follows in the footsteps of and , who raised money for their indie projects on Kickstarter. Franco turns to a crowd-funding site named Indiegogo for a trilogy of movies based on his 2011 short story collection, "Palo Alto". The "" star is asking fans to help finance "", "" and "".
"Although it's a book of fiction, it was inspired by experiences I had growing up here, things that people I knew went through, and generally I see it as a book that's supposed to touch on universal things about being a teenager, coming of age, and learning about the bigger world," Franco explains in a video on the funding site. Seeking $500,000, the campaign has collected $40,544 as of this writing.