Bret Easton Ellis, Paul Schrader Drumming Up Funds for 'The Canyons' through Kickstarter
thewrap.com Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader are tapping into the power of crowdsourcing for their upcoming joint project, "The Canyons." The author-director team made their pitch to the masses via a Kickstarter campaign launched by the film's producer, Braxton Pope, on Thursday. Through their populist appeal, the trio makes a convincing play for movie buffs' lunch money by offering some big perks to would-be donors in hopes of pulling in $100,000 by June 9.
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The Canyons Synopsis and Credits

Notorious writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) and acclaimed director Paul Schrader (writer of Taxi Driver and director of American Gigolo) join forces for this explicitly erotic thriller about youth, glamour, sex and surveillance. Manipulative and scheming young movie producer Christian (adult film star James Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, while his actress girlfriend and bored plaything, Tara (Lindsay Lohan), hides a passionate affair with an actor from her past. When Christian becomes aware of Tara's infidelity, the young Angelenos are thrust into a violent, sexually-charged tour through the dark side of human nature.

"The Canyons" stars Amanda Brooks, James Deen, Lauren Schacher, Lindsay Lohan, and Nolan Funk.

Directed by Paul Schrader.
Written by Bret Easton Ellis.
Produced by Braxton Pope.
Production company/distributor: IFC Films.

Release Date: August 02, 2013

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