If you’ve been dying to ask Christopher Abbott why he left Girls, this is probably your one and only opportunity.
Borderline Films, the Williamsburg-based production company best known for its Sundance hit Martha Marcy May Marlene, has launched a Kickstarter to fund post-production of its latest film, James White. One of the perks, if you pledge $1,500 or more? An intimate dinner party hosted by Abbott, who stars alongside Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Cynthia Nixon, and Ron Livingston.
According to the Kickstarter blurb, the film is about “a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his reckless, self destructive behavior in the face of momentous family challenges.” Abbott is the leading man.
Borderline was started by NYU grads Antonio Campos (Afterschool, Simon Killer), Sean Durkin (MMMM) and Josh Mond, all directors who’ve teamed up to support each other’s films. This is the first feature helmed by Mond, who has previously directed music videos and commercials as well as a short starring Abbott that’s excerpted in the fundraiser video above.
The online fundraiser — launched to fund the film’s editing and soundtrack — just met its $50,000 goal (Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development and Adam Green’s Aladdin is among the backers), but with three days left, there’s still time to snag one of the 14 seats remaining at Abbott’s 20-seat table.