reach Me has a number of talented thespians counted among the cast. Kelsey Grammar, Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Tom Berenger, Kevin Connolly, Cary Elwes, Danny Aiello, Terry Crews, Danny Trejo, Nelly, and Lauren Cohan are all helping out with the drama.
According to Herzfeld, he still has quite a bit of work left to do on the feature. Since he’s out of money for the time being, he’s asking the internet for a little financial support.
“The biggest challenge for us is time. The movie has a hard delivery date with the distribution company mid-November. I have to shoot, edit, score, mix and finish post-production. It’s a lot of work in a very short amount of time. The more successful this campaign, the greater ability we’ll have to get the job done right,” the filmmaker explained.
If you have over $10,000 to spend on the flick, then you can snag a co-executive producer credit. Those who are looking to make their big-screen debut can select a walk-on role instead.
What do you think about Sylvester Stallone promoting John Herzfeld’s drama Reach Me