Aside from refreshing the page for Pebble, this week in Kickstarter we checked in with some old favorites, including Amira Al Sharif, who sent along some amazing photos from her 2010 project Unveiling Misconceptions. 2010 wasn't all that long ago, but thousands of projects later, it sure feels like it.
While we're still venturing through the cosmos, how could we not mention Dark Sky, the short-term weather prediction app, is now available in the App Store. If you can never tell what you are supposed to wear on a given day, or hour, for that matter, or you are the type of person who often uselessly carries an umbrella just in case they need it, you might want to head on over to the App Store and download a copy of Dark Sky. Who knows, it could keep you dry this weekend!
Please join us in congratulating these filmmakers on their accomplishments, and if you're in town, RUN DON'T WALK to catch these films!
Some great currently funding ones to check out:
Steve Maing's High Tech, Low Life — As the Chinese government expands its efforts to police the internet and block websites in the country, the rising tide of censorship has aroused a wave of citizen bloggers including young Zola and veteran Tiger Temple. As these rebel journalists grow, urgent truth spreads.
Alex Karpovsky's Rubberneck — Indie auteur/actor Alex Karpovsky (Sleepwalk With Me, Girls) directs and stars in this "slow-burn psychosexual" character-driven story of desire, infatuation, and repression. Months after a one night stand with his coworker, Boston scientist Paul still finds himself consumed with Danielle — and not in a healthy way. A thriller lurks here!
Jenny Deller's Future Weather — A portrait of a Midwestern teen who, after being abandoned by her mom, takes refuge from an unstable home life in science and nature. Intimately sweet and poignant, this is the story of three generations of women as they navigate responsibility and survival.
Raised: $345,992 Goal: $125,000 Most funded for: 34 days Reign: 10/21/2010 — 11/25/2010
Blue Like Jazz was launched by two fans after the film's financiers unexpectedly pulled out of the production. Four weeks later the project had tripled its goal, and the film opened nationwide in more than 100 theaters last Friday.
Raised: $942,578 Goal: $15,000 Most funded for: 441 days Reign: 11/25/2010 — 2/8/2012
The TikTok came out of nowhere to change what everyone thought was possible on Kickstarter, including us. It raised just shy of $1 million on a $15,000 goal, and was the most-funded project on Kickstarter for well over a year.
The Elevation Dock was the first Kickstarter project to exceed $1 million in pledges and the first to topple the TikTok. However its reign was extremely short-lived. Only six hours later, the next project in our list topped it.
Raised: $3,336,371 Goal: $400,000 Most funded for: 65 days Reign: 2/8/2012 — 4/17/2012
Double Fine raised its first $1 million in less than a day and went on to raise more than three times that. Its big funding total felt destined for a TikTok-type reign. And then along came the Pebble...
Meet Pebble, the new #1. How long will it hold the top spot? Where will its funding end? With 30 days to go and funding already over $4 million, it's hard to say. Make your guess at the Pebble's final tally in the comments below.