First there was Veronica Mars, then Zach Braff's Garden State follow-up film - now, it's looking like the next big Kickstarter project is coming out of Brooklyn, in the form of filmmaker Brian Shoaf's page for his project Aardvark. Starring Adrien Grenier of Entourage fame and Mamie Gummer of Emily Owens M.D./being Meryl Streep's daughter fame, the film is the latest to turn to Kickstarter for funding as an alternative of approaching studios.
The full plot, as detailed on the Kickstarter:
Aardvark centers on Josh Norman, a man who has spent most of his adult life suffering from mental illness. While Josh rejects the labels that have been applied to him over the years, there is no question that he sees and hears things that aren’t there. Sometimes he’s well aware of this, but other times it’s not so clear. Josh’s most vivid hallucinations involve his estranged brother, Craig, a famous TV star. When Josh gets word that Craig has returned to their hometown after more than a decade away, he seeks out the help of Emily, a young therapist, who in the course of treating Josh, becomes a fan of Craig’s work… and sees her feelings for Craig veer into deeper territory. While Emily and Craig fumble around their feelings, struggling to connect, Josh forms a relationship with a young woman, Hannah, who might be his soul mate—if only he could be sure she exists.
The project is looking to raise a total of $125,000 total by June 8th - so far, they've raised about $11,180.
You can check out the page and/or donate to the project here.