GH Stars Seek Funding For FilmBy SOD Posted: Apr 17, 2012
Jason Cook (Matt) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) are teaming up to create a short film — and you can be part of the process. "Bradford and I are embarking on a project called Genreful, which is going to be a short film featuring seven genres in approximately 15 minutes," explains Cook, who will direct, and approached Anderson to star in it. "About a month ago, we were on set and I said to him, 'Dude, have you heard of Kickstarter?'" recalls Cook. "Which I thought was the funniest thing in the world because it was a little bit like, 'Hey man, have you heard of Facebook?' " cracks Anderson, who will appear in the film along with Jason Mewes and Frank Collison. Cook elaborates, "What happened was, this producer approached me and said, 'We should do a project together,' and I told him I have this project and that project and he said, 'Let’s do something on Kickstarter.' So the way it works is you put money in and it's in advance, so you're sort of buying your DVD in advance and you're buying it based on Bradford's going to star and I'm making it and you get to be part of the process of it being made. It's not just seeing the movie when it's done; it's being part of the pre-production and the production. It's this new way of being involved in entertainment." Adds Anderson, "It's a whole movement of sorts. I can be life-affiriming, almost, like, 'Those people over there want to make art! Let's help them!' It's wonderful." They're hoping to raise $50,000 by May 27. For detailed information about the project or to donate, go to www.kickstarter.com. "The concept is unique and for the fans that we have from our shows, it's a way for them to see us doing something different," sums up Cook. "We think there's an audience out there and this is the test."