Documentary team behind Sundance Grand Jury winner launches crowd-funding campaign for next film; Atticus Ross to score.
The team behind acclaimed documentary Blood Brother, this year’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize (documentary) and Audience Award (documentary) winner, have today launched a Kickstarter campaign for their second feature, which has Oscar-winning composer Atticus Ross on board to score.
New project Gennadiy follows a Ukrainian activist who runs an orphanage and goes on night raids to try and rescue children who have fallen into drug abuse. The film will chart the nature of addiction, the mercurial Gennadiy’s controversial methods and the Ukraine’s problems with child homelessness.
Blood Brother writer-director Steve Hoover, producer Danny Yourd and cinematographer John Pope all return for the feature.
Trent Reznor collaborator Atticus Ross, who co-scored The Social Network and The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo will score the film alongside his brother, Leopold Ross, and wife, Claudia Sarne.
Shoot on the production is due to get underway in Ukraine in September with the team aiming to complete by January 2015.
The production is aiming to raise an initial $40,000 through the campaign and had already taken $4,800 in its first two hours.
Hoover’s well-received debut Blood Brother, which was picked up by US outfit Preferred Content, follows a man who travelled to an AIDS hostel in India in search of a family. All funding was raised through donations.