Some of you might know Colin Hanks as the son of actor Tom Hanks, but most of you probably know the young actor from his roles in such films as Orange County, Peter Jackson’s King Kong, The Great Buck Howard, Oliver Stone’s W., Band of Brothers and tv shows like Roswell and The Good Guys. I personally loved Colin’s fantastic stint as Father John Gill on Mad Men and am very much looking forward to seeing him on the next season of Dexter.

Recently, Colin has been working hard on an interesting documentary film, All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records. Colin hopes to raise $50,000 by July 15th to help finish production of the film. Hanks has set up a Kickstarter page to do it. For your help, Colin is offering a variety of incentive gifts: starting at a mere $5 for a “Thank You” mention in the film’s credits, or if you donate more, t-shirts, signed DVDs, limited edition vinyl records, and premiere tickets.

Colin sent me an e-mail explaining why he hopes to make this documentary, and why he needs your help in finishing production. You can read that letter after the jump, reprinted in full. And there is even more information available on the Kickstarter and Facebook Pages.

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