Practically everyone has dreamed about seeing their name on the big screen during the closing credits of a movie. How cool would that be!
Well, now you have your chance. But it’s going to cost you. Exactly one dollar!!!!
Academy Award-winning Producer Barrie Osborne (“The Great Gatsby”, “The Lord Of The Rings” trilogy, “The Matrix”) and his collaborators have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their film, “Talk is Cheap”. But this isn’t like other Kickstarter film endeavors where, for a donation, you may get a t-shirt or get to attend the premiere. Everyone who gives to the “Talk is Cheap” campaign earns the title of Associate Producer on the film. And they get their name, as an Associate Producer, in the end credits. The price for all this fame and glory? ONE DOLLAR!
Osborne has partnered on “Talk is Cheap” with writer/director/producer/actor Jim Jarrett. It’s an environmentally-themed family drama centered on the relationship between a father and daughter. The budget for the film os $1.5 million, which will be raised, a buck at a time, through Kickstarter.
The plan is to have the names of all the contributors listed in the credits, and shown at a very fast speed, 200-250 per page. But I’ve been told that you will be able to freeze frame on your name and see it clearly. The team expects it will take around 4-minutes for all the Associate Producer names to be displayed. The names will also be included in all of the material released with the film and the DVD, and also on the movie’s website.
Considering all the flack Zach Braff got for crowdfunding “Wish I Was Here”, you might think Osborne and Jarrett are going to get hammered for this campaign. Even Homer Simpson, in last week’s episode of The Simpsons , listed Hollywood Kickstarter campaigns, in which rich people ask the public to fund their movies, as one of the things he hates the most. But I think this time it’s different for two reasons:1) It’s only a dollar, and 2) What you get in return is pretty great.
Check out the “Talk is Cheap” Kickstarter page for more about the film and to become part of the campaign.
$1 to be an Associate Producer. Now that’s cheap!