Kickstarted: Documentary Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Kickstarted is the first documentary feature about the crowdfunding revolution that tells the inspiring and dramatic stories of the artists, makers and entrepreneurs who are harnessing the crowd to achieve the impossible.

Jason Cooper and Jay Armitage have launched a Kickstarter campaign for their documentary about Kickstarter in what may be the most meta crowdfunding campaign in history.

In all seriousness, this is one I’ve been looking forward to ever since I saw clips of their interview with Zach Braff a while back. If you haven’t watched that yet I highly recommend it. It is fascinating to look at crowdfunding from Braff’s perspective.

The documentary takes an honest look at the process of crowdfunding through the eyes of project creators. They’ve hit on some pretty notable ones, too, including Amanda Palmer and the aforementioned Zach Braff.

The reason for crowdfunding’s popularity is simple. It is freeing people to attempt bold ideas independently, while the ‘crowd’ holds the ultimate power in deciding what gets created and what doesn’t. With crowdfunding, there are no middlemen. Kickstartedwill be the first film to look at how these dynamic changes will impact the future of creativity and innovation, but also how it translates to the personal successes and heartbreaks of the pioneering creators who are embracing this new model.

The movie has already been in production for over a year, and now the team is seeking funding to help with final expenses in an effort to see the film through to release. They’re hoping to entice backers with rewards ranging from a digital copy of the film and access to the production blog all the way up to a $10,000 executive producer credit.

If I had to guess, look for this one to be successful in the future and gain a lot of press between now and then.


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