Happy Anniversary, Kickstarter!
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The Kickstarter Film Festival has begun accepting submission for its annual celebration-slash-showcase of successfully executed projects from across the Kickstarter community.
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What do you think about the trailer for Zach Braff’s crowdfunded project, Wish I Was Here?
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Veronica Mars, scheduled for release on March 14, may forever change the movie industry, providing producers a new model for how to fund and distribute their films.
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Apparently, the hot new thing is to stick your iPad to the kitchen wall and then immediately start chopping red peppers.
Hear about the inception of MagBak and the awesome Kickstarter campaign that raised over 4 times (450% of) their goal from MagBak engineer, Alex Baca, at Digital Hollywood Content Summit’s Crowdfunding Summit.
Six Teens. Three Continents. A World Cup to Save Lives.
This is a REMARKABLE Kickstarter project from former Digital Hollywood Content Summit speaker (and Sundance award-winner), Shilpi Gupta.
CHANGING THE GAME - The Soccer Documentary
Three sets of teens from three corners of the globe – AIDS-ravaged South Africa, war-torn Israel and Palestine, and inner-city Philadelphia – share one thing in common: the fight to survive. Separated by language, culture, and thousands of miles, they are also bound by the universal drive to win.
From Sundance award-winning director Shilpi Gupta and the producer behind the Academy Award-winning HOTEL RWANDA, CHANGING THE GAME follows these teens as they journey from poor and violent communities to compete at the first-ever street soccer competition run by the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Combining vérité footage, personal video journals, and a cutting-edge musical score featuring local hip hop artists, the film captures a riveting story of journey and competition, showing the power of soccer to help teens redefine who they are and challenge the world that they live in.
There is ONLY 5 DAYS LEFT in their Kickstarter campaign so check it out now!
Ultimately, funding a for-profit venture as a charity is weird and is a niche that has opened up thanks to a generation of useful idiots in the YAY! ERA who live to mindlessly cheer on their team - so long as their team comes in some sort of token indie garb, be they politicians or late night tv stars.
In the wake of the Veronica Mars Movie campaign, Zach Braff’s Wish You Were Here Kickstarter campaign met its goal.
What do you think this means for the industry? Do you agree with Richard Rushfield’s take? Too harsh?
Wow! Congrats to all at The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!
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