No, we have no plans for a yacht at this time. Maybe as a stretch goal. But seriously, some indie films are made for very little and some aren't. We want to do this documentary the correct way. And that involves hiring a professional crew, including a professional editor, sound designer, etc. They are coming in at reduced rates for us as a favor, but if you want pros, you have to pay for them. And you need to the right equipment. it's nice to think of the filmmaker on the run doing everything himself for free, but that simply would not work for the documentary story we want to tell.
Also, this documentary will be heavy on travel. A lot of comedians and podcasters are in Los Angeles and New York, but that's not where YOU, THE FAN, are. We want to come and talk to YOU. (Not ALL of you, obviously) And that means travel expenses.
Making a professional movie does cost some money. We reduced the budget as much as we could to meet our goal and still make an amazing documentary. And truth be told, we want to do this the right way, for us and for you.