This week, Producer Earl M. Benjamin, Director Sean McNamara, and Writer Harris Goldberg have teamed up to launch a campaign on Indiegogo/MicroVenture’s equity crowdfunding platform to raise funds for the upcoming film The Three Little Stooges.
“The Three Little Stooges is a family film for all ages. The film begins with 12- to 13-year-old Larry, Moe, and Curly creating havoc at a beach wedding, which puts them before a mean, old judge who intends to send them away to juvenile hall. Instead, the boys are mistakenly sent to an elite private school for the rich and powerful where they befriend a fellow outcast, a young girl named Izzy. They are like fish out of water as they try to fit in with the social elite and fight to resist the school bully. They discover the school may be in trouble, and join Izzy on a mission to save the school, all the while trying to survive the no-nonsense Headmaster, Harriet ‘Hurricane’ Snootley, and the pretentious students who want nothing more than to see them expelled.”
Liam Dow will play Larry, while Gordy De St Joe will assume the role as Moe and Luke Clark as Curly. Funds from the campaign will be used for story, development, right, and writing of the screenplay. Other expenses will include producer, director, cast, travel, and lodging expense; production, crew, cameras, set design, and construction expenses; and post production assembly and editing, music, effects, insurance, legal, accounting, finance, costs, and contingency. It was also revealed:
“Any additional funding required to meet the film budget will come from loans, deferment of certain costs and expenses, and money resulting from tax credits and benefits secured from the film’s production location. Additional equity funding may also be raised if necessary and feasible, including through the sale of additional Revenue Participation Rights. There can be no assurance the Company will be able to raise these additional funds.”
The film’s anticipated release date is currently set for Summer 2018. Its crowdfunding campaign is set to close mid-September.
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