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Who's responsible when a project stalls? Who looks out for you as a backer? This award winning filmmaker is on a mission to find out.
Who's responsible when a project stalls? Who looks out for you as a backer? This award winning filmmaker is on a mission to find out.
131 backers pledged AU$ 25,830 to help bring this project to life.

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The bare-all documentary on crowd funding.

Hi, I'm an impassioned filmmaker who gets inspired daily by the multitude of incredible ideas launched on crowd funding sites. To be honest I probably like it a little too much and across the various platforms, I've backed over 120 projects and still counting.

But... what happens when the dream project you've pledged your money to stalls and fails to deliver a satisfactory outcome? When the delivery timeline is stretched beyond reasonable terms? When your messages and emails to the creator simply go ignored? You're left minus your hard-earned cash, minus your reward and minus any rights to chase either.

I need YOU!

I've lost $6,584 on a project that's almost 12 months beyond it's delivery timeframe, but I know I'm certainly not the only one! What are YOUR experiences... have you got a story we should investigate and find answers for? I'm forming a film crew passionate for the truth. This is our mission, and KICKSTALLER the Documentary will lift the lid on where we stand as backers. Your support is vital both in a social capacity (please share this project) and financially, to help us cover sizeable out-of-pocket expenses for:

  • A dedicated producer to research where stalled project creators are hiding - let's find them!
  • Travel costs for our crew to go and track down the executives and charlatans and answer the tough questions they've been ignoring through faceless contact forms, wall posts and un-replied email trails.
  • A whiz-bang editor to join our team and give our long-form documentary the objective post production magic that film festivals will be hungry for!
  • Entry fee costs for submitting to as many film festivals as we can afford

The impact of your support

By supporting KICKSTALLER, you'll be helping contribute to:

  • An open, frank discussion to better protect backers, not just project creators
  • Have your most burning questions answered, by the people who matter
  • Gain confidence and knowledge for any future crowd funding pledges you make
  • Help us distribute this topical story with festivals around the globe

What if Kickstaller... stalls?

Irony right? But certainly a fair question as that's what this whole documentary is about! You can have confidence in this project because making films is what's been my passion and my success since 2008, and my team and I are used to making stories on an absolute shoestring! Here's some of our accolades:

  • Winner Sundance London 2013
  • Best Mobile Film Tropfest Australia 2012
  • Youth Jury Award Aspen Shortsfest 2011
  • Runner Up Tropfest Australia 2011
  • IF Award 2009 Best Film Tropfest NY 2008 

Other Ways You Can Help

Spreading word of this campaign will help us SO much. Even if you can't contribute a pledge, simply sharing this story on your social media channels will mean the world to us. Thanks for checking out KICKSTALLER!

Risks and challenges

This film will absolutely be made, but like anything there may be unforeseen elements which impact filming and editing schedules. Part of this project is about gathering intel from our backers - about stories that have affected them personally. Should we come across an important contributor late in the story process, this is potentially the only element which may contribute to any delay.

We will keep everyone informed every step of the way in any case - after all that's what this entire documentary is all about!

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    Pledge AU$ 4 or more About $3

    Coffee sacrificer!

    You believe in the film and want to contribute in some way? Well - how about sacrificing a takeaway coffee today and donating the cost to helping this important documentary get made!

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    Pledge AU$ 10 or more About $7

    Little Kicker!

    Every contribution counts. We'll publicly thank you with a social media shout-out and you'll rest easy in the knowledge that you're actively helping this documentary get made... you're a do-er!

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    Pledge AU$ 25 or more About $18

    Cash Starter!

    Your $25 pledge will be rewarded with a little extra love, including:

    • A social media shout-out
    • Limited Edition 'KICKSTALLER' sticker set
    • Digital download of the documentary (for personal viewing)

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    Pledge AU$ 50 or more About $35

    Plegend!

    You really believe in this story, and we believe in you! You'll receive all the 'CASH STARTER' benefits plus:

    • Digital download of my '25 Steps to Mastering Video on iPhone' 60min seminar
    • PLUS your name will feature in the closing credits as a special 'THANK YOU'

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    Pledge AU$ 100 or more About $70

    Big Backer!

    Hear that? (It was us jumping up & down with a little cheer for you!) As our 'BIG BACKER' you'll receive all the benefits of the 'PLEGEND' backer level PLUS:

    • Your name (or company brand) featuring in the closing credits of KICKSTALLER as an 'Associate Producer', large and prominent.

