Legendary filmmaker, Spike Lee, has reached his hand out to the masses in hopes of funding his next project; a movie about the addiction of blood. Stating that this tough business’ “powers that be” are one-track minded, he looks for help from the public to help with his next indie project. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

Simply put, the argument is this:

With the current climate in The Hollywood Studio System, it’s not an encouraging look for Independent Filmmakers. I’m not hating, just stating the facts. Super Heroes, Comic Books, 3D Special EFX, Blowing up the Planet Nine Times and Fly through the Air while Transforming is not my Thang. To me it’s not just that these Films are being made but it seems like these are the only films getting made. To The Studios it seems like every Film must be a Home run on a Global scale, a Tent Pole Enterprise, able to spin off Sequel after Sequel after Sequel after Sequel after Sequel after Sequel…
Do you wish to see Human Beings dealing with each other on a Human Level? How many more explosions with Ear splitting Sound Effects can you take? C’mon People, please get behind this Joint.

As of day 1, or at least halfway through, his argument is felt, bringing in $14,468 among 272 people. He’s also offered some remarkable incentives. A $10,000 donation, for example, gets the donor a courtside seat with Lee — a well-known NBA fan — for a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden. A $5,000 pledge gets the donor associate producer creds. $1,000 gets the donor a part in the film as an extra. And for $750, he or she receives a pair of shoes Lee has worn, according to Cnet.

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Jamaal Fisher