It's been just over a week since Gorilla set sail on this Kickstarter adventure, and we hit a spot of bad weather fairly early on, when we realised we had little to no idea what we were doing. Now we find ourselves in uncharted waters, because despite the odds, we've actually been successfully funded! That's right, thanks to the overwhelming support of the general public, Gorilla will be printing an extra thousand copies of the new issue, to be distributed around London and the UK for FREE.
A huge, huge, huge, huge thank you to everyone who donated! We are flabbergasted that people are actually willing to give money to support our journey, and we can't wait to start sending you the treasures we promised. However, there's still another week of the voyage to go, and many reasons to keep donating and spreading the word!
At the moment we distribute on hand and foot and it's extremely time consuming and costly. With more funds we could pay transport expenses for volunteers to distriubte Gorilla around London.
Gorilla strives to be totally free, but there are some things we have to charge for, such as postage costs, which is a bummer for Universities who want Gorilla in bulk. With your help, we could raise enough money to send boxes of the new issue to select Universities, without having to charge for postage!
Gorilla Film Magazine is reliant on funding from outside sources. This new issue has been partly funded by Cannes in a Van, as well as by our wonderful Kickstarter donators. We take each new magazine as it comes, but if we manage to raise a decent amount more than our initial goal, we can seriously think about the future. And not just printing costs, we could even start thinking about throwing a little money at the many, many Gorilla contributors who currently work for free.
We have about a week to go before the Kickstarter comes to an end, keep spreading the word to your friends, your family and the Internet. With your help Gorilla won't just survive... we'll LIVE.