With a few days still left at the Kickstarter end, 1940s-set indie vampire drama Blood Kiss is already well on its way. Amber Benson and Neil Gaiman are attached to star; the initial target-budget of $50,000 has been surpassed; and a companion graphic novel is in the works.
The script for Blood Kiss comes from Michael Reaves, an author and veteran writer-producer on TV shows such as Star Trek: The Next Generation and Father Dowling Mysteries. Because of Parkinson’s disease, Reaves is now wheelchair-bound and must speak through an electronic voice box. Several celebrities have rallied around the Kickstarter campaign, but the biggest angle remains the fact that this will put Gaiman in front of the cameras:
“I’m willing to pretend that the prospect of acting doesn’t terrify me in order to help Michael make his film,” Gaiman says.
Gaiman appeared as himself on the Felicia Day series The Guild and has done voice work on The Simpsons and for Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. But proving once again that anything is possible via the crowd-funding tool, this British author is about to play the part of a movie director.
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