Sharing this on his Facebook page, the filmmaker from Assam informed that 1,270 contributors have helped ‘Local Utpaat’ to cross the target of fund collection for the release of his film.
Kenny Basumatary on his Facebook page said: “Super duper thankful to the 1,270 contributors who’ve helped @localutpaat cross the target!!! We’ve set a new wishberry record for most number of contributors. The previous record was 557.”
While extending thanks to the people in Assamese, the filmmaker said he will first release the songs of the film soon.
The film will be released on September 4, the filmmaker announced.
As per an earlier report published on Northeast Now, till February 10, 2020, an amount of Rs 4.3 lakh was raised by the actor-director-writer during the crowdfunding campaign.
The filmmaker started the campaign through Wishberry.in.
His YouTube channel Heavy Budget has also been able to draw a good number of viewers.
Kenny Basumatary’s latest film ‘Local Utpaat’ having lots of fun, is expected to be released in September.
Filmmaker Kenny Basumatary has begun a crowdfunding campaign to meet the post-production expenses and release of his latest film ‘Local Utpaat’.
Basumatary’s three films – ‘Local Kung-Fu’ (1 and 2) and ‘Suspended Inspector Boro’ have been laughter riots and the audience has enjoyed his style of filmmaking.
In the Wishberry page, Basumatary has written in detail as to why he was crowdfunding for ‘Local Utpaat’.
“I am crowdfunding for two reasons- one, since the decline of the industry around the mid-2000s, with the exception of 3-4 films and the recent megahits of the last two years, Assamese films generally haven’t recovered their budget,” Kenny had written.
“Even ours haven’t. The primary reason being the lack of theatres. A film can only get 40-60 screens – so the box office returns (with a few recent exceptions) might not be enough to cover the cost of the film and it becomes too high a risk for anyone or two persons to take,” he had written.
“Secondly, it’s tough to find those one or two ideal financiers who will invest in a film without interfering in casting, scripting, etc,” he said.
“So it’s much safer to ask a few hundred people to contribute a little bit and help out,” he reiterated.