Mac Miller and Lana Del Rey Help Fund Daniel Johnston Film
Published Nov 21, 2013Outsider pop great Daniel Johnston was already the subject of an excellent documentary called The Devil and Daniel Johnston, but he'll soon star in a narrative short film too.
Fittingly called Hi, How Are You, the short is being made by filmmaker/actor Gabriel Sunday and will star Daniel Johnston. The film utilizes Johnston's real-life memories and dreams to form its narrative structure.
Currently being funded on Kickstarter, the project has attracted some famous donators. Rapper Mac Miller reportedly gave $10,000 to help fund the film, receiving Johnston's chord organ complete with illustrations and signatures. He celebrated the donation by getting a Daniel Johnston tattoo.
Pop songstress Lana Del Rey also contributed money to the project and will receive an executive producer credit as a result.
For more information on the upcoming film, check out the Kickstarter here.