Only 43% of all Kickstarters succeed. To add to that only about 40% of film projects get their funding. According to an article from The New York Times, the most Film is the largest category on Kickstarter. So with that I am pleased to announce that my Kickstarter was successfully funded! And through its 20 day run, I learned a lot about the behind the scenes process of running a grassroots Kickstarter.
The first, and maybe the saddest one, is that all of our media face time didn't seem to immediately help , but it did raise a hype level, which that did help. Our team was in an article in Jonesboro Occasions, a guest on talk morning radio through East Arkansas Broadcasters, so like KISS fm. We were even on Mid-day on KAIT. Though we never really saw direct money raised, the fact that we were able to use these outlets a news items on our social media feeds, made word of mouth move much faster. Which I believe with our small Kickstarter, was what helped us the most.
Another really good tool was a service called Green Inbox. This service sinks with your Facebook to message your friends about your Kickstarter. Sometimes your friends will not see your posts asking to donate, this makes sure that they at least see it one time.
With funding in hand, I am making a movie! I will update this blog with the process of it all and hopefully at the end of all this, have a really cool movie to share!