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Video: Charlie Kaufman -- Working With 'Community' Creator Dan Harmon -- Seeks to Avoid Dealing With Hollywood, Turns to Crowdfunding With Offbeat Stop-Motion Pitch Deadline

Screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, along with "Community" creator Dan Harmon, has turned to crowdfunding to get backing for a stop-motion project -- and the effort has paid off, reports Deadline.com.

Called "Anomalisa," the project raised a record $406,237 from Kickstarter, a website that helps people fund their projects via crowdsourcing. The total is more than double the project’s original goal of $200,000.

According to a video pitch on the site, the pair wanted "to make 'Anomalisa' without the interference of the typical big studio process,” the story notes. Below is the quirky video pitch -- which offers insights into the process of producing outside of the traditional Hollywood system:

The 50-minute film will start production in November. It's based on Kaufman's play about a man dealing with the banality of his existence, the story notes.

Kaufman is known for feature films including "Being John Malkovich" and "Adaptation."