Charlie Kaufman, Community's Dan Harmon Turn to Kickstarter For Help in Funding New Film

Tired of studios and suits for obvious reasons, Community creator Dan Harmon has taken his next project directly to the people through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, and brought screenwriter Charlie Kaufman along with him.

Harmon and Kaufman are teaming up with Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of Adult Swim's Moral Orel but better known for his role as Star-Burns on Community, to produce a stop-motion feature penned by Kaufman entitled Anomalisa.

Here's the synopsis from the film's Kickstarter page:

The film follows a celebrated motivational speaker travelling the country, changing the lives of countless people. But in the course of transforming others, his life has become hollow and meaningless. It's a grey and monotonous existence where people literally look and sound identical.

Suddenly one day, a girl's voice pierces through the veil of nothingness. She fills him with such a rush of "aliveness", he's willing to abandon everything and everyone, including his own family, and escape with her to a better life.

Duke Johnson, who directed Community's acclaimed stop-motion Christmas episode, will take the helm.

The "Starburns Industries" team is looking to raise $200,000 from film lovers such as yourself, and to sweeten the pot they're offering some amazing incentives.

Pledging $5,000 or more will land you a 20-page custom screenplay about your life penned by Dan Harmon. Pledge $7,500 or more and receive a "fully realized hand-crafted set." Big shots who spend $10,000 or more will get an executive producer credit and a whole mess of other goodies, including "a personalized Thank You via Twitter."

That alone should be worth at least 10 grand.

[H/T: Betabeat]