The reason Kickstarter exists is to help bring creative projects to life. We see no conflict with these types of projects. I do feel frustrated when I see people within the film world be critical of Spike Lee or Zach Braff seeking alternative funding. They know how much the universe has changed. This isn’t the ’70s when filmmakers like Robert Altman could get whatever they wanted made.
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Kickstarter is not an intrusive technology. It’s not as if Braff were knocking on doors or harassing pedestrians on the street. For whatever reason, people want to give Braff money. They are actively seeking out the opportunity to do so, fully aware that they’ll receive no return on the investment.
Chuck Klosterman, New York Times