Now here’s a combo we never saw coming, Charlie Kaufman and Dan Harmon working together with stop-motion director Duke Johnson (who also directed the Community episode “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas”) to make Anomalisa, a slightly adult sounding stop-motion feature film.
Funded entirely by Kickstarter, where your strangest dream can be funded with the promise of gifts (and the underlying threat of malfeasance), Anomalisa is planned as one of the first stop-motion movies funded without the influence of Hollywood. This is a pretty bold move, and with the knowledge and experience of these three working together this could be a powerhouse feature and they’ve already got a plot outline there for the people too:
The film follows a celebrated motivational speaker travelling the country, changing the lives of countless people. But in the course of transforming others, his life has become hollow and meaningless. It’s a grey and monotonous existence where people literally look and sound identical.
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.
And like most kickstarter projects the team of Kaufman, Harmon and Johnson, with the help of Starburns Industries, Inc., created the coolest looking video to get your attention (and funding):
Sounds nice right, but what about the prizes? The filmmakers are kind enough to offer everything from downloadable posters, personalized thank yous via the @AnamolisaMovie twitter feed, signed DVD’s of the film, and for one lucky backer that pays $5000, they will get an exclusive screenplay about them written by Dan Harmon! Quick, someone get Joel McHale, Allison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Donald Glover, and the rest of the cast of Community to reach into their wallets and get Harmon to write ONE MORE EPISODE!!!
Source: Bleeding Cool