“What appeals to me about David is his everyman quality,” Whiting said. “But what really appeals to me is a movie where Traverse City and its genuine history is its own character and the idea of it being filtered through Instagram. At first I was a little nervous. I thought it might be gimmicky. But when I read the script, I realized it was a good story and being filtered through Instagram made perfect sense.”
Muncey still is seeking sponsors, locations and backers for the film, although a crowdfunding campaign slightly surpassed its goal of $25,000 in 30 days.
“We went into it knowing that the likelihood of it succeeding was slim,” said Muncey, who spent 60-hour weeks stumping for funding. “Eighty percent of Kickstarters fail.”
She said most of the filming will take place in May, with “simultaneous” editing. She expects the film to be completed in June and then plans to shop it around to film festivals.
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