Iconic filmmaker Spike Lee is getting social for his latest project. On Monday, July 22nd, Lee announced that he will be using crowd-funding site Kickstarter as a means to finance his next film project, which has yet to be named.
Kickstarter is a place to fund creative projects, and in the few years since its inception, has been a hot spot for independent creatives to get costly projects off the ground by calling donations into action in an open forum, while rewarding their backers with various incentives.
Kickstarter’s popularity has gained amongst more established creatives, mainly signed musicians and bigger name filmmakers to fund projects they love that may have been passed off by their label or management. Spike Lee saw this opportunity specifically on the film front, citing various feature films that gained backing through Kickstarter, and why he feels it is the best avenue for him…
He is looking to raise $1.25 million between the dates of July 22nd and August 22nd. Click play above to hear more about Spike’s initiative, background, and his new film. So far with 28 days to go, Lee has managed to raise $131,808 with 930 backers. To learn more, peep his Kickstarter page.