Spike Lee looks to fund next film with $1.25M Kickstarter project


Spike Lee is turning to Kickstarter to finance his next movie. Citing the enormous popularity of earlier crowd funding efforts by Zach Braff and the creators of Veronica Mars, Lee says the Kickstarter campaign will free him from Hollywood’s current blockbuster-driven business model. “It’s not an encouraging look for independent filmmakers,” he writes on the untitled film’s donation page. “To me it’s not just that these films are being made but it seems like these are the only films getting made.”

Lee says he has a “different vision of what cinema can be” and is turning to his fans to transform that vision into reality. “If you have liked any of my films in the past, this is the price it costs to see another one,” he says. “C’mon people,…

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