This time last month we reported that a brand new gay-themed murder mystery, Kiss Me, Kill Me, was seeking funding on Kickstarter. Well now it’s announced that it got the cash it needs and the film has the greenlight. It’s now set to go into production in December.
While the movie initially sought $100,000 on Kickstarter with the hope that in an ideal world they’d end up with $125,000. But when the campaign ended it had raised an awesome $131,231.
Kiss Me, Kill Me is a contemporary Alfred Hitchcock/Agatha Christie-style ‘who-done-it’, with the mystery centered on Dusty, who confronts his unfaithful boyfriend and blacks-out, only to wake up to find his boyfriend murdered and he’s the prime suspect.
The picture stars Gale Harold, playing a gay character for the first time since his iconic performance as Brian Kinney on Showtime’s Queer as Folk, and three-time Emmy nominee Van Hansis, from As the World Turns, and the acclaimed Eastsiders.
The month-long crowd-funding effort caused a groundswell among supporters, whose fan-made artwork, videos and music aided the campaign on social media. Director Caspers Andreas says he is beyond thrilled with the outpouring of support for the film: “The huge success of this campaign is a reminder how important movies with LGBT content are to audiences.” He continues, “Hollywood is not producing these sort of films, and we would not be able to do it without the fans.”
Joining Harold and Hansis is an impressive cast, including Willam Belli (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Kit Williamson (Eastsiders, Mad Men), Independent Spirit nominee Yolonda Ross (Go For Sisters), Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Brianna Brown (Devious Maids), Jonathan Lisecki (Gayby), Michael Maize (True Blood), Craig Robert Young (NCIS: Los Angeles), Jackie Monahan (Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same), as well as Matthew Ludwinski and Allison Lane, who both previously starred in Andreas’ Going Down in LA-LA Land.
You can follow the film on its official website: KissMeKillMeMovie.com