The website works so well because instead of just asking people to donate their money, things like posters, soundtracks, and DVDs (sometimes signed), and special perks like thanks in the credits, invites to special events and set visits, or even producer credits (if you drop enough coin, of course) are offered in exchange for your help.
In that article, the project showcased was How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song, the new musical from indie filmmaker Gary King. It came right down to the wire (there’s a deadline in which you need to reach your monetary goal), but the goal was indeed reached, and the movie has been moving forward ever since. With this past weekend came word that the first teaser trailer for the movie would be released today, and it’s here now for you all to see!
Be sure to click over to see for yourself what How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song looks like!
Obviously when it comes to musicals, there’s a line in the sand between those who love them and those who loathe them. That said, being someone who likes certain musicals but not many of them, I must say this movie looks very much worth a watch. Much like the wonderful 2006 film, Once, this movie’s music and performance looks to come naturally through the story and the characters’ lives.
Joe and his girlfriend Evey dream of hitting it big on Broadway. When Joe lands an opportunity to write for an Off-Broadway musical, he is forced to cast either the love of his life or Summer, his newly discovered muse. The realities of show business prove to Joe that writing is easy, living is hard.