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Matt Porterfield Announces New Film, Kickstarter Project

Matt Porterfield Announces New Film, Kickstarter Project

Matt Porterfield, director of

Hamilton

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and last year's beautiful

announced some exciting news over the weekend. On Aug. 1, less than two weeks from now, he's planning to begin production of his new film,

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I Used to Be Darker

, starring Ned Oldham (brother of Will and a former

City Paper

contributor) and Kim Taylor. The film's co-written with Porterfield's partner, Amy Belk. Synopsis:

Interestingly enough, the director's going ahead without financing in place. "I feel a bit like I'm playing chicken with a freight train," Porterfield

in a blog post, "pushing ahead without all our financing in place; but at this point, two weeks out, I won't back down. I may not have an abundance of talent or even great luck, but I don't give up, and I'd like to think that goes a long way." Porterfield's attempting to finance the film

--asking for donations online, basically. (If you're not familiar, figure Kickstarter is on target to be the new norm in financing independent projects and, likely, beyond.) His goal is $40,000, three times the financing goal of

Putty Hill

, and as of right now he's at just over $5,000. The Kickstarter ends Aug. 15. The pitch: http://vimeo.com/26302803

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