The Humphrey Bogart Estate and independent filmmaker*Steve Anderson*are proud to announce their partnership on "This*Last Lonely Place."* "The main goal of the Humphrey Bogart Estate is to honor and promote my father's legacy," said*Stephen Humphrey Bogart, son of the iconic performer.* "My father loved film noir, he loved*Los Angeles, and he was a big supporter of his fellow artists.* Bogie got his big break because of*Leslie Howard, and he never forgot it.* Therefore, we have made a decision to support independent films whenever we find the type of project Bogie might have liked, and we just couldn't pass up the chance to support director*Steve Anderson's ode to film noir and*Los Angeles."
Stephen Bogart*and his sister, Leslie, are the majority owners of Bogart LLC, the entity through which the Bogart Estate manages the Humphrey Bogart legacy.* "Bogart LLC has made the maximum*$10,000*contribution to the Kickstarter campaign of 'This*Last Lonely Place,' and we encourage all fans of Humphrey Bogart, film noir, and independent filmmaking to check out the project and consider supporting it.* We will match every donation, up to the campaign goal of*$75,000," said*Robbert de Klerk, managing partner of Bogart LLC.
"I am thrilled and truly honored to welcome Bogart LLC to 'This Last Lonely Place,' said writer/director*Steve Anderson.* "This is a dream-come-true partnership.* In 1948, Humphrey Bogart formed Santana Productions so he could make films his own way.* In 2012, Kickstarter and digital production enable filmmakers like me to make the movies we want, and the Bogart Estate is supporting the sort of independent films Bogie would have loved.* This is a truly historic moment; the old world and the new world becoming one."
Steve Anderson*is a Peabody Award winner who wrote and directed "The Big Empty" and produced and directed the hit documentary "F*ck."* He will direct and produce "This Last Lonely Place," from his original script.**Stephen Bogart*and*Robbert de Klerk*will come on board as Executive Producers.
Find out more about the film and the Kickstarter campaign here:
You can learn more about the Humphrey Bogart Estate at*www.humphreybogart.com.