German producers attempt a new way to finance their movies: From this week, production companies TeamWorx (producer of "Die Flucht" and "Hindenburg", among other films) and Von Fiessbach Film will try to secure the shooting of an erotic movie through donations on the internet.
According to reports in German news magazine "Der Spiegel" the aim is to collect €170,000. If the move is successful, then the film "Hotel Desire" will be shot from August in which actors Clemens Schick, Anna Maria Mühe and Saralisa Volm will play the main characters. If not, the collected money will be given to talented young movie makers.
This new way of financing, called crowdfunding, is based on trying to get as many supporters as possible to donate amounts of money of their own choice for projects they are passionate about.