Jon Heder, best known for the role as the quintessential dork in the movie Napoleon Dynamite, is turning to Kickstarter to get funding for a short film project called Drained. Heder, who will be producing Drained, posted his pitch together with the film’s director Nick Peterson, and the duo is aiming to raise a total of $27,000.
Why so much money? “We want this short film to go beyond the web,” says Heder, explaining that the goal is to take the film to festivals and give people a “theatrical experience.”
Jon Heder is certainly not new to the world of web video. He previously starred in Crackle’s web series Woke Up Dead, which originally aired on the Sony-owned site in the fall of 2009.
That Heder is now using Kickstarter to raise money for this project, as opposed to just hitting up his Hollywood buddies, is a big validation for the site and its democratic nature. Kickstarter has previously been used to fund a number of web series projects, including Pioneer One and Olga Kay’s Circus.
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