Bypassing traditional models of investment (like movie studios or super-rich uncles looking for a tax write off) it allows a people to announce projects and then set a funding target by a certain deadline.
Amongst the movie-related projects that have successfully raised funds using Kickstarter include:
- Blue Like Jazz: A film based on the book by Donald Miller, which raised $345,992.
- RoboCop Statue in Detroit: A project to build a statue of Robocop in his ‘home city’, which raised $67,436 (more on that here)
- TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard: A documentary about the file-sharing site, which raised $51,434
I Am I had a funding goal of $100,000 and managed to meet it on January 8th, raising $111,965.
But how do film projects like this stick out on a site like Kickstarter?
The filmmakers came up with quite an inventive video to pitch their film:
Other film projects currently raising funds via Kickstarter are:
- Matthew Modine’s “Full Metal Jacket Diary” – iPad App (this looks really good)
- The Last Cause – sci-fi feature film
- Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine – Documentary