ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME Documentary Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Raise Finishing Funds
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, a documentary film on the Broadway legend directed by Chiemi Karasawa, has just launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise its "finishing funds", with a goal of $50,000. To check out the film's Indiegogo page, click HERE.
Donations will go toward the final phase of production, including final editing, music and film clip licensing, color correction, audio editing and mixing, and mastering. If more than the $50,000 is raised, the excess will be used for promotional materials and more opportunities for Elaine Stritch to promote the film in person.
Rewards for donations include a special message from the director, an Elaine Stritch: SHOOT ME "backer" T-shirt, a chance to get your hair done by Stritch's stylist Piét in NYC, a "special thanks" credit in the film, an autographed movie poster and DVD, tickets to the NY premiere after party, a personal photo with Stritch, a personalized voicemail for your phone, or a chance to chat with Stritch and director Chiemi Karasawa at the Carlyle Hotel over cappuccino!
The film's synopsis reads: "What does it mean to be a performing artist - first, last and always? Broadway legend Elaine Stritch can answer that. At 87, Stritch is still here, dominating the stage in her one woman cabaret act, torturing Alec Baldwin on 30ROCK, giving us her take on aging, her struggle with alcohol and diabetes, and the fear of leaving the follow spot behind. In stolen moments from her corner room at the Carlyle, and on breaks from her tour and work, candid reflections about her life are punctuated with rare archival footage, words from friends (Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones, Tina Fey, James Gandolfini and John Turturro) and photographs from her personal collection. By turns bold, hilarious and achingly poignant, the journey connects Stritch's present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a one-of-a-kind survivor emerges."