A Crowdsourcing Campaign To Fund The Release Of Orson Welles' Final Film Has Closed After Bringing In Less Than Half Of Its Target.
The drive on Indiegogo.com aimed to raise $1 million (£625,000) to finish and release The Other Side of the Wind, a mock documentary which was started by Welles in the 1970s but never completed.
The campaign ended this week (beg06Jul15) with $406,405 (£254,003) raised, less than half of its goal, but lead producer Filip Jan Rymsza insists he plans to continue the project with the help of an anonymous private investor.
He tells the New York Times, "We had the foresight to plan other options. We'd still love to finish it by the end of the year, but if we flip into 2016, so be it. We're not going to rush it... We're enormously grateful for the contributors, because we now have enough (money) to at least start the next phase... From that standpoint, we feel the Indiegogo campaign was a big success..."
Rymsza adds of the next phase, "We identified a private investor - somebody has been in the wings."