James Franco, star of 127 hours, Spiderman, and many other movies is working on a project called “Yosemite.” He is raising funds to develop and film the work. It will be based on his story by the same name. He is trying to raise a half million dollars for the film. He will be funding a lot of it, but he needs help. It will be the story about three 4th grade friends who find a dead body on their way to Yosemite National Park. It is set 25 years ago. In addition to this movie he will be filming 2 others one after another.
With a donation, he is giving various incentives. For $25 you will be an official “backer” and get internet updates. More money gets you more stuff…for $5,000 you can be in the movie. Donations go up to $20,000. go for it. You can’t take it with you. Get a 2nd mortgage. Franco needs a commitment by July 17. $170 grand has been pledged by 69 donors. Go for it – you can’t take it with you.
See how at his website (includes a short video). Franco was born in Palo Alto and is trying to give back by working with local directors and production teams.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “I wanna be in pictures.” – Unknown
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