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Help Fund A Quality Film: How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song?

Posted by missemmamm on April 17, 2010

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You may not be aware but independent filmmakers have been raising money on the net to fund their movies for a few years via Myspace and eBay. I have even contributed to a few of them. The thing is usually you usually have to wait for an unspecified amount of time to see the movie get made because it can take a long time to raise those funds. Plus many of the filmmakers are first timers which means you have no idea if the movie you’ve backed will actually be good.

How Do You Write A Joe Schermann Song is different in 2 ways: 1. They are using Kickstarter and 2. The director is Gary King who already has many quality films under his belt. Kickstarter lets you pledge money to a project and that project isn’t completed unless they receive the full amount they are asking for. This means you don’t have to wait an undefined amount of time before you hear about the movie getting filmed.

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photo from the official What’s Up Lovely site.

Now let me tell you about Gary King. King first came to my attention in 2008 while attending Horrorfind Weekend which is an annual horror movie convention. Gary King was there to screen his film Dismal. He also brought the cast who cheerfully signed posters and photos and posed for pictures after the screening. I thought the movie was awesome. Later I found the film, actors and King on Myspace. When I started using twitter I followed King on there and found out that he makes a variety of films. I haven’t been able to see his other films but I do watch the trailers and read his blog and they look really good. Don’t take my word for it though, his film What’s Up Lovely was listed on various film sites as one of the best films of 2009. King is very friendly to fans and supportive of other independent filmmakers on his twitter.

According to the official site How Do You Write A Joe Scherman Song? is “intimate tale about an aspiring Broadway songwriter who jeopardizes his relationships and budding career after he begins working with a talented singer”. For more on the film visit the official site and then go donate on Kickstarter. There is about a day left and the film needs a little under $3000 to get funded. You can donate as little as $1. I think that a really cool, affordable pledge is $151 because you receive a “Special Thanks” credit, copy of the movie, soundtrack, poster and DVDs of King’s previous films, New York Lately and What’s Up Lovely.

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