While Jeremy Renner is receiving positive reviews for his portrayal of Sam in ‘Ingenious,’ his first comedy in 20 years, the independent movie won’t be released into theaters without additional funding to pay for distribution, Radar Online is reporting. So the film’s production company, Arriba Films, is asking the Academy Award nominee’s fans to pay in advance for DVDs or digital downloads. With enough money, ‘Ingeniousm’ which is being directed by Jeff Balsmeyer, can be finished and released into theaters.
Arriba Films is using Kickstarter to help raise money to finish production on ‘Ingenious.’ The film has currently raised $43,000 on Kickstarter, and needs to raise $5,000 more by its goal on October 13. Brian Neufang, who is producing the movie, said he’s “determine to prove that a good indie movie can succeed outside the Hollywood system.” The movie has already become a hit on the festival circuit, despite it only being shown in a rough cut.
In ‘Ingenious,’ Renner plays a salesman who pairs up with a small time inventor after they both hit rock bottom in their personal and professional lives. So they come up with a winning product that becomes a global hit.
Written by: Karen Benardello