“My father struggled his whole life to find funding to finish his pictures, but never as much as he did for this one. He would truly be ecstatic to know that it was “the people who really cared about his work” who, in the end, brought his last dream to fruition,.” said Beatrice Welles
Peter Bogdanovich, who stars in the film, said,
“In the end, let’s let the people finish Orson’s last film.”
The film to be released in 2015, the centenary year of Orson Welles birth
LOS ANGELES, CA, May 7, 2015 – Forty five years after the first scenes were filmed and 30 years after his death, legendary director Orson Welles’ never-before-seen final film THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, has launched a campaign today on Indiegogo, the world’s largest global crowdfunding platform.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND is a scathing tale of friendship, betrayal, media and ambition in Hollywood and stars cinematic legends John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Oja Kodar, Robert Random, Lilli Palmer, Edmond O’Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Mercedes McCambridge, Norman Foster, Dennis Hopper, Paul Stewart, Peter Jason and Susan Strasberg.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND has set a campaign goal of $1,000,000 through June 30, 2015 to fund the editing, score and post production.
Among the cinephile-worthy campaign perks are:
•A limited number of 35mm film prints that will be struck from the actual film
•A coffee table book of behind-the-scenes photography of the making of the film
•Original canister’s that housed the film’s negatives
•Invitations to the world premiere, and Q&A screenings with the filmmakers
“Had crowdfunding been around in the 1970’s, I believe Orson would have embraced it as a way of engaging filmgoers directly,” said Producer Filip Jan Rymsza “Shot over five years in multiple formats, finishing the film is a huge technical undertaking.”
The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Welles’ birth, and there is no better way to commemorate his extraordinary life and impact on filmmaking than to complete the last film of his career.
Fans of the film around the globe can contribute to THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND through June 14, 2015
About the Film:
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND is a scathing tale of friendship, betrayal, media and ambition in Hollywood that unspools as a fast-cutting, kaleidoscopic film-within-a-film. It’s the last night in the life of Jake Hannaford (John Huston), a once-legendary director trying to finish a sexy, edgy film intended to reinvent his career. In a series of encounters with reporters, studio heads, members of his entourage, acolytes and enemies, elements of Hannaford’s art and life come to the fore. The all-star cast includes cinematic legends John Huston, Peter Bogdanovich, Oja Kodar, Robert Random, Lilli Palmer, Edmond O’Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Mercedes McCambridge, Norman Foster, Dennis Hopper, Paul Stewart, Peter Jason and Susan Strasberg. The film is being produced by Filip Jan Rymsza, Frank Marshall and Jens Koethner Kaul.
Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest globalcrowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from almost every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is an open platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project–creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York.
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