Alexander Payne to Exec Produce Kickstarter Short â€˜Run Fastâ€™
Prolific writer-director will sit down for lunch as prize for potential backers
On the heels of his seventh Golden Globes nomination, this time around for directing Paramountâ€™s â€œNebraska,â€ Alexander Payne has signed on to exec produce writer-director Anna Mussoâ€™s short film â€œRun Fast.â€
Musso, the long-time assistant to Payne at his production shingle Ad Hominem, launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project, with a goal of $12,000. Payne has agreed to have lunch as a perk for donors of $5,000 or more. Other backers receive prizes ranging from a credit on the film to a signed DVD of one of Payneâ€™s feature films.
â€œRun Fastâ€ â€” the follow-up to Mussoâ€™s 2011 award-winning short â€œL Train,â€ for which Payne was also an exec producer â€” tells the story of a Kenyan runner who travels to Los Angeles to compete in her first professional marathon.
Adam Wagner and Peter Sestina are producing the film.
â€œAnna Musso displayed such control, elegance and compassion with â€˜L Trainâ€™ that I am chomping at the bit to see her next film,â€ Payne said.Â â€œâ€˜Run Fastâ€™ will be another original and exquisite piece of short cinema â€” and another step in Annaâ€™s path to a career in features.â€
â€œRun Fastâ€ is slated to begin lensing in March in L.A. Musso is repped by Peter Dealbert at Principato-Young.
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