Wow! We did it-- EARLY!
Thank you all so much for being a part of this work of magic and helping us reach our minimum goal with days to go!
Now it's time for STRETCH GOALS!
Our original goal was going to be 10,000 again, but since kickstarter is an all or nothing deal, we cut it back so we could be sure we'd get *something*. The 8500 is awesome, but after taxes and fees and the cost of fulfilling the kickstarter rewards we'll still be a little short of what we need. Basically, if we can get past 10K, then we will end up with at least that 8500.
No one is going to end up profiting from this film at any point, but the more funds we raise now, the more resources we will have access to, the more time we can take during the production process making sure we get everything right without having to rush too much, and the higher the production value will go.
Each day of shooting is pricey with gear rental and insurance among other things- so as always, time is money and more money will give us more time.
Now that we've reached our minimum goal we should be able to avoid having to CUT any key scenes, but more funds will give us the opportunity to start *enhancing* those elements and building on what we have rather than scaling it back.
So KEEP PUSHING RainMakers!
The rewards are still awesome, and we can always use more help.
New goal: $12,000!
You managed to make it RAIN, now BRING THE STORM!!!!and as always...
Most of you know by now what this is all about.
"RAIN" is a short film I wrote inspired by my favorite and most undersung super-mutant...
[If you're not already, you can follow along with updates & info here:
With just over 200 backers right before the holidays, we were able to raise a cool 10 grand to get this ambitious little-engine-that-could off the ground.
As a complete rookie to this experience, however, there were a few things I totally spaced on-- like the cost of Kickstarter itself, for one thing. After taxes and fees and the handful of pledges that didn't go through, our initial $10,000 ended up being more like $8900.
That is a teeny tiny micro-budget for a sci-fi short with VFX and high production value.
I have lucked into an awesome group of pros who are willing to do as much as they can basically pro bono just because they believe in the story and know how awesome it's going to turn out. Still, there are big expenses on a production like this... bigger ones than I knew anything about.
So here I am again, asking for a little more help.
It will open up a lot more opportunities for us to finish this project as beautifully as we hope to if we could double down with at least another 10K or so.
Production has already begun and will continue, but a little more support can get us even higher off the ground than we already are, and it will keep us from having to cut the story down.
*With a bit more funding, we won't have to cut corners on things like costuming or vehicle rental... or other little details necessary to tell the story the way it deserves to be told and the way you deserve to see it.
*With a bit more funding I can cover the cost of the rewards from the FIRST Kickstarter without having to drain the already tiny budget we have so far (or go flat broke myself trying to do it on my own).
*More funding will give the crew some breathing room and elevate the production value even further.
Basically, the more we raise the less the story and important storytelling devices have to get trimmed and clipped away.
A lot of you have given such generous support already-- too much in some cases-- but I've been hearing from lots of new Storm-watchers who are as eager to see this project come to life as I am. This is for the newcomers.
(*If you do want to pledge again, keep in mind that the photo rewards such as 8x10's and posters will be all new this time around.)
Here's your chance to help MAKE IT RAIN.
Are you in?
You've got all my gratitude just for being part of this thrilling ride.
Love & Lightning~
Risks and challenges
"My apologies for being late..."
Now that I have a better idea of what to expect, I will be able to set aside the funds for sending out Kickstarter rewards to YOU, before figuring out how much funding is left to inject into the film's budget.
Expenses I wasn't wise enough to anticipate include things like the surprisingly high cost of lighting, or even just the insurance for a cast that happens to be doing dangerous stunts.
Lack of funding has been slowing things down a bit, but I'm prepared to wait as long as it takes to get this all exactly right.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (28 days)