On October 29th Independent filmmakers Aletha Spann and Karon Om Vereen, started a kickstarter campaign to help get Tayari Jones novel Leaving Atlanta turned into a movie.
OUR MISSION: Make an evocative film through beautiful cinematography and engaging storytelling. We are on the verge of seeing years of dedication and determination pay off. Your support can help make that happen. We are producing a short film based on our script to help showcase the project for potential studios, production companies, financiers, etc. that are interested in helping move it further to the big screen.
Check out the great trailer*
The kickstarter campaign has 12 days to go. There's still time to make a pledge
* note to self, finally read Leaving Atlanta