Want to be Credited in Charlie Kaufman’s Latest Movie?

How would you like to be a part of making a new movie? A new movie by visionary filmmaker Charlie Kaufman? Of course you do.

Charlie Kaufman, who wrote Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and, one of my favorites, Adaptation, is writing his first stop-motion animated film. Titled Anomalisa, the movie is about a man crippled by the mundanity of his life.

And he wants to do it without the crippling oversight of the studio system, so he and his fellow filmmakers have turned to Kickstarter to receive funding from individuals like you.

Last week, a guy named Johnny emailed me asking me to mention this project on FilmJabber. My first thought was to delete the email, because I usually don’t do that kind of thing. But it’s such a neat idea, and Charlie Kaufman is such a talented filmmaker, that I decided: why not?

Kickstarter allows you to contribute to the production of Anomalisa (as well as other cool projects not related to film), starting at just $1 USD. In exchange, rewards include on-screen credits, movie props, autographed screenplays and more. The screenplays and props will presumably go to the people who contribute the most, but the on-screen credits – we’re guessing those will go to most anyone who deposits a few dollars.

Head on over to Kickstarter to learn more about the project and watch a short, four-minute video that explains everything you need to know.

By Erik Samdahl
Related categories: Animated Movies, Movies