Steven Soderbergh pledges USD 10,000 to Spike Lee`s campaign
Los Angeles: Director Steven Soderbergh has pledged USD 10,000 to fellow filmmaker Spike Lee`s Kickstarter project.
The website helps filmmakers crowd fund their films. Lee`s campaign has earned USD 100,726 of its USD 1,250,000 goal in just over 24 hours.
It has emerged that Soderbergh was one of the three people who gave USD 10,000 to the campaign that entitles him to a dinner with Lee as well as a chance to sit with him in Madison square garden to watch New York Knickerbockers, Orange and Blue Skies, the NextMovie reported.
"I`m taking him to dinner and we`re going to the game together," Lee said, before adding that he doesn`t even know if Soderbergh likes sports.
"I`m giving a huge shout-out to my man Steven Soderbergh for the support and I`m really humbled with Steven coming on board and doing that. Thank you, Steven."
Lee decided to start the project to support small, independent movies at a time when Hollywood is obsessed with sequels and superheroes.
"Super Heroes, Comic Books, 3D Special EFX, blowing up the planet nine times and fly through the air while transforming is not my Thing. To me it`s not just that these films are being made but it seems like these are the only films getting made.
"To the studios it seems like every film must be a home run on a global scale, a tent pole enterprise, able to spin off sequel after sequel after sequel after sequel after sequel after sequel. I have a different vision of what Cinema can be, a different vision of what some under-served audiences might want to see," Lee wrote on the website while explaining his decision to seek crowd funding.