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A documentary on The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain's first coast-to-coast US tour.
303 backers pledged £30,700 to help bring this project to life.

18% and Seconds of Fame

Posted by Robert Stern (Creator)

Profound thanks to all of your for getting this campaign off to such an exciting start.

To have already got 18% of the way there in the first 3 days is a great encouragement.   All the reward levels from £10 through to £100 have been popular, which is great news. We aimed to offer good value at every level and this suggests we've got the basic rewards and pricing just about right.

I'd like to get you thinking about the higher value rewards too, particularly the Seconds of Fame offers at £250/£500/£1,000. On our last campaign, The Ukes Down Under, it took backers a little while to embrace them, but it ended up being a really fun part of the campaign (as well as raising a good chunk of the funding).

To give you an idea of how it works, here's the Seconds of Fame Extra, exactly as it appears on The Ukes Down Under DVD.

Can you do better?

If you like, we can post some top tips to making the best quality videos over the next few days. Let us know what you think!

Thanks, Robert & the Litmus team.

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    1. Robert Stern 2-time creator on

      Hi Terence, apologies for any confusion. On The Ukes Down Under it was titled 'Fan Videos', not 'Seconds of Fame' (its the last track on the Extras disc). I've also just uploaded it to this site under the 'Updates' tab. Fancy having a go yourself, and appearing for posterity on The Ukes In America? Robert.

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      Terence Dowd on

      I have the Down Under DVD and cannot locate the "Seconds of Fame Extras"..!! Boo Hoo..!!
      The Uke Orchestra of GB are brilliant - have seen them live twice now.
      Keep spreading the word..!!

    3. Robert Stern 2-time creator on

      Hi Lauraileen, thanks for your feedback - just what we were looking for.

      T-shirts, posters, baseball caps etc. are commonly offered as crowdfunding rewards, but if your business is making documentaries such rewards can be very expensive to source, post and manage.

      That's why we decided to only offer things we know about (DVDs, downloads, credits, appearances in the Extras) as rewards, but if you're telling us that's what you'd want, we should definitely listen and cost them up.

      When we delivered The Ukes Down Under last year, we included a little button badge saying 'I helped crowdfund The Ukes Down Under', which was not something we had promised but was done as an extra thankyou.

      Maybe we should promise this in advance this time - would you like that?

      Cheers, Robert.

    4. Lauraileen O'Connor on

      Was excited to see this! Saw them in MD and they even jammed a little with my uke group. One of the band members signed my uke! Was looking for a level that includes a t-shirt with the neat film project logo!