The students are tapping into crowdfunding, in which donors contribute small sums of money online to get projects off the ground.
The Herald-Times reports (http://bit.ly/19ZFPqz ) Benson’s students are using Indiegogo.com in hopes of raising $10,000 to produce 13 short films.
Donors will receive thank-yous, such as signed movie posters, signed pictures from the casts and crews and a video message from Benson. Their names will also appear in the film credits.
Benson is known for his appearances in 1970s coming-of-age films and as voice of the Beast in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” He joined the IU Department of Telecommunications this fall.
Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com