Guillermo Del Toro Funds Indie Film Project Because Of A Tweet

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Indie filmmaker Shane Vader is working on a teaser for his film ‘High Powers.’ Like his role model Sami Rami, Vader wanted to use the teaser to secure funding for a feature film, but Vader needed to raise a modest sum to pay his cast and crew on the teaser. This is where the story gets interesting.

Vader launched an Indiegogo campaign with a goal of $666. With all crowdfunding campaigns, you need to promote your work shamelessly, and that is what Vader did.

Guillermo Del Toro donated $618 to fully fund Vader’s campaign and gave him a little kick in the ass to complete his project.

“I had stepped away from Twitter for a few minutes when I got an email from Indiegogo, saying someone, going by an unidentifiable jumble of letters, had donated $618. My heart started racing as I googled the email address to try and figure out who this helpful person was but I had no luck. I opened up Twitter, and there was my answer. I immediately woke up my fiancée to tell her what happened. We’re both huge fans of Guillermo del Toro’s, as an artist and as a person, and I had to let her know right away. She barely woke up, and I let her keep sleeping while I soaked in the news some more,” said Vader to Forbes.

Check out Vader’s Indiegogo campaign.

Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.