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Alan Moore & Co. turn to Kickstarter to fund short film


“Simple-minded backwaterman” Alan Moore has made an appeal on Kickstarter to fund “His Heavy Heart,” the final installment in a series of short films known as Jimmy’s End. It’s written by Moore, directed by Mitch Jenkins, and produced by Lex Projects.

As the acclaimed comics writer explains in the video (below), the five shorts form the foundation of a planned feature-length film called The Show. Money pledged toward the £45,000 (about $70,678) goal will go toward the completion of “His Heavy Heart”; all additional funds “will go into further development of the existing series and towards the forthcoming feature film.”

Pledge incentives range from a limited-edition movie poster and an exclusive T-shirt to signed copies of Moore’s screenplays and a visit to the set. The campaign, which has raised £3,662 in a matter of hours, ends July 17.



Maybe he should have taken that “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” paycheck after all.

Simon DelMonte

June 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Slap a pair of sunglasses on him, and he looks like Ben Kingsley as the Mandarin.

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