The Oscar-winning producer of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy is putting together funds for the environmentally themed family drama Talk Is Cheep.

Jim Jarrett will direct from his screenplay and produce the story about one teenager took a vow of silence to effect environmental policy change.

Osborne, Jarrett and producer Jon Labrie said they would offer an associate producer credit to those who pledge $1, adding that if the campaign is successful the on-screen credit crawl will include the individual names of at least 1.5m Kickstarter contributors.

“It’s a rare and great privilege when you come across a project that you really like that has something very meaningful to say, while also being very entertaining,” said Osbourne, who won the best picture Academy Award in 2004 for The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King. “Talk Is Cheap is one of those projects.”