GLENDALE, Calif., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedian and podcast king Adam Carolla announced today at a press conference at the Acme Theater in Los Angeles, the launch of a $1 million crowd funding campaign on the FundAnything.com platform to raise money for his new movie project ROAD HARD.
Carolla writes, directs and stars in the 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. In between gigs, he has long days on the road and longer nights in hotels wrestling with the fact that his best days may be behind him, and the question of whether to stay in the game at all. The film is co-written and co-directed by Carolla and long-time collaborator Kevin Hench (THE HAMMER).
"My fans are so loyal and have supported all my other projects – the podcast, my books, and my line of booze, Mangria. I couldn't imagine making a movie without enlisting them," said Carolla. "I really want to do this outside of the Hollywood system and the only way to make that happen is with my fans, friends and supporters going to FundAnything.com/adamcarolla and pitching in on the project."
Fans who contribute to the FundAnything campaign will receive a wide range of rewards in recognition of their support. Rewards include exclusive ROAD HARD T-shirts, movie pre-screenings with the cast and crew, in-studio Podcast Parties with Adam, invitations to the wrap party, set visits, and even the opportunity to be an extra in the film!
"We're thrilled that Adam chose FundAnything to finance ROAD HARD," said Bill Zanker, founder of FundAnything. "With Adam's loyal fan base, Donald Trump's participation, and our rapidly growing community, FundAnything is well on its way to becoming the best crowdfunding site for the film and entertainment industry."
Some of the talented people who plan to appear in Carolla's ROAD HARD movie include Illeana Douglas, Diane Farr, David Alan Grier, and Larry Miller. To learn more about Adam Carolla's FundAnything Campaign visit: http://fundanything.com/adamcarolla.
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: Not Taco Bell Material and In Fifty Years We'll All Be Chicks. The audiobook for Not Taco Bell Material also rightfully claimed a spot as one of only two comedy audiobooks on the iTunes Top 10 List of 2012. Carolla can also be seen on Fox News Channel's The O'Reilly Factor with his weekly segment "Rollin' with Carolla." Carolla co-created and co-starred in two hit Comedy Central shows, The Man Show (1999-2003) and Crank Yankers (2002-2007). He is well known for co-hosting the radio and MTV show Loveline. Carolla wrote, co-produced and starred in the independent boxing feature film, THE HAMMER. THE HAMMER made its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. In 2012 Carolla released his signature wine spirit, Mangria, which has sold over 1,000,000 bottles. Carolla is an automobile enthusiast with an eclectic collection of racing and exotic vehicles. He won the Toyota Grand Prix this year in the pro category and last year as a celebrity, making him the only person to have won both titles.
FundAnything is a crowdfunding site created by partners Bill Zanker, Donald Trump, Scott Tilson and Jeno Torocsik. It is a fast way for anyone to raise funds for anything. Individuals or groups can create campaign pages that highlight their personal stories or needs. Campaigns can offer incentives to contributors such as products, gifts and services. Campaigns can range from business startups and people dealing with personal crisis to celebrations of happy events. There is no limit to the amount of money you can raise. Contributions go directly to the campaign creators, and they can withdraw their funds almost immediately.