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Chinese artist Ai Weiwei stars in 'The Sand Storm'.
The crowd-funded short film called The Sand Storm sees the artist playing a smuggler.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is the subject of a short sci-fi film, The Sand Storm, directed by TED Talks co-founder Jason Wishnow with cinematography from Christopher Doyle (In The Mood For Love, Hero).
Filmed in secret on location in Beijing, China, which jived with Wishnow’s own vision of the future more than gleaming counterpart Shanghai, the film features Ai Weiwei playing a smuggler in a world without water.
And in freezing conditions with pollution levels breaking records, Wishnow, Doyle and Weiwei shot their film.
With the short safely in the can, Wishnow is now pitching to the public for a US$33,000 post-production fund, necessary to give the film its required visual, audio and subtitling treatments, as well as to pay festival fees and so on.
Having raised a combined pledge of over US$20,000 in a few days, the film’s future appears relatively assured. Backers can look forward to behind-the-scenes material, early access, advance screenings and even a limited edition action figure, in accordance with the size of each pledge.
Finance raised in excess of the film’s initial target will therefore go towards paying off other costs already incurred, which would otherwise be shouldered by its crew, and then form the foundation for a planned planet-spanning feature film that’s yet to come. — AFP Relaxnews
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