YA Author Raising Funds to Adapt Her Novel

By Maryann Yin Comment

YA author Nina LaCour wants to create an independent film adaptation of her award-winning debut novel, Hold Still. LaCour teamed up with director Amanda Krampf and cinematographer Kristyn Stroble to raise $17,000 on Kickstarter to fund the production costs.

Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project–what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “The money will allow us to hire a skilled production sound mixer and a boom operator; rent lighting equipment and supplemental camera equipment; build sets; and feed our cast and crew…We’ll post updates frequently with extended cast interviews and announcements when we have exciting developments to share, so we hope you’ll drop by from time to time!”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.