Sunday, 22 January 2012

God Help The Girl

      God Help The Girl is a 'new musical feature film' written by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of Belle & Sebastian. The film centres around girl who after suffering emotional problems begins writing music with two other musicians one summer in Glasgow. With inspiration from the French New Wave (and in particular film makers Truffaut and Godard), it's sure to be a fantastic film once it's released, however at the moment there are a couple of setbacks.

      Despite the project beginning back in 2003, and having producer Barry Mendel (The Royal Tenembaums, Bridesmaids), on board, the film is lacking funds, which is where you come in! Having already raised over $70,000 of the $100,000 target, the fundraising is underway, but more money is needed in order to start filming.

      After the success of Anyone Can Play Guitar, a documentary by Jon Spira about the Oxford Music Scene (which was largely funded by generous donations from fans), I'm positive that God Help The Girl will be a huge success as well once the target is reached.

     You can donate to the project via the fundraising website Kickstarter and in return receive various 'gifts'. By pledging $15 you'll receive a printed 'thank you' postcard signed by Stuart Murdoch; $50, an exclusively designed poster or t-shirt also signed by Murdoch; or for $400 Murdoch will take you on a tour of Glasgow of all the locations used in the film. Visit Kickstarter to see a full list of what you could receive by pledging money towards the project.

1 comment:

  1. That looks like such a great story. I can't wait to see more.


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