Whether you fancy
becoming an actor in an indie film or simply want a tour of Glasgow, this one’s for you, geeks!
By Blurt Staff
Pitchfork is reporting that Belle and Sebastian frontman
Stuart Murdoch has initiated a fundraising campaign through Kickstarter in
order to finance the film he’s trying to get off the ground. Titled God Help the Girl, it’s an outgrowth of
his B&S offshoot project God Help the Girls, which had a 2009 album and EP.
According to the report, Murdoch is working with L.A. producer Barry Mendel (Bridesmaids, Munich, The Royal
Tenenbaums, The Sixth Sense, Rushmore). Premiums associated with the Kickstarter
campaign include enamel buttons, autographed posters, “bound copies of the
script,” a guitar slated to be used in the film, an actual walk-on role in the
film, and a dinner date with Murdoch that includes a tour of Glasgow. No doubt the latter two goodies slot
in at the higher tiers of contributions…
As of this writing
the campaign was 14% funded ($14,631 pledged) with 58 days to go. The official
description reads thusly:
“God Help The Girl is a musical film written and to be
directed by Stuart Murdoch, leader of Belle and Sebastian. Set in
Glasgow, Scotland over a long, lazy
summer, the film is about a girl called Eve who is in hospital dealing with
some emotional problems and starts writing songs as a way of getting better.
Her music leads her to a guy called James and a girl called Cassie each
with talents and musical dreams of their own. The story emanates from the
universal idea of having a dream and how living it can free you from your troubles.”