Orson Welles was an enigmatic, mercurial, and idiosyncratic man, but he was nothing short of a genius, making him arguably THE best filmmaker that has ever lived.
And if you know anything about Welles, you also know that he lived a life full that was full of bad luck — and that’s putting it mildly.
In what was supposed to be his comeback film, Welles directed The Other Side of the Wind, but due to financial limitations, he died before he was able to finish editing it, leaving it lost to cinematic history for the past 40 years.
According to the indiegogo crowdfunding page:
The film is the epic story of legendary film director J.J. “Jake” Hannaford, played by the equally legendary John Huston. In the film, Jake sets out to make his own career re-defining film, also titled The Other Side of the Wind.
The movie also stars legendary actors Peter Bogdanovich, Lilli Palmer, and Dennis Hopper.
As of this writing, there are 21 days left to reach the whopping $2 million needed to fund the project, and despite pleas from directors Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach, just over $230,000 has been raised.
For MUCH more information about the project and the film itself or to donate, click here.