SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedian and podcast king Adam Carolla can now add "crowdfunding leader" to his title. Launched on Trump's FundAnything site, Carolla's is the most successful crowdfunding campaign for a comedian.
"Reaching $1 million dollars is amazing! I'm blown away by the response from my fans who have proven that you don't need Hollywood to make a great movie," said Carolla. "I really wanted to prove this can be done outside of the system. We've succeeded beyond my wildest dreams with the help of FundAnything.com."
Carolla will write, direct and star in Road Hard, an independent film about the journey of a former standup-turned-sitcom-star who, after the cancellation of his show and a divorce, is forced to go back on the road and perform at the dumpy clubs he played on the way up. The film is being co-written and co-directed with Kevin Hench (The Hammer).
"We are very proud that Adam Carolla achieved this record-breaking success on FundAnything.com," (www.fundanything.com/adamcarolla) said Bill Zanker, the site's co-founder and CEO. "We only launched three months ago, and are the fastest growing crowdfunding site. But of course, we have Donald Trump as our backer."
Carolla chose the FundAnything site over others when he learned that his friend and former Celebrity Apprentice "boss" Donald Trump had launched the crowdfunding site with business partner Bill Zanker. Carolla's movie campaign reached its $1 million dollar goal in less than 30 days.
The project will continue raising funds and remain live on the FundAnything.com site through the end of August. Fans who contribute to the campaign receive rewards including, Adam Carolla's voice on contributors' voicemail, executive producer credit, a private performance by Carolla himself, and an opportunity to appear in the movie. Carolla launched his "Road Hard" campaign video featuring Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) to a national audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
ABOUT ADAM CAROLLA
Adam Carolla is one of the most versatile men in Hollywood, currently hosting The Adam Carolla Show, which holds the Guinness World Record for the most downloaded podcast and was named iTunes Best Podcast of 2012. Carolla is the author of two New York Times bestsellers.
FundAnything (www.fundanything.com) is a fast way for anyone to raise funds for anything. Individuals or groups can create campaign pages that highlight their personal stories. Donald Trump also picks projects he personally funds. The crowdfunding industry is growing rapidly, and is expected to exceed $8 billion dollars by the end of this year.
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