By Michael Fuller


There’s a new trend happening in Hollywood helping make movie magic come to life called Kickstart.

Kickstart is a campaign that helps film makers raise money to fund their projects and this effort is now helping Ray Bradbury‘s “The Dandelion Wine” make it to the big screen.

The campaign launched Thursday with a goal of $350,000 by Jan. 9. It includes a video of Bradbury asking that Rodion Nahapetov direct the film, which he predicted to win the Oscar for best picture.

The story of “The Dandelion Wine” is set in the summer of 1928 in Green Town and will revolve around a 12-year-old boy, Douglas Spaulding, whose short stories are based on fantasy.

As mentioned earlier, crowdfunding has become a major draw to raise awareness and funds for several films recently. The Broken Lizard comedy troupe recently began production on “Super Troopers 2” after raising $4.4 million on Indiegogo while 77 percent of the $5.7 million raised the “Veronica Mars” movie came from fans on Kickstarter. Zach Braff also was able to raise $3.1 million via crowdfunding to help produce 2013’s “Wish I Was Here.

Image by Adam Chitwood (http://collider.com/dandelion-wine-ray-bradbury-movie/)