By know you've probably heard about stars like Spike Lee and Zach Braff doing what's called "crowdfunding" -- asking their fans to help finance their latest movies, in exchange for prizes, special credit and more. Well, Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter is now getting into the act, asking fans to cough up the cash for his passion project: a horror flick.
On the website Indiegogo.com, Nick writes, "Most of you already know that I'm passionate about music, but what you don't know, is that I'm a HUGE horror fan as well. To that end, I'm about to start down the path of my other dream: to become a film producer and screenwriter. And my first venture is to produce a horror film I also co-wrote and star in called Evil Blessings."
He explains that he's going this route to "gauge interest in the project," but also to give his fans "access to what I'm doing that I wouldn't been able to offer elsewhere." Saying that he is "set up to make an incredible movie," Nick promises that he'll match a portion of all the money donated to make sure the flick is completed.
You can give as little as five bucks, and each donation will get you something, whether it's just a thank-you on the movie's website, a t-shirt, a signed poster or a thank-you in the movie credits. If you pony up ten grand, though, you'll be listed as an "executive producer," get an invite to the premiere, a meet-and-greet with Nick and other goodies.
Nick's goal is to raise $85,000. When we last checked, he was up to more than thirty grand.
As for Evil Blessings, here's the plot, according to the website: "Evil Blessings is about three friends who go up to the the mountains to hunt, but soon discover they are the one's being hunted by an ancient family of evil."
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