“As some of you may already know, acting, creating art, writing, reading, and directing films are all vital components in my life. In June 2011, I had the opportunity to publish my first book, Palo Alto. The book is a compilation of short fictional stories inspired by high school experiences and growing up in Palo Alto, California. For this project, I have invited the talented up and coming filmmakers Nina Ljeti, Vladimir Bourdeau, Bruce Thierry Cheung, and Gabrielle Demeestere to adapt and direct some of my short stories into three different feature films: Memoria, Killing Animals, and Yosemite.
We are pledging to donate the profits made from the sale of these films to “The Art of Elysium.” (Read more here from James Franco’s PALO ALTO STORIES Indiegogo campaign page.)
James Franco’s PALO ALTO: Stories – buy the book here
Actor James Franco in the press room of the 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards after winning ‘Best Male’ for his portrayal
Aron Ralston in ‘127 Hours.