The 56-year-old “Crooklyn” director reached his $1.25 million goal on Kickstarter to fund his next project, four days ahead of his deadline.
With $1.29 million in donations, it’s the third highest film in the crowdfunding site’s history, behind the “Vernonica Mars” feature film and Zach Braff’s followup to “Garden State.” The title of the legendary filmmakers new movie is “Blood”
Spike Lee is looking to raise $1.2 million for his new indie film titled, “BLOOD” thru a kickstarter campaign. Spike Lee has been doing kickstarter since his first film Shes Gotta Have it before internet and social media was popular. Spike Lee raised the money to complete historic film Malcolm X with donations from Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Janet Jackson, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Michael Jordan.
Dontate to help finance Spike Lee’s next joint on Kickstarter
Legendary filmmaker Spike Lee takes to twitter to celebrated the 19th anniversary of his film Crooklyn.
The film takes place in Brooklyn, New York and the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant during the summer of 1973. Its primary focus is a young girl, Troy (played by Zelda Harris), and her family. Throughout the film, Troy learns life lessons through her four rowdy brothers, her loving but strict mother (Alfre Woodard), and her naive, struggling father (Delroy Lindo).
A distinctive characteristic of Crooklyn is its soundtrack, composed completely of music from the 1970s, except the hit single “Crooklyn” by the Crooklyn Dodgers, a rap crew composed of Buckshot, Masta Ace and Special Ed. A two-volume release of the soundtrack became available on CD along with the release of the film. Read More
“The World Is Watching” is a six-episode basketball documentary directed by Rik Cordero and narrated by legendary New York City filmmaker Spike Lee. The film features prominent teenage athletes competing in a New York City Basketball tournament called Battle of the Boroughs.
It features the best up and coming basketball players in New York City including rising star Maurice Harkless, currently playing for the Orlando Magic. As the players push their bodies to the limit, they must also live up to the expectations of their coaches, their families and their boroughs.
Legendary filmmaker and professor Spike Lee talks about how he starting shooting film and how he created epic advertising campaigns with Michael Jordan in the 80s.
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