Saturday, March 18, 2017

Netflix Swoops in to Finance the Completion of Orson Welles’ Final Film

The streaming behemoth will distribute Welles’ ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ after editing has been completed based on the director’s notes.

Almost 2,900 backers stepped up to fund an Indiegogo campaign launched in May 2015 to complete Orson Welles’ final film, The Other Side of the Wind. Although the campaign raised over $ 400,000, that amount fell well short of the campaign’s revised goal of $ 1 million (down from the original $ 2 million). Even with producers Frank Marshall and Peter Bogdonovich on board, the crowdfunding campaign wasn’t able to get the film across the finish line.

Since the campaign, Marshall, Bogdonovich and fellow producer Filip Jan Rymsza have been relatively quiet about the project, although rumors started almost a year ago that Netflix was circling the film with the possibility of also creating a full-length documentary about the making of the film.

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Netflix Swoops in to Finance the Completion of Orson Welles’ Final Film

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