Twilight star Charlie Bewley and his business partners at Astoria Entertainment are set to become the latest producers to turn to to fund a film from fans' donations.

The Brit, who played Demitri in the vampire films, and his actor pals Matt Dallas and Steven Grayhm are hoping to raise enough cash from the crowdsourcing website to pay for the making of new movie Thunder Road, about soldiers returning from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Bewley tells Nylon magazine, "It (campaign) has to be crafted perfectly because we're not very well known. We have to make it funny, punchy, outrageous, heartwarming. All those things have to come together and be real."