Five years after Hopper’s death, the team behind “The Last Film Festival,” the feature length comedy starring Hopper, written by Michael Leeds and director Linda Yellen, is seeking $90,000 in post-production funds via Kickstarter.
The film, which marks Hopper’s final film appearance, follows a Hollywood producer, played by Hopper, whose new film is accepted into only one, disastrous film festival.
“May 2015 will mark the fifth anniversary of Hopper’s death, and we wanted to release the movie to coincide with this,” said director Linda Yellen, in a statement. “We are reaching out to film fans over Kickstarter as other investment offers have come with a number of unwelcome demands, including cutting certain scenes, altering the film’s score, and even changing Dennis Hopper’s voice! Dennis saw a rough cut of the movie before he died and loved it. We want everyone to see the same film that Dennis and I envisioned. This is an opportunity for fans of Dennis Hopper, fans of comedy, and fans of independent cinema, to help get this film over the finish line.”
In addition to Hopper, the film also stars Jacqueline Bisset, Joseph Cross, JoBeth Williams, Donnell Rawlings, Chris Kattan, Katrina Bowden and Leelee Sobieski. Per the campaign page, Yellen is hoping to finish the film in time to submit to film festivals in 2015.
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Watch an exclusive clip of the film below: