A shameless post to be sure, but here’s a third party sales pitch for you: A great friend of mine and fellow Pilgrimager Matthew Hammett Knott has asked me to help spread the word about his latest project, an awesome-sounding short starring “4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days”‘s Anamaria Marinca. Short filmmaking has a strong tradition in the UK with admirable government arts funding… until very recently. These days, that’s all gone in the wake of the recession and the death of the UK Film Council, so Matt’s doing it the only other way possible – crowd-funding, soliciting, glorified begging… call it what you want. I’ve read the script and without sounding too biased, I can say it’s well deserving of your interest. So I have no shame in putting a shout out about the film’s indiegogo page, which has all the information you need… Matt will be also fundraising in New York in a few weeks, and would love to hear from anyone who has anything to offer the project, and not just money….