James Franco is seeking crowdfunding to finance three new feature films.

The films will be about teenage life in his own hometown of Palo Alto, California which are adapted from his 2010 book of short stories called Palo Alto, reports Deadline.

Franco is seeking to raise around $500,000 via Indiegogo which will be divided between the three projects.

Writing on his appeal page he said “Because of who I am, people often believe that it is easy to find investors and distributors for my films. Unfortunately, things aren’t that easy.”

He continued “More times than not, I have put in my own money to produce my films and my students’ films. However, this time it’s different; we need more funding.

"I will still fund part of it, but I need of your help; filming three feature films back-to-back requires more funding than I can give.”

It is planned that filming will start on the projects in June.