As frequent collaborators and close friends, it’s only fitting that Anderson and Baumbach have come together publicly for a special kind of plea: To raise the necessary money for “The Other Side of the Wind,” Welles’ last and unfinished project, to see the light of day.
The latest effort to do so is taking place on Indiegogo, with just under a month left for donators to chip in to reach the $2,000,000 goal. The money would go towards digital scanning and editing, the final process before the film’s completion. As of this writing, about $200,000 has been raised.
If this issue isn’t one that strikes you passionately, there’s still irresistibly awkward banter between two lauded filmmakers to spend a few minutes with. And if they do happen to convince you to participate — which, come on, it’s hard to say no to these guys — you can visit the campaign’s Indiegogo page here to make a contribution.