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.

Source: AFP

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