If Spike Lee can do it, why not Nick Carter?
Just days after Lee announced his Kickstarter campaign for his next project, Carter has jumped on the celebrity crowdfunding bandwagon. Carter posted on Indiegogo that he is looking to raise $85,000 for "Evil Blessings," a horror film which the Backstreet Boy plans to produce, co-write, and star in.
"Most of you already know that I'm passionate about music, but what you don't know, is that I'm a HUGE horror fan as well. To that end, I'm about to start down the path of my other dream: to become a film producer and screenwriter," said Carter on his Indiegogo page.
Rob Carliner ("Crazy Heart") is on board as a producer, according to Carter, who said he will be matching a portion of all funds raised.
As to why he has taken to crowdfunding, Carter said, "it not only helps me to gauge interest in this project, but it gives my fans out there an opportunity to get access to what I'm doing that I wouldn't be able to offer elsewhere. Having seen what a great community there is on Indiegogo supporting each other to make passion projects happen, this feels like the best way to do it."
Although Carter's minimum goal is $85,000 to make a full-length feature, he said, "the more we get, the better we can make it."
He is offering contributors various options as part of the "perk package." For the lowest amount, $5, contributors will get a special thank you on the film's web site. For the highest level of $10,000, contributors will get an executive producer credit, an invite to the VIP "Red Carpet" premiere, a "meet and greet" with Carter, after-party VIP passes, and other goodies.
He has already raised over $8,000 and there are 47 days left until the campaign ends.