To help raise money for the Have Faith Haiti Mission, and to launch the release of a second poster from his upcoming film, Red State, Kevin Smith hosted an auction through Twitter this week. Smith offered movie sites and blogs the rights to an exclusive reveal in exchange for a commitment to pledge money to the Have Faith Haiti Mission. The winning bid went for $2000 by Giant Fire Breathing Robot, a website, blog, and podcast dedicated to “geeks, games, and gamma rays.” Smith has also pledged to match this donation.
Out of respect for the winner, please head to “Giant Fire Breathing Robot” to see the poster close up.
The winning bid, of $2000, was posted by Twitter user @GFBRobot, and will be matched by Smith to make a total donation of $4000. This marks a significant dent in the mission’s goal to raise $80,000 before the year’s end to take care of their 2011 operating budget. The poster exclusive went to GiantFireBreathingRobot.com. See a bigger version here.
Billed currently as a “A horror film in which a group of misfits encounter fundamentalism gone to the extreme in Middle America,” Red State stars Michael Parks as Pastor Abin Cooper, John Goodman, Kyle Gallner, Melissa Leo, Michael Angarano, Stephen Root, and Kevin Pollak.
Mitch Interviews Kevin Smith on Mitch Albom Live –November 2, 2009
Episode Description: If one thing in Kevin Smith’s life rivals his passion for movies, it’s his love of hockey (and particularly the New Jersey Devils). The writer and director of Clerks and Chasing Amy visited enemy ice in the form of the Detroit Red Wings’ Joe Louis Arena to chat with Mitch about Smith’s next film, Hit Somebody, which is based on a song of the same name that Mitch wrote for Warren Zevon. It chronicles the ambitions of a bruising Canadian farmboy who dreams of scoring goals but is valued only for his ability to land punches. With the Wings practicing in the background, the two talk about the origins of the song, the setting for the film, what it meant to play “old-time hockey,” and the sport’s curious connection to a lady named Byng.