Omaha-born director raises funds for film
Director-screenwriter Andrew Robinson, an Omaha native now living near Acton, Calif., is raising funds for his new movie, which will begin filming in October in California.
Robinson, whose movie "April Showers" premiered here in April 2009, said the independent movie scene went away overnight in the wake of the 2008 recession, and he left filmmaking for a while.
Instead he volunteered at a wildlife center that helps injured animals that have appeared in movies, on television and in commercials. From that experience, Robinson said, a story began to emerge for a romantic comedy.
"It's much more lighthearted than 'April Showers,'" Robinson said. That movie was based on the shooting at Columbine High School, where Robinson was a senior at the time.
Robinson is using what he calls crowd-source funding to help pay for the new movie. Visit andrew-robinson-online.com to learn about the perks that come with different levels of donating.