The website works so well because instead of just asking people to donate their money, things like posters, soundtracks, and DVDs (sometimes signed), and special perks like thanks in the credits, invites to special events and set visits, or even producer credits (if you drop enough coin, of course) are offered in exchange for your help.
In that article, the project showcased was How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song, the new musical from indie filmmaker Gary King. It came right down to the wire (there’s a deadline in which you need to reach your monetary goal), but the goal was indeed reached, and the movie has been moving forward ever since. With this past weekend came word that the first teaser trailer for the movie would be released today, and it’s here now for you all to see!
Be sure to click over to see for yourself what How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song looks like!
As you all know, Twitter is this crazy world of conversation, networking, and instant information. I’ve personally seen countless great videos, pictures, and articles thanks to the site, and this time around it has lead me to a particularly interesting concept.
The website is called Kickstarter, and it allows independent filmmakers, musicians, writers/authors, and all kinds of different artists to present their prospective projects and a goal amount of money that they need to reach in order to finance it. This is where we come in; each project’s page has a list of donation amounts from a single dollar to $50 to $5,000. The more you pledge toward a certain project, the more you can get in return. Most of the projects offer you a copy of the finished product or even a “special thanks” in the credits. Everyone likes seeing their name in the credits of a movie, right?
Click on over to the other side to learn about a movie you can help get made right now!