The internet is a truly wonderful thing sometimes. There’s this website called Kickstarter where people can post up project ideas to see if they can get backing. Neil Gaiman tweeted about this the other day, so I checked it out. A guy called Christopher Salmon is looking for backers to make an animated film of Gaiman’s short story, The Price.

The Price is one of my favourite Gaiman shorts and I’m a huge fan of movies, so when anything like this crops up I pay attention. Especially when these things are fan driven rather than corporation driven. When a fan is trying to make something happen it’s usually far closer to the original vision and, as a writer myself, that’s important to me.

You can learn all about the project here. There’s a video that’s worth the watch to see the details and get an idea of Salmon’s vision. He needs $150,000 to make the film and currently has close to $50,000 from nearly 700 backers. You can pledge anything from $10 up. If you pledge $1,000 or more you can be credited as an Associate Producer on the film. You can also get DVDs when the film is made for lesser donations and so on. All the details are on the site.

I think this is an awesome idea and I’ve made a small pledge myself. Every bit helps, so have a look and see if you can spare a few quid to help this happen.