Don Cheadle needs $190k more to make his first film
US actor Don Cheadle's crowdfunding campaign has raised half the amount needed for his directorial debut Miles Ahead.
That's US$169,251 (S$212,000) of the US$325,000 needed, with just 12 days left to hit the target.
The Oscar nominee told AFP: “There are a lot of different mechanisms that go into us being able to get our budget, not least of which is me putting money in myself, which is supposed to be a cardinal sin in movie making. But I’m doing it because I believe in it and I want to do it."
The movie is about jazz icon Miles Davis, and Cheadle will be playing the “Kind of Blue” trumpet player. British actor Ewan McGregor will also star in the project.
The film has a budget of up to US$10 million, and Cheadle has turned to Indiegogo to make up the shortfall weeks before he begins shooting.
To entice people to pledge money, there are a range of perks for investors, ranging from CDs and T-shirts to set visits and lunch with Cheadle, and even an assistant producer credit on the finished movie for a US$25,000 donation.
The 49-year-old is best known for playing Colonel James Rhodes (War Machine) in the Iron Man films.
Check out the campaign here.