View Full Version : I'd pay to see that!

July 11th, 2013, 6:09 AM
With more and more people getting into donating money to fund projects I thought it would be a great thread to have to talk about our favorite crowd sourcing endevours. Veronica Mars is seeing new light on the big screen thanks to crowd funding. Zac Braff is crowd funding hell Mick Foley got a movie about Santa crowd sourced. I think its are great way for people to make creative movies without needing to submit to the big studios. Have you seen anything that you would donate to? Maybe we can have people promote projects that they would like to see made. I'll go first.


Adam Carolla is making his second movie called "Road Hard" they are looking to raise a million bucks fund the movie and are offering a lot of incentives for people wanting to help out. He went on jimmy kimmel live to announce the campaign and if you click the link it has a little video with Bryan Cranston. Funny Stuff.

July 11th, 2013, 7:37 AM
Stocky :wave:

The Rogerer
July 11th, 2013, 7:51 AM

July 11th, 2013, 8:02 AM
Yeah, a lot of people in the industry seem to be complaining about this whole kickstart movement, other than taking some of the power out of the hands of these huge production companies I dont really see the problem personally.

July 12th, 2013, 5:53 AM
Hello Simon and Rog.

I don't see why they would be complaining it means we can get more movies with heart they studios and still make the big block buster movies and we will still see them. I see this crowd funding as the next step progression of the "Lets all go to subway and order subs on a monday to prove we love chuck!" campaigns and at the end of the day people will get a sense of satisfaction on helping making something be created.

Side question: How long until the first lawsuit from someone who donated money hating the end result and suing the creators?

The Rogerer
July 12th, 2013, 6:13 AM
There's already plenty of cases on Kickstarter of products, etc that aren't working out, but the process will probably survive it. I think it's a positive thing, but I think has a lot of inherent problems. It asks the public to take the financial risk, and yet people blow their top when the risk doesn't pay off, ultimately each individual has taken a tiny risk. Outside of that, it doesn't solve all the problems - the double fine kickstarter for a new adventure game asked for $400K, got $3M and then they decided to remake it into a new project in response to that, throwing in an extra $3M of their own money. I funded a small project because it was small, and then it grew into something massive. The reason for funding it through a kickstarter was to prevent this sort of pressure of creep and bigger projects from publishers, and now it's back to the same old problem.

I think it's the future, and people think that the rich should dig into their own pockets and fund these things, but it's just because they're being exposed to the costs in a way they haven't before. I think people will start to get more educated and realistic about the expense of art, and it's not a bad thing, along with the opportunities for projects that wouldn't be viable otherwise.

Jimmy Zero
July 12th, 2013, 10:43 AM
Yeah, a lot of people in the industry seem to be complaining about this whole kickstart movement, other than taking some of the power out of the hands of these huge production companies I dont really see the problem personally.

I don't see the problem, either.

A lot of people took a big shit all over Zach Braff because of his Kickstarter, and I didn't understand it. What's it to other people is a fan of Scrubs, or Zach Braff, wants to give him some money towards his project? It's just petty and reeks of complaining for the sake of it.

I think the whole Kickstarter thing is great.

July 12th, 2013, 10:47 AM
Well because the big media conglomerates, which own the production companies, also own most of the major news and entertainment websites and newspapers are worried about it taking money and responsibility out of the hands of themselves.

Its like they seem the move from the studio system to the auteurs all over again and are shitting themselves until they figure a way to make money from it.

July 14th, 2013, 9:24 AM
People are taking small risks in funding but in most crowd sourcing cases they get something for what ever amount they donate right like a copy of the dvd or a movie poster etc. Not knowing all ofthe campaigns out has one promised a return of their investment from the profits of the movie? How is this process different from lets say kevin smith getting 4 million from big investors to make red state? Just on a smaller scale? I've heard stories of Kevin Smith wanted to crowd source clerks 2 or something before crowd sourcing existed but backed off after people slammedhim for begging.