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The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint


Human beings who are addicted to blood. Funny, sexy, and bloody (and it’s not “Blacula”)…

Funded! This project successfully raised its funding goal on Aug 21.

July 21, 2013

Dear Faithful,

I say my Prayers every night because I have been able to do what I Love and I Love what I do. I am a Filmmaker and I’m blessed. Most people on this God’s Earth go to the grave hating the occupation they had. When you Love what you do it’s not a job, it’s something you would do for free because it brings True Joy to your Heart and Soul. When you are blessed to do that especially if you’re an Artist it can bring those emotions of the Human Experience to your Audience (if you are Lucky). The catch is Filmmaking is an Artform that costs M-O-N-E-Y. That is why I’m appealing to the Kindness in your Hearts, to the Faithful who have given me the much needed Love and Support over my 3 decades of Spike Lee Joints. You have been there from BACK IN DA DAY with my Feature Film debut SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT (1986) to the present with RED HOOK SUMMER. Your support has been instrumental in helping to launch the Film Careers of Halle Berry, Rosie Perez, Martin Lawrence, Queen Latifah, Samuel L. Jackson, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell, Jasmine Guy, John Turturro, Robin Harris, Anthony Mackie, Mekhi Phifer, Kerry Washington, Bill Nunn and Delroy Lindo who were showcased in my Films.

With the current climate in The Hollywood Studio System it’s not an encouraging look for Independent Filmmakers. I’m not hating, just stating the facts. Super Heroes, Comic Books, 3D Special EFX, Blowing up the Planet Nine Times and Fly through the Air while Transforming is not my Thang. To me it’s not just that these Films are being made but it seems like these are the only films getting made. To The Studios it seems like every Film must be a Home run on a Global scale, a Tent Pole Enterprise, able to spin off Sequel after Sequel after Sequel after Sequel after Sequel after Sequel.

I have a different vision of what Cinema can be, a different vision of what some under-served Audiences might want to see. That is why I am here on KICKSTARTER, to raise the Funds for The New Spike Lee Joint, to get this BAD BOY financed. Nothing in Life is Free and if you want something you got to pay for it. If you have liked any of my Films in the past, this is the price it costs to see another one (which can be less than the cost of one Movie Ticket). We feel the different levels on contributions make it affordable for everyone to GET DOWN FOR THE CAUSE.

Do you wish to see Human Beings dealing with each other on a Human Level? How many more explosions with Ear splitting Sound Effects can you take? C’mon People, please get behind this Joint.

As I stated in the Video, I promise on my Mother’s Grave and Right Hand to the Almighty – every Red Cent, every Wooden Nickel, every Dollar will go up on the Screen and not into my pocket. I’m not taking a Fee, your generous contributions will get this Film made.

Kickstarter is an all or nothing venture. If we don’t attain our goal of raising $1,250,000 in 30 DAYS all pledges will be released and it won’t get made and we can’t let that be an option. So tell yo Friends, Relatives, Co-Workers, everybody to chip in LET’S GET DOWN FOR THE CAUSE.

In closing I will continue to do My Thang and this Joint, which YOU THE PEOPLE financed is gonna be HOT and DAT’S DA TRUTH, RUTH. Ya-Dig? Sho-Nuff.

Spike Lee – Filmmaker
Da Republic of Brooklyn, New York

Steven Soderbergh donates $10K to Spike Lee’s Kickstarter project

Spike Lee thanked Steven Soderbergh in a recent interview for doing the right thing by supporting independent filmmaking.

The “Old Boy” director, who is trying to raise $1.25 million on Kickstarter for his newest joint, told NextMovie that Soderbergh was one of three backers who have pledged $10,000 to the project, which has racked up just under $105,000 total. The generous donation earns Soderbergh the top prize: A dinner and basketball date with Lee.

Bing: Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ trailer

“I’m taking him to dinner and we’re going to the game together,” Lee said.

Lee, an avid New York Knicks fan, calls the incentive the “playa-playas” award, because recipients will have to honor to sit in his wife Tonya’s seat “front row in the best house at the world’s most famous arena — Madison Square Garden.”

Soderbergh has, apparently, not yet requested which NBA opponent he’d like to see the Knicks take on.

“I don’t even know if he likes sports, so I’m gonna pick the game for him,” Lee added. “But I’m giving a huge shout-out to my man Steven Soderbergh for the support and I’m really humbled with Steven coming on board and doing that. Thank you, Steven.”

The movie Lee hopes to make with the money fans are willing to provide does not have a title yet, but the director described it on his Kickstarter page as being a “funny, sexy, and bloody” tale about “human beings who are addicted to blood.”

“And it’s not ‘Blacula,'” Lee assured.

OLDBOY Trailer (Spike Lee – 2013)

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