A Kickstarter project is a time-sensitive effort to raise money for a specific cause. Projects can be based on anything from new inventions to music albums, films or art projects.
The site was created in 2009 and has since funded more than 130,000 projects that have attracted around $2.5 billion in funding. The site itself takes 5 percent of all money raised by projects and 3 to 5 percent processing fee from the credit cards used to donate money.
Tens of thousands of people will fund your project if it’s truly intriguing, but you’ll want to focus on select groups of people: family, friends, fans, and acquaintances who believe in your mission.
But it’s wise to have a target number before you start — figure out how much you need based on the cost of your project and how many people you think will fund it.
Successful Kickstarter Film Projects
What Are kickstarter film projects?
Kickstarter is an online tool that helps people fund their dreams. You can use it to get funding for a creative project, including films, music, games and more.
Kickstarter is a website where filmmakers can post their projects and ask for money to fund their projects.
Donors can pledge any amount of money to your project, you will only receive the money if you reach or exceed your funding goal.
To encourage backers to donate more, there are rewards for each pledge level.
These rewards range from a simple thank you on the website, to tickets to the premiere, all the way up to being able to name a character in the film.
Tens of thousands of projects are launched on Kickstarter every month.
What Is A Kickstarter Project?
To run a successful Kickstarter campaign, make sure your video is compelling, your description is clear and you set attainable funding goals that you can meet within the time frame provided by the site — usually 30 days.
You’ll also want to create several different rewards for different donation levels so that every donor feels special and like they’re part of something bigger than just giving someone money.
Is there a secret to getting your idea funded on Kickstarter?
Well, the answer isn’t simple. It depends on your idea and how you present it. But there is something all successful projects have in common: they’re presented in a very appealing way.
Here are some tips for creating a convincing Kickstarter film project:
- Get Started With The Right Mindset
First of all, you need to believe in your idea. If you don’t think people will like it, then why should they back your film?
If no one believes in you or your idea, then why should they contribute money to make it happen?
Start by gathering feedback from friends and family. If they like the idea and want to see it come to life, then you can move forward with confidence.
- Know Your Audience
Who are you making this film for? Think about who will appreciate your work and be interested in what you have to say with your film.
Making An Ultra Successful Kickstarter Project
If you are like me, the first thing you think of when you hear the word Kickstarter is “video games.” I have backed a few video games on Kickstarter, and it’s not uncommon for $500 – $1,000 to be invested in some great-looking video games.
Toys and gadgets are other popular categories that get funded on Kickstarter. It seems like every day, there is a new innovative gadget that needs to be funded by the crowd.
Statistically, more than 80% of all Kickstarter campaigns fail to reach their funding goal. There are a lot of reasons for this, but it mostly boils down to poor planning. If you want your campaign to be successful and reach your funding goal, you need to take the time to plan it out completely. Here are some things I learned about running an Ultra Successful Kickstarter Project:
– Product Quality
A lot of people come up with great ideas for gadgets and toys, but they don’t stop to consider whether or not their products will work as expected when produced en masse. Make sure that your idea is feasible before you start asking for money from potential backers.
– Video Quality
The video you create for your project is crucial in determining whether or not it gets funded.
The Top 7 Kickstarter Films (And 3 Secrets To Crowdfunding Success)
There is a lot of information out there on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign, but what if you are planning on a crowdfunding project? What do you need to know?
Trying to figure out where to begin with a Kickstarter film because you’re not sure what will make an impact. Here are the top 7 Kickstarter films that have been successful and why they were successful.
Inocente: This film raised $52,488 and was created by Sean Porter and Marisie Rosato. This film was the winner of the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Audience Award. It’s about a homeless teen girl who loves to dance and uses her talents as a way to escape her unfortunate situation.
The film was highly praised for its beautiful cinematography and overall message. Elevator: This film raised $60,529. It was created by Yellowbelly Productions which is made up of Richard Middlemass, Alisa Khazanova, and David Willis.
This documentary follows two men who want to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for going the longest time living in an elevator and how it changes their lives. The film was also praised for its message of setting goals and how far people would go to reach them.
The Most Successful Kickstarter Projects Of All Time
Kickstarter is one of the most popular websites to find funding for creative projects. Tens of thousands of projects have been funded on Kickstarter, raising billions of dollars for everything from independent films to new video games.
Many people have used it as a platform to make their dreams come true. The most successful Kickstarter projects ever are not just big sums raised by-products that became highly successful in the end. There are plenty of overly ambitious ideas that flopped horribly.
There are also plenty of projects that did not raise impressive amounts but went on to become best-selling products. In many ways, a Kickstarter project can be riskier than starting a business in the real world.
There’s no guarantee you will meet your funding goal, and if you do, there’s no guarantee that your product will be as good as you think it will be when you start working on it. Here are some tips to help you run a successful Kickstarter campaign:
Understanding the risks and rewards of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter allow entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas directly to the public. It’s both exciting and scary at the same time because you’re relying on strangers for help raising money for your project or business idea.
The Babadook (2014)
THE BABADOOK (2014) is a horror movie that reminds me of a lot of the reviews I read when The Conjuring came out. The main difference is that THE BABADOOK has its scares in the first thirty minutes and then settles into being a psychological thriller.
