The band's frontman funds movie with guided tour of Glasgow film locations and Scrabble games with fans
In early 2012, Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian raised $121,804 through Kickstarter to shoot his directorial debut, God Help the Girl. The film, a musical about an anorexic girl (Emily Browning) who breaks out of a hospital and forms a band, premiered at Sundance and opens in theaters on Sept. 5. In August, Murdoch made good on the $400-level pledge promise: a guided tour of film locations in Glasgow.
"We hired a vintage bus from the 1950s and took people all over," says Murdoch, 46. "We had about 24 people on the bus - from the States, Holland, Germany, Japan."