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Dennis Hopper's THE LAST FILM FESTIVAL Reaches Kickstarter Goal


Hollywood legend Dennis Hopper's last film is to be made 5 years after the stars death following a campaign launched on Kickstarter. The Last Film Festival has reached it's goal today raising over $90,000. With funding now secured, Director Linda Yellen and team will push forward with post-production to bring Dennis Hopper's last film to the big screen.

The Last Film Festival tells the story of Nick Twain (Dennis Hopper), a big-shot Hollywood producer, whose recent film flop is accepted in just one film festival - the terribly organized, dreadfully executed O'Hi Film Festival. When Twain and his dysfunctional team of cast and crew descend upon the town of O'Hi, Hollywood egos and small town ambitions result in unexpected chaos. The film's star-studded cast includes Jacqueline Bisset, Joseph Cross, JoBeth Williams, Katrina Bowden, Chris Kattan, Leelee Sobieski, and Donnell Rawlings.

"Making this film has been no easy ride but we couldn't be more thrilled about the tremendous support we've received from the Kickstarter community. If Dennis were here, he would be over the moon." Yellen explains, "Thank you to each and every one of our 383 backers for all of your contributions. Kickstarter has been the perfect place to launch The Last Film Festival and now after five years of being on hold, we are well and truly on our way to bringing you Dennis' final performance."

For just $30 you receive a digital copy of The Last Film Festival. Interesting pledges include a Skype call with Dennis' close friend and Hollywood legend Dean Stockwell for $1,500, while for $10,000 you can dine like a star with a meal for 4 at one of Dennis' favorite restaurants - New York City's LE VEAU D'OR.

The Last Film Festival is now in post-production and backers will begin receiving their pledges from May 2015.

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Notes to Editors

The press pack for The Last Film Festival can be found here.


Linda Yellen is a director, writer and producer best known for her work in television and independent film. She created her first film, a 10-minute short entitled Prospera, during her SOPHOMORE year at Barnard, winning third prize in the New York Film Festival right behind films by Martin Scorcese and George Lucas. Linda's been going strong ever since, becoming one of the most successful female producers in the television industry.

Over the course of her career, Linda has produced twenty-six films for both large and small screens including two of television's highest-rated movies, Playing for Time, which starred Vanessa Redgrave, and The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana. Linda also directed 12 films including Northern Lights, The Simian Line and William & Catherine: A Royal Romance. Her films have been released through Columbia Pictures, Disney, Universal, Showtime, CBS, NBC and ABC.

Linda's projects have won numerous awards, including two Peabodys, seven Emmys, one Luminas, one Silver Nymph and two Christophers. They've been screened at the Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, New York, Palm Springs, Hamptons, Aspen, Banff, Nashville, and Deauville film festivals.

Dennis Hopper was an American actor, filmmaker, photographer and artist, most known for films such as Easy Rider, Blue Velvet, Speed and Apocalypse Now. Hopper died on May 29, 2010 after battling with prostate cancer at the age of 74.

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