Writer/director Linda Yellen launched the online initiative to complete and release The Last Film Festival, and donations have already topped its $90,000 (£60,000) goal with over two weeks left.

Yellen writes, "Filming on the picture came to a halt almost five years ago when Dennis tragically died at age 74 from cancer. He was just a few scenes short of completing work on the film, and had already seen a rough cut and loved it. The grief we felt, paired with certain creative and financial issues that remained unsolved with his passing, prompted us to put completion of the project on hold."

The director hopes to release the movie in May (15), to mark the fifth anniversary of Hopper's death, adding, "We want everyone to see the same film that Dennis and I envisioned and hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it."

The film also features Chris Kattan and Jacqueline Bisset.