Will Elder, the original MAD man and Kurtzman collaborator on Playboy’s “Little Annie Fanny”, is having a documentary on his life and work produced right now, but the filmmakers are short of money and are looking for donations. If you want to see this project completed, you can make a donation. Go on, it’s a good cause! Just because!
I recently got an e-mail from the film’s creator Gary VandenBerg telling me about a donation site they have put up in order to try and raise funds to finish the film and get it out to the public. If you are interested in helping out, you can visit this site for more details. They’ve got about $14,000 and change to go and 46 days to get there. Different donation levels get you different swag ranging from a copy of the DVD when it’s produced all the way up to an “Executive Producer” credit in the films opening title sequence.
We want to finish this documentary! In order to do that we need to travel to California to interview Hugh Hefner; director, Joe Dante; writer, Daniel Clowes and artist William Stout. We also have Terry Gilliam lined up in England for an interview.
The funds raised here would enable us to complete the California interviews and begin the final edit stage of the production. We are trying to work out the logistics of Gilliam’s interview right now. We already have the post-production crew lined up to bring this project to the finish line.
David Wachtenheim and Robert Marianetti of Saturday Night Live’s TV Funhouse will produce an animated open. Award winning composer/mixer Peter Fish will give us a killer soundtrack. Award winning editor Gary VandenBergh will do the edit and the finishing. Chicken Fat is poised to be completed, with a little help from our Kickstarter friends! Once completed we already have attained interest from WNJN in New Jersey. Beyond that we plan on doing the festival circuit and provide the documentary online and in Colleges and Universities throughout the country. Elder also had an incredible following across the globe and we are confident we will land an international distribution deal upon completion. To be a part of this amazing journey should be enough of a reward BUT, if you donate to this long overdue project you will get some pretty cool stuff!