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    Pledge AU$ 275 or more About $193

    Flasher!

    You'll receive all the 'BIG BACKER' perks PLUS:

    • Your very own Flash Drive filled with a medley of our award-winning short films, 'Kickstaller' behind-the-scenes footage and a surprise video message recorded just for you!

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    Pledge AU$ 350 or more About $245

    VIP Filmmaker Coaching!

    This EXCLUSIVE pledge is value-packed for anyone keen to use or gift me as an Award-Winning Filmmaker and/or Creative Mentor/Coach. For this support level you'll receive:

    • Your name as an 'ASSOCIATE PRODUCER' in the documentary's closing credits
    • 1 hour EXCLUSIVE one-on-one storytelling coaching with Sundance London & Tropfest NY winning filmmaker Jason van Genderen (my regular 1hr coaching package costs $400/hr)
    • PLUS a limited edition USB with your choice of 4 x of Jason's renowned Pocket Filmmaking Training Videos, more than 3 hours of additional 'ah-ha!' moments to further inspire you

    This pledge can be gifted for a friend, colleague or family member for Christmas - just let us know and we'll send a beautifully boxed voucher and personalised message from Jason to the recipient.

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    Pledge AU$ 500 or more About $350

    Co Producer!

    What can we say - you're on our team! As CO PRODUCER you'll receive the 'PLEGEND' benefits PLUS:

    • An opportunity to have a live 20min Skype Q&A with us about the film, life in general, crowdfunding etc
    • Your name (or company brand) featured prominently in the OPENING CREDITS of the KICKSTALLER documentary as 'CO PRODUCER'... at the pointy end of the movie!
    • VIP Premier Screening tickets x 2 with a special acknowledgement from stage (travel not included)

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    Pledge AU$ 950 or more About $666

    Brand Storyteller

    Hooray to you (and us!) You'll not only help this documentary get made but we'll be helping you with your storytelling potential as a business too. You’ll receive the following benefits:

    • Your brand/logo featured in our OPENING CREDITS as a ‘CO PRODUCER’
    • VIP Premier Screening tickets x 2 with a special on-stage acknowledgement
    • 2 x hours exclusive one-on-one Storytelling Coaching with Jason for your business
    • An in-depth written report (by Jason) for your business identifying the strongest storytelling ideas for your brand
    • 4 x monthly follow-up calls to monitor the storytelling progress of your brand and coach your progress

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    Pledge AU$ 2,500 or more About $1,752

    Executive Producer!

    Our premium pledge level and one that deserves special acknowledgement and fulfilment, including everything in the 'PLEGEND' tier PLUS:

    • An opportunity to have an extended live Skype consultation with all our production team about the film ongoing
    • Your name featured prominently in the OPENING CREDITS of the KICKSTALLER documentary as an 'EXECUTIVE PRODUCER'.
    • VIP Premier Screening tickets x 4 with a special acknowledgement from stage (travel not included)
    • Your personal digital download of the KICKSTALLER documentary PLUS a license to screen to your own audience of up to 50 guests, including templates for a digital invite and 50 printed postcard invitations
    • AND a private 2 hour consultation via Skype to assist either (A) your business with defining it's own storytelling potential or (B) one-on-one pocket filmmaking coaching to teach you how to film spectacular content with your smartphone! (This pledge component can be gifted to a friend, colleague or family member as well).

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    Pledge AU$ 4,750 or more About $3,330

    **Executive Brand Ambassador**

    Our Executive support package offering that’s primed full of big value offerings for any business. This ultimate pledge is strictly limited to 2 packages only and includes:

    • Your brand/logo featured PROMINENTLY in our OPENING CREDITS as an ‘EXECUTIVE PRODUCER’
    • VIP Premier Screening tickets x 6 with a special on-stage acknowledgement (travel not included)
    • up to 2 hours pre-production Skype calls with Jason to strategise your video production needs
    • 1 full day of one-on-one filmmaking with Jason about you or your brand
    • 1 x full day Editing and Post production of a film story for you or your brand
    • Personal updates on the progress of KICKSTALLER's production

    Think of the uses – shoot a new TV commercial, some videos for social media content, a cracking profile video for your website, or get Jason to personally crew with you on your own film idea! (Only offered in Australia and includes domestic air travel if needed.)

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Funding period

- (30 days)