Filmmaker David Lynch's son is following in his father's footsteps. Riley Lynch, along with two classmates at the School for the Art Institute of Chicago have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new film project, a 20-minute short that is untitled for now.
From the description:
The film centers on a young man living in poor conditions in a dark city. He is unable to recall his dreams. Previously tapping these dreams as a source for ideas, his budding career as a writer dwindles to nothing. He has a profound love of plant life and nature. In his depression over his failed career, his love of alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine spirals out of control. He retreats from this city and relocates to a home in a sunny location. The home he has come to belongs to an elderly woman, whose relation to the man is unknown, though it becomes clear that this is a place of healing and mental rehabilitation. The man spends his days writing and working in the garden with the woman. Her ways are strict and she forbids him to fall upon any of his vices, but there is a deep tenderness to the woman. This love that the woman emanates begins to brush off on the man after hours spent in the garden.
Riley's father, David Lynch - of course behind some of the greatest films of our generation including 1980's The Elephant Man and 2001's Mulholland Drive - has already spoken out on his Twitter in support of the project, writing, "I'm gonna donate some money myself because I really wanna see what he does next."
So far, Riley Lynch and his classmates, Drew Hanks, and Ethan Thibault, have raised about half their goal - $2,200 of $5,000. You can check out the Kickstarter page here.