Crowdfunding for Taiwan history movie series shows promising results

Focus Taiwan
Date: 08/18/2020
By: William Yen

Taiwanese filmmaker Wei Te-sheng (魏德聖) / Photo courtesy of ARS Film Production (米倉影業)

Taipei, Aug. 18 (CNA) A crowdfunding campaign to raise cash for a movie series based on Taiwan's history has shown promising results, with over NT$24 million (US$816,433) raised from more than 6,000 people, according to the campaign's website.

As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, a total of NT$24,479,560 has been raised by 6,633 people since the fundraiser started on Aug. 5, for the "Taiwan 400 Years Film Series," the website showed. The first phase of the campaign, which runs until Oct. 10, is aimed at raising NT$100 million.

The fundraiser has received support from Taiwanese and people from overseas, said acclaimed Taiwanese filmmaker Wei Te-sheng (魏德聖), who directed the popular two-part epic film "Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale," based on the 1930 Wushe Incident in central Taiwan.

Many people have left messages in support of the film, according to the campaign's website.

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