James Franco is using crowdfunding via Indiegogo to seek $500,000 to fund a trilogy of films.
Entitled "Memoria," "Killing Animals" and "Yosemite," all are based on his own 2010 book of short stories entitled "Palo Alto".
Up-and-coming filmmakers like Nina Ljeti, Vladimir Bourdeau, Bruce Thierry Cheung and Gabriel Demestree are involved in helping to adapt several of Franco's short stories onto film.
It is presently unknown if Franco himself will either star in or direct any of the three features. Filming aims to begin by August.
All profits made from the films will go to the nonprofit "Art of Elysium" with whom volunteers dedicate their time to children who are battling serious medical conditions.