'Community' Creator Dan Harmon Teaming With Charlie Kaufman for Stop-Motion 'Anomalisa'

'Community' Creator Dan Harmon Teaming With Charlie Kaufman for Stop-Motion 'Anomalisa'

Jul 12, 2012

Eternal Sunshine screenwriter Charlie Kaufman is teaming up with Community’s Dan Harmon for a stop motion animated film, and they need your help. They're turning to Kickstarter to get their project off the ground and bypass the Hollywood system. "We just want to make something ourselves. Something pure. Something beautiful," the duo wrote on their funding page. "We believe that you, the audience, would never be allowed to enjoy this brilliant work the way it was originally conceived." Amen.

The film centers on a motivational speaker who has transformed the lives of countless people, but his own world has become an empty shell. " It’s a grey and monotonous existence where people literally look and sound identical," the synopsis tells us. "Suddenly one day, a girl’s voice pierces through the veil of nothingness. She fills him with such a rush of 'aliveness,' he’s willing to abandon everything and everyone, including his own family, and escape with her to a better life." Duke Johnson — the name behind the Community special Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas — is directing the project.

The filmmakers are seeking a whopping $200,000 to reach their goal, and they're promising that if they go above and beyond the amount, they have other projects in mind — including with comedian Louis C.K. Watch a trailer below to find out more, then put your money where your mouth is if you dig it.

Categories: In Development, Animation
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