Rahimi, who directed two of Tupac’s music videos, launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for a film called, “7Dayz,” highlighting the last days of his life.
“I was waiting for Tupac at club 662 in Las Vegas after the Mike Tyson fight on September 7, 1996,” Rahimi wrote on the crowdfunding site.
“Soon after, I was informed by rapper Nate Dogg that Tupac and Suge Knight had been shot and taken to University Hospital,” he said.
“I immediately rushed there to be by Tupac’s side. This was the first of an emotional seven days that I sat guard over Tupac, who was in an induced coma, riding the line between life and death. 7Dayz is the story of my experience at the hospital amidst death threats, undercover FBI informants and an uncooperative Police Department.”
He plans for the film to not be a documentary, but a narrative feature, which will include footage of Tupac. He needs $500,000 in seed money.
“It’s not a movie about Tupac,” he said. “It’s a movie that will have Tupac in it. It’s about how he changed my life.” Tupac, he said, “will play himself. I have archival footage that I shot of him that’s never been seen before that will be written into the film.”
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