Kaufman & Harmon Launch Kickstarter Project
By RAPHAEL CHESTANG
July 11, 2012
After his bosses summarily ousted Dan Harmon from his brainchild, Community, the writer/producer is joining forces with like-minded innovator Charlie Kaufman to produce a project free from executive interference.
The two are looking to raise at least $200,000 to produce a stop-motion film through Kickstarter.
"Our goal is to produce this unique and beautiful film outside of the typical Hollywood studio system where we believe that you, the audience, would never be allowed to enjoy this brilliant work the way it was originally conceived," the team wrote on their Kickstarter page.
The 40-minute movie, called Anomalisa, was written by Kaufman and will be produced at Harmon's Starburns Industries.
This could be the start of something big, as the promo for the movie reveals that they have other projects in mind with artists like Louis C.K. and Robert Smigel.
According to the film's Kickstarter page, Anomalisa "follows a celebrated motivational speaker travelling the country, changing the lives of countless people. But in the course of transforming others, his life has become hollow and meaningless. It's a grey and monotonous existence where people literally look and sound identical.
"Suddenly one day, a girl's voice pierces through the veil of nothingness. She fills him with such a rush of 'aliveness', he's willing to abandon everything and everyone, including his own family, and escape with her to a better life."