Oh, the trials and tribulations of a kickstarter campaign!
Director is still $500,000 shy of his $1,250,000 goal to crowdfund The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint.
Until now, all we knew about the project was that it probably will be a race against time to get it financed, plus that the movie will be quite racy and revolve around the addiction to blood (with no vampires involved!).
Now we have the first bit of casting news: found his leading lady, the up-and-coming actress .
The filmmaker was also so kind to share his reasons for casting Ms. Abrahams:
English Actor, Ms. Zaraah Abrahams has been offered the Woman Lead in my New Film here on Kickstarter. I first saw Zaraah in BLACK GIRL IN PARIS, this is a NYU GRAD Thesis Film Directed by Kiandra Parks, a Student of mine. I remember Kiandra screening a rough cut of her film in my NYU Office, as I watched I kept being drawn to the Co-Star, she was dominating this 20 Minute Film. After the screening was done I told Kiandra that “She had a very good film” and “Who is the Co-Star? What is her name? Where did she come from? How did you find her? How come she is the Co-Star and not the lead? I need to get in touch with her.” I tracked her down and Zarrah is even better than I thought. If I know anything, I know Young Talent. These are Individuals who have that special something, a true gift from God and they only need the platform, the vehicle to “SHOW DA WORLD” what they got. 40 Acres and A Mule over the years has been that platform in front and BEHIND THE CAMERA Too.
I’m excited about Zaraah helping me achieve my unique vision of ADDICTION, BLOOD and SEX, A NEW KINDA LOVESTORY.
Also released was the teaser poster below. I think it gets the message across...
If you want to back 'Spike Lee's Kickstarter Joint', head over to the kickstarter page of the project!