After weeks of appealing to his fans, Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign for his “newest hottest joint” about “the addiction of blood” finally reached its $1.25 million goal earlier today, with five days left to go. (The project will continue to accept donations until the clock runs out on Aug. 21.) It was a slow start for Lee, whose initial launching of the campaign was tepidly received due to a weak pitch; but in recent weeks, the veteran director has done a great job of curating his site while reminding his fans of his grassroots career and love for filmmaking through personal anecdotes.
In a new video, Lee enthusiastically thanks his fans for their support and remarks, “We’ve been doin’ this motherfucker since nineteen-eighty-moterhfuckin’-six, and we will continue to make our films.”