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Projects in the News

Every week, we round up some of the stories about projects that made it into the press. We're happy to see them out there in the real world, and excited to share their progress with you! Read on.


This week Mike Scott of The Times-Picayune spoke with the New Orleans Film Society about their recently launched "Movies to Geaux" project. Film Society executive director Jolene Pinder said: "We want to bring together audiences for exciting free and low-cost film events in neighborhoods around the city. We see the potential to show a wide range of films as part of Movies to Geaux: classics, cult films, Louisiana favorites and more."

Creators of the Bang Bang Pie Shop project.
Creators of the Bang Bang Pie Shop project.

Carol Hilker of A.V. Club Chicago featured the creators of the Bang Bang Pie Shop project and asked what they had in store beyond delectable pies: "Pie is our main focus, but we have an incredible biscuit recipe and great coffee. We figure that not everyone will want pie for breakfast, so we should have an option that is just as good, and that’s our biscuits made with house-churned butter and jams. We will still be roasting our own coffee, and also partnering with another great coffee company called Counter Culture to offer variety."

Brian Frank of Los Angeles' KCET produced a story featuring several great Kickstarter projects, from LowLine and Swoon's Musical Architecture to Finding Vivian Maier, Reverence and Gremolata & Cancellaresca Milanese: "Kickstarter targets creative people – artists, musicians, inventors and so forth... it’s a way for individuals or groups to raise money for specific projects. That means deadlines and deliverables. It means musicians create an album; inventors build a product; filmmakers release a DVD. And backers get updates along the way, in some cases being invited to participate in the creative process, and in every case being offered some incentive to contribute – a printed T-shirt, a backstage pass, the product itself."

Illustration of the late Ozarks artist, James Edward Deeds.
Illustration of the late Ozarks artist, James Edward Deeds.

Juliana Goodwin of Springfield, Missouri's News-Leader previewed a soon-to-launch documentary project that will tell the tale of James Edwards Deeds, "a deceased artist from the Ozarks whose identity was shrouded in mystery for years after his drawings were found." The filmmakers say "The story will not only look at Deeds but use the artist to explore how people with mental illness were treated, including a big shift in the twentieth century from humane treatment to electroshock therapy."

Steve Ramos of FastCoCreate interviewed the directors of "Indie Game: The Movie," and said they "represent the new, Kickstarted generation of indie filmmakers," noting: "Unpacked from their Cinderella trip to Sundance and back in Winnipeg celebrating their first new hire to help manage their social networks, James and Lisanne, prepare for their next trip, a 15-city North American tour of Indie Game: The Movie screenings and gaming events beginning March 2nd in Santa Cruz, California, and sponsored by Adobe before eventually heading out for a year-long screening tour around the world."

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      Creator Patty coil on March 7, 2012

      hello, I heard about this on the morning news today and was wondering if this sight could be used to raise funds for my charity? With today's economy its been very difficult to get sponsors.

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      Creator D.A. Sebasstian on March 7, 2012

      Patty- it has to be arts or similar project...

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      Creator Valeriebernard1 on March 8, 2012

      I just signed up. Great website. I sent out emails asking for help with my film. Thank you. .

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      Creator Karmen Sabogal on March 8, 2012

      Hello. I just signed up. I have no idea about this wonderful Website. I am a smart human being. I handmade products that always come to my imagination. I wonder how can market them since are amazed according to my business professor. I want to starup a business using my intelligency. So far I have a collection of my original and unique ideas that I have been sketching and handmade by myself. Any information it meas gold for me. Thank you

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      Creator Karmen Sabogal on March 8, 2012

      Hello everyone. How can I get help with my inventions?

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      Creator UnPlanned Events on March 10, 2012

      It is really very exciting to hear of so many Kickstarter projects making headlines these days. That is wonderful publicity for this community which stands to truly benefit some talented people as it receives more exposure. Keep an eye out for our project "The American Festival Culture" in the next year or two as well, we believe we have a very good chance of making some more headlines for Kickstarter.
      The best way to find help on Kickstarter form our experience is to be active on within the community. Make sure people know who you are, what you are trying to accomplish, & that you are interested in them & their works as well. Nobody likes having someone bother them about funding their project if that person isn't willing to do the same for projects they like. It is a give and take community here on Kickstarter, & like any community, the more noise you make, the more people will take notice.
      Patty coli - I bet you could raise money for your charity, by generating a creative project designed to raie money for the charity. Then the project on Kickstarter would still be a film, or piece of art of some sort so you could fulfill their requirements, but you could still help fund your charity.
      LONG LIVE KICKSTARTER!

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      Creator Solidus on March 14, 2012

      this is a great this is how we should use social media and create progress and lasting changes.

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      Creator Remas Haytham on February 7

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