We nearly Kickstarted the budget back in November, but now I’m feeling like that’s not fair to real indie filmmakers who need the help. Unlike back when I made Clerks in ‘91, I’ve got access to money now — so I should use that money and not suck any loot out of the crowd-funding marketplace that might otherwise go to some first-timer who can really use it.
My brain has trouble with the logic of saying I’m taking money away from another Kickstarter project if I’m bringing people that didn’t even know about Kickstarter to begin with. A lot of [backers] are finding out about this awesome concept for the very first time and I’m introducing them to the paradigm and I think there’s something to be said for that.
The rewards you offer your backers should be awesome for them and low-stress for you. Here are 10 tips to consider before you pass the hat - so you can focus on making your movie, not mailing postcards.
Storytelling, Audiences, and Social Influence, or Why Whoopi Goldberg Turned to Kickstarter
Storytelling won’t die, movies will meet audiences on their own turf, and social influence will drive content. Welcome to the Future of Film, according to a panel of experts on last week’s Advertising Week panel.