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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, December 8 2012 7:59 AM UTC +00:00

The Root Kit - Reboot

Posted by Jonathan Schiefer (Creator)

Dear Awesome,

I know I said I would never do another crowdfunding campaign. I also said I would never send another update. However, I’ve recently begun to say I don’t trust people who don’t occasionally change their minds. Others/time/the-burning-desire-to-create have convinced me to recant. Yep. I’m doing another crowdfunding campaign. It’s for THE ROOT KIT, which has been rewritten/improved/rebranded as ALGORITHM.

I’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a movie I’m making called ALGORITHM. It’s a techno-thriller about computer hackers. The story is about a hacker-for-hire who discovers that the government is monitoring everything everyone does. He fights back.

The reason I’m using Indiegogo instead of Kickstarter is because I’m pre-selling DVD/Blu-ray combo packs, which is expressly forbidden on Kickstarter.

ALGORITHM still isn’t the kind of movie a studio would make. They have lots of rules in place to help them reach the biggest possible audience. ALGORITHM doesn’t do that. It’s too specific, too niche. The best part about it is that while it’s about hackers, anyone can watch it and understand it.

It’s also too controversial for the major movie studios. It’s about a very real, present, government conspiracy. Prior to Edward Snowden blowing the whistle on the NSA, most people would have labelled ALGORITHM a conspiracy theorist movie. Now, it’s only too real. ALGORITHM asks questions like: How far should the government be allowed to go to protect us? Is there a point where civil disobedience becomes necessary? How far are we willing to go for what we believe? Does privacy even matter? If so, why?

If this idea interests you, if you believe in what I’m trying to do, if you want to take part in something that can really make a difference, go to and buy a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack.

ALGORITHM is an ambitious project. It’s way beyond the normal scope of an independent movie. If you want to help even more, please tell your friends, even the people you don’t really like, about ALGORITHM. I can’t do this alone.

I know my time is valuable. I know your time is valuable too. Thank you for spending the time to read this. Thank you.

This is absolutely (probably ;) the final update via Kickstarter I will ever make.


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    1. Jonathan Schiefer 2-time creator on

      E Bordeaux,

      Paypal's not my favorite, but right now, that's the only way we can accept funds. When we complete the movie, I want to make it available, globally, via Amazon. But, for now, we're stuck with Paypal.

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      E Bordeaux

      Indiegogo only allows PayPal payments? I didn't see a way I could contribute/back other than that.