Anthony Lane is a British filmmaker who has been passionately working on his first feature, a zombie film called The Invasion of the Not Quite Dead, for a number of years. In the UK film industry funding is very hard to come by so Lane is taking his own innovative approach to raise the money – donations from horror fans.
Wednesday saw the start of his latest stunt – a 72 Hour ‘Tweetathon’. Anthony (on Twitter he goes by @indywoodFILMS) is staying awake for three straight days to encourage fans to donate money for the film to go into production. £20,000 has already been raised and Lane is hoping to boost that amount by a further £5,000.
You can follow his progress and keep up to date with the money raised at http://www.indywood.co.uk/.
On offer to fans is the chance to receive a producer credit and various other opportunities relating to the film depending on how much you can donate. Even just a tenner will get you a downloadable copy of the finished film, access to the Producers Lounge on the website, your photo on the webpage and a Special Thanks credit at the end of the movie.
So go ahead and get involved to support a dedicated indie film maker who is making a film not only for but with the people who matter most – the fans.