From the Chronicles of Brooklyn comes Spike Lee’s seventh film titled, The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint –– a new kind of love story.
As a filmmaker whose bones were made from his anthology of indie movies about life in Brooklyn, New York, Spike Lee was “doing Kickstarter before there was Kickstarter.” Weeks after causing critics discomfort in his crowd-sourcing methods to fund his latest project, the 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks founder sat down with STARK to explain the challenges of being and remaining an independent filmmaker.
Being an independent filmmaker is a rough road. That means that by means necessary I have to get financing for the projects. Studios provide you with with that capital, but there’s a price for capital. It’s always been like that. The more that one is given, the more control the powers that be expect to have in the creative process.
Check out more of Spike Lee as he further discusses why crowd-sourcing really works. Hit ‘play’ up top and make sure to stop by his fundraising party, tomorrow night, at Brooklyn Bowl. Detailed flyer after the break.