Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch and Producer Barry Mendel Seek Fan Support and Funding for Glasgow Musical Film GOD HELP THE GIRL at

By Belle And Sebastian, PRNE
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

GLASGOW, Scotland, December 15, 2011 -

Belle and Sebastian’s leader Stuart Murdoch alongside two-time Oscar nominated producer Barry Mendel have launched a global rallying call to fans and investors to support their upcoming film God Help The Girl via the world’s largest, digital funding platform for creative projects

God Help The Girl marks Murdoch’s feature film debut as both writer and director and Mendel’s first UK project following an impressive run of international box office hits including Bridesmaids, Munich, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Serenity, Whip It and Rushmore.

Offering a range of prizes starting at just $5 with more expensive items including a guided tour of the film’s locations and dinner date with Murdoch, on screen credit and even Murdoch’s Personal Gold Record for Belle & Sebastian’s debut album, Tigermilk.  The team hope to achieve their goal of $100,000 USD by March 2012.  

“This is a really, really good idea.  We’re cutting out the middle men.  It’s punk,” comments writer/director Stuart Murdoch.

“Financing models like Kickstarter are the future. I want people to realize that without them, we can’t make this movie. Their contribution is the difference between this movie existing out there in the world and this movie just being a great script and wonderful music that never got made,” adds producer Barry Mendel.

Some of the songs Murdoch wrote for the film were recorded and released on a God Help The Girl album and EP Stills in 2009. 

UK producers Phil Robertson and Chris Curling of Zephyr Films and Carole Sheridan of Singer Films are working alongside Mendel on the project.

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