DENNIS HOPPER captured the world's attention in his first screen appearance. A restless maverick and sometimes self-destructive genius, he became revered as an actor, director, and artist. Few people understand the man who brought an almost psychotic intensity to such roles as Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, and other masterpieces.
OUR GOAL: Our goal is to honor and explore exceptional artists like Dennis Hopper in the most visually rich way and informative way as possible. It has taken 5 years to get to this point on our own dime. We have a 77-minute film cut, but in order to maintain creative control and keep as many goodies as we have in the film, we have to raise the funds to cover the enormous expense of acquiring licensing rights. Our initial target of $35,000 is very low. With your enthusiasm and back up we can increase this amount.
HOW DOES KICKSTARTER WORK? Every Kickstarter project must be fully funded before its time expires or no money changes hands. If we don't meet our target it will be a very sad day, but your credit card or debit card won't be charged. If we do meet our targeted amount, the rewards will be shipped out wherever you live in the world.
HOW CAN I DONATE AND BE A PART OF THE FILM? Just click the green "Back This Project" button in the upper right-hand corner of our page. Please email us if you have any problems or questions or you just want to communicate at: email@example.com. Dennis Hopper fans are scattered around the world, please help us to reach as many folks as we can. The more people who participate the better our chances are of sharing this incredibly personal and inspiring story.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP OUT ARE: Enjoy promoting this with us. Tell your friends about the project, do things like "Like" the project on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DennisHopperInHisOwnWords, Tweet about it, and send along any other bright ideas you might have along this line.
WHY SHOULD YOU HELP US MAKE THIS MOVIE? Because you'd love to join with us to create a legacy for this great artist or perhaps you love assisting others make their dreams a reality or it just sounds like FUN. Plus, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you are a part of sharing a side of Dennis which is rarely seen.
WHEN WE REACH OUR GOAL, THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR: 5% goes to amazon.com for a business account to run the money through; 5% goes to Kickstarter for providing this opportunity; clearance research; legal fees to find out what can be used under the Fair Use rules; licensing the rights for the film footage, photos & music we've used; producing a trailer; graphics for the film; sound editing and mixing; color correction; on-line editing and mastering; making DVDs; marketing; and shipping costs for rewards.
HOW DO I FOLLOW THE PROJECT AND CONTACT US? Go to our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/DennisHopperInHisOwnWords or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: We would be ecstatic to have you be proud with us! Please let us know how to reach you so we can immediately contact you, and keep you updated on all our good news. Once we know what festivals we're going to, we will let you know so you can make plans with us to attend and be acknowledged. Oh, happy day!