Thursday, October 14, 2010
Crowdfunding for Dany Boy
Dany Boy is a low budget indie feature I want to direct from a terrific script by Imthiyaz Hameed. I read his first draft when I was appointed screenwriter-in-residence to the Toronto Public Library in 2008 and since then he and I have worked through 5 more drafts and I'm now trying to finance the movie.
It's a gripping domestic thriller about abuse and incest in a Tamil Muslim family in Toronto. As I say in the video backgrounder on the crowdfunding page at indiegogo.com (click on the widget above!), if there were zombies or vampires in the movie, we probably wouldn't need to seek public support for the movie. But this story has a real monster, an abusive father and it's about how keeping secrets continues the abuse. The hero of the story is a young aspiring writer who tries to save the younger sister of his fiancee who committed suicide due to her father's abuse from facing the same fate. He finds his own kind of redemption in forcing the father to face himself.
We've been raising funds on indiegogo and have collected almost half our goal, but there are only a few days left in our fundraising campaign. Click on the link to learn more and contribute to our development costs.