Spike Lee Funds new Film on Kickstarter. Director Spike Lee new film about addiction has been fully funded on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Spike Lee’s Kickstarter goal was $1.25 Million and with only four days left on his campaign, the auteur reached his goal. With the success of his campaign following the publication of his Essential Film List for Filmmakers, Spike Lee’s addiction film will most-likely be the next film he directs after Oldboy is released.
On Spike Lee’s addiction film:
I have never made a film like this and it excites me very much. I’m doing a semi-genre film about ADDICTION. These people are ADDICTED to BLOOD. Yet however they are not VAMPIRES. It’s going to be SEXY, HUMOROUS and BLOODY. To me that’s a unique combination.
On Spike Lee:
Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983.
Lee’s movies have examined race relations, colorism in the black community, the role of media in contemporary life, urban crime and poverty, and other political issues. Lee has won numerous awards, including an Emmy Award. He has also received two Academy Award nominations.
Lee’s thesis film, Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, was the first student film to be showcased in Lincoln Center’s New Directors New Films Festival.
In 1985, Lee began work on his first feature film, She’s Gotta Have It. With a budget of $175,000, he shot the film in two weeks. When the film was released in 1986, it grossed over $7,000,000 at the U.S. box office.
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