Jesse L. Martin led a group of his fellow actors from TV series "The Flash" in a serenade for director-writer Joss Whedon after Whedon donated funds to Martin's Kickstarter campaign.
The campaign, which just exceeded its goal, will fund "The Letter Carrier," a short film written by Martin, with music arranged by Carlos Valdes and directed by Rick Cosnett.
To celebrate Whedon's donation, Martin, Valdes and Cosnett sing a gospel version of "The Ballad of Serenity," which is the "Firefly" theme song. The short-lived sci-fi show, which Whedon created, lasted less than a single season, with only 11 out of its original 14 episodes airing on the Fox Network.
Whedon was so thrilled with the shout-out, he tweeted out the good news:
"The Letter Carrier" tells the story of a mother hiding her family from slavery in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1860s. She also tells them a spooky story to keep them safe. "The children have grown up with a tale of a man known as the Letter Carrier," according to the Kickstarter page. "As the legend goes, he roams the mountains looking for children to sell as slaves."
The film is also told completely through song.
While the filmmakers have reached their initial funding goal of $50,000, they are asking to continue on to their "stretch" goal of $80,000, which would allow them to pay "every person involved $100 a day for helping," according to the Kickstarter page.