TORONTO — Canadian actress Sandra Oh and filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming launched a crowdfunding campaign Monday for an animated movie about a Chinese-Canadian poet in Iran.
The two women are seeking $130,000 to help make Window Horses, a coming-of-age story about Rosie Ming, who goes on a personal journey while in Iran for a poetry festival.
“We hope this film will contribute a little more peace, love and understanding to our increasingly complex and conflicted world through art, poetry, history and culture,” reads a message on the Indiegogo page.
Oh, who was born and raised in the Ottawa area, will lend her voice to Ming and is serving as executive producer.
She played Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 until last season.
Most of the funds raised will help cover the costs of production. Contributors are being offered perks ranging from a “social media shout out” to dinner with Oh and Fleming in either Vancouver or L.A.
Fleming, who was educated in B.C., is working on the project with a team of artists, including Kevin Langdale, who made Bones & Boats and Engine 371 for the National Film Board of Canada.
Within the campaign’s first 24 hours, Window Horses had raised more than $6,400.
BELOW: Watch the trailer for Window Horses.
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