This is an Australian indie film that was nominated for an Indie Spirit Award in 2015. Director Jennifer Kent (who also wrote the screenplay) won the best director at the 2014 Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia and best feature at Fantasporto 2014.
This is one of those movies that seems to be gaining momentum as it gains popularity, which is always nice to see. The story focuses on a single mother named Amelia (Essie Davis), who has brought up her son Samuel (Noah Wiseman) basically by herself after her husband died when Sam was very young.
As you might imagine, Amelia is a bit overprotective, which isn’t helped by some recent events in their home.
However, Sam’s behavior becomes much more concerning when he begins to tell her about someone named Mister Babadook, who will be coming to their house if they say his name five times in front of a mirror.
To make matters worse, Amelia starts seeing Mister Babadook everywhere.
Kung Fury (2015)
Kung Fury is 2015 80’s inspired action comedy written and directed by David Sandberg. The film was initially crowdfunded through Kickstarter, raising $630,000 in 30 days.
In Miami, a police officer named Kung Fury begins his fight against the most dangerous criminal of all time, Adolf Hitler. He travels back in time to Nazi Germany to kill Hitler with the power of his police baton. After killing Hitler, Kung Fury continues to travel through space and time to defeat other enemies like the dinosaurs and Kraken.
In his final battle, he travels back to World War II once more and kills Hitler once again in his bunker. Kung Fury is a 2015 American martial arts action comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg.
It stars Sandberg in the titular role as a police officer from Miami in 1985 who travels through space and time to kill his nemesis, Adolf Hitler. Here’s Electric Dreams’ first feature-length episode set in Berlin in the mid-80s. It’s a strange mix of Bladerunner-Esque cyberpunk and excess that looks like it might have been designed by Soviet propaganda artists at their weirdest on steroids with neon-drenched noir lighting.
Boy Howdy: The Story of CREEM Magazine (2019)
As a man of a certain age, I am very familiar with the title of this documentary, which I’ve used as an exclamation for as long as I can remember. It’s a strangely perfect expression of my feelings about the era that CREEM magazine covered and chronicled from its inception in 1969 through to its abrupt end in the early 80s.
CREEM was one of Rolling Stone’s chief competitors during what has been referred to as the “golden age of rock writing”. The publication covered the most important bands and trends in a way that felt like it was happening right there on your doorstep. If you were a fan of music, you could leave your house, walk around town and there would be somebody talking about it. That’s not true now.
A lot has changed in the media since then. Music journalism is largely online-based now, while mainstream news is struggling to keep up with current events thanks to social media. CREEM was developed by a businessman looking for a new way to sell concert tickets (and records) but became something much more important—a voice for young people who were desperate to make sense of their lives through rock music.
Anomalisa is about a man, Michael Stone, who is on a business trip in Cincinnati, Ohio, and comes across an anomaly — everyone he meets sounds the same. In a world where people are so similar in their personalities and behavior, he finds it difficult to connect with people, even those to whom he is close. He cannot have any intimate relationships because of this.
I found this film to be very interesting because it was very different from the average movie I have seen; however, this movie had many similarities to other films that I have seen. This film also had some scenes that made me think of other movies and television shows. For example, when Michael Stone was listening to music or watching TV and then there was a commercial break and the commercials were the same each time he turned on his TV or his music device.
This reminded me of The Simpsons because they always do the same thing with their opening sequence each time it is shown. Another scene that reminded me of another movie was when Michael Stone was looking at pictures on his phone of him with his wife and child and then he put his phone away; out came all these identical phones that looked like his phone but were in different colors.
White Reindeer (2013)
White Reindeer (2013) is a short animated film directed by John Lewis, who also serves as the voice of Santa. The story is about how Santa and his reindeer team were created.
It is narrated by Michael Cera as an adult Peter Brady. Told through a series of flashbacks, Santa details for the young girl (voiced by Mae Whitman) how he came to be. One day, while making toys in his workshop, he gets a visit from his future wife, Mrs. Claus (voiced by Rashida Jones).
The two go ice skating, where they bump into Cupid (voiced by Steve Coogan), who shoots Mrs. Claus with a love arrow and she falls in love with him. They begin dating and eventually get married. After their wedding, they move to the North Pole and start having children—the current incarnation of Santa’s reindeer team. As time passes on, Mrs. Claus gives birth to a boy named Chris; however, his father grows increasingly careless and begins neglecting his family in favor of making toys all year long.
After some time, Mrs. Claus decides to leave her husband after finding out that he has been spending more time with his toys than their son.
Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer (2018)
Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer is a 2018 American crime drama film that was directed by Nick Searcy, based on the 2013 trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted in May 2013 of the murders of three infants born alive during attempted abortions and of one count of involuntary manslaughter. The film stars Earl Billings as Gosnell, Dean Cain as Detective James Wood, and Sarah Jane Morris as Assistant District Attorney Alexis McGuire. The film premiered at the Heartland Film Festival on October 12, 2018, and was released theatrically on October 12, 2018, through GVN Releasing.