“Filmmaking is what I do, filmmaking is what I love. You guys, help me keep it going because this is a mother f—ing tough business,” Lee says in a video for the campaign. He adds that he won’t be taking any fees for making this film.
He promises to Tweet shout-outs to those who donate $5, as well as regular project updates. He also says contributors may get an autographed DVD, a phone call from Lee himself and, if you contribute $10,000, Lee will treat you to dinner and a New York Knicks game.
“With the current climate in The Hollywood Studio System it’s not an encouraging look for Independent Filmmakers,” Lee writes on his Kickstarter page. “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.”
Lee’s Kickstarter campaign will be open until August 21.