YA author Nina LaCour has teamed up with director Amanda Krampf to try to finance a movie adaptation of one of her books via Kickstarter. At the time of writing, they’ve raised $12,000 of their $17,000 goal, with six days still to go.
LaCour’s Hold Still was published in 2009 and has won a number of awards. But rather than go the traditional route of trying to shop movie rights around, LaCour has teamed up with Krampf and cinematographer Kristyn Stroble to try to get the movie up and running themselves. The $17,000 is needed to fund production costs for the project.
The same team made a book trailer for Hold Still a few years ago, so this could potentially be the first case of a book trailer being turned into a full-length feature film. There are various rewards on offer for backers, with those who pledge large sums being offered roles as extras and entry to screening events.