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A Kickstarter campaign to complete Dennis Hopper’s unreleased final film has topped its $90,000 fundraising goal in three weeks.
The funds will enable director Linda Yellen to finish the comedy “The Last Film Festival,” which was halted in 2010 when Hopper died. The funds will pay for the rights to use footage from other motion pictures, edit the movie and add special effects to complete the film’s narrative.
Yellen said she plans to release the movie in May to coincide with the fifth anniversary of Hopper’s death. She explained that other investment offers would have required cutting certain scenes, altering the film’s score and changing Hopper’s voice.
“Dennis saw a rough cut of the movie before he died and loved it,” she said. “We want everyone to see the same film that Dennis and I envisioned.”
“The Last Film Festival” tells the story of a big-shot Hollywood producer, »
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Five years after the actor died of prostate cancer at the age of 74, Emmy award-winning director Linda Yellen is turning to Kickstarter to raise $90,000 -- they have raised over $47,000 with 17 days to go -- in order to put the final edits on the film and release it publicly to fans.
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But for Yellen and the film’s cast, including Jacqueline Bisset, Katrina Bowden, Chris Kattan, Leelee Sobieski, and Donnell Rawlings, it’s more than a film. It’s about Hopper’s legacy. “Dennis was such a maverick and independent spirit,” Yellen tells ETonline and this Kickstarter campaign is in keeping with that mentality.
While there was never any hesitation about releasing The Last Film Festival, it was about doing it correctly. Following his death, Yellen says that »
A Kickstarter has been announced to complete Dennis Hopper's final movie.
Yellen is seeking $90,000 for the project.
Hopper played producer Nick Twain, who brings his movie to the small town film festival that was the only one that would accept it.
The actor died in 2010 due to complications from prostate cancer. »
Producers of the last film to feature Hollywood icon Dennis Hopper are turning to Kickstarter to complete the film.
The production is now looking to raise $90,000 to complete post-production and assist distribution on the feature, in which Hopper stars as a big-shot Hollywood producer whose recent flop is accepted in just one film festival – the disastrously executed O’Hi Film Festival.
The picture was written specifically for Hopper by director Linda Yellen and her writing partner Michael Leeds, who pitched the idea to the star after meeting at Sundance. Yellen produces with Bob Jorissen.
Director-producer Yellen said: “May 2015 will mark the fifth anniversary of Hopper’s death, and we wanted to release the movie to coincide »
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Despite having passed away five years ago, it looks like Dennis Hopper is set to feature in his final role – if a Kickstarter campaign can earn all of its money.
Here’s the press release:
March 10th, 2015 – New York – Today the production team behind Dennis Hopper’s unreleased final film, The Last Film Festival, are launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to complete the picture. Dennis Hopper is known for his dramatic roles, but offers a rare comedic tour de force performance in The Last Film Festival. The money raised on Kickstarter will allow director Linda Yellen to bring this film by the Hollywood star of Easy Rider and other legendary films to the public and to his fans.
Check out the Kickstarter page here.
- Luke Owen
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