Kickstarter: Faith in Rainbows
Time to plug our own upcoming Kickstarter project. Faith in Rainbows. Yeah, we’re shameless like that.
We’ve been working on this bad boy for about five months now and we’re still not quite ready to launch, but that day is fast approaching. We’re all looking forward to working on such a huge project again. Especially on one that wasn’t a complete rush job like Deathwatch was. Don’t get me wrong, Deathwatch isn’t bad for what it is, but we could have done so much better if we’d had more than nine weeks to write a script, find actors and locations, shoot, then turn in a finished film for a grade. Not to mention the complete lack of a budget. It would be nice if I didn’t have to finance this new project out of pocket, because frankly I just don’t have the money to pay for an entire film this big.
This will be the biggest most expensive project we have ever done by a whole order of magnitude. When I first calculated the bare minimum cost to make this project happen I nearly gave up entirely. I knew it was going to be expensive, especially with so much travel involved, but this was quite a bit higher than the number I’d imagined in my head before hand. I had to discuss it with several close friends and they convinced me not to walk away. To them, this is something that needs to happen, something I need to do. The next task was figuring out how the hell we’d come up with all that money.
Since out of pocket is out of the question this left two options, the traditional route trying to find investors, and crowd funding. It’s no secret I like Kickstarter. If you read regularly you know I back something nearly every week and while I think I could eventually raise the funds I need for the film by trying to find investors, I decided to give Kickstarter a shot first so that, once the film is done, I can promote it without having to worry about coming up with the money to pay those investors back. Not only that, but if the whole Kickstarter thing doesn’t work out I can always go the investor route afterward.
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