We launch our Kickstarter campaign
It does indeed seem that the possibility of making the film is getting closer. I said to Barry, the producer of God Help The Girl, that I needed to make the film in summer 2012. It would just be too long to leave the guys in B&S, twiddling their thumbs, if I didn’t make it then.
He responded admirably, and with the rest of the production team, they swung into action on a funding drive. You can chart our progress on the budget page. We’ve had people coming in to help us already, investing in the project, so we’ve had a nice start, but the plan was always to appeal to ‘ordinary’ people too, and that’s what we’re doing with Kickstarter.
Kickstarter is an online company that helps get your project funded. It’s a place where anyone can go and contribute whatever he and her wants to a project of their choice. In return, there are ‘rewards’ and ‘prizes’ up for grabs. It ranges from just a thankyou postcard (not much of a ‘prize’ I’ll admit, but we are genuinely thankful!) for a $5 stake, to a chance to for a walk on part in the film and perhaps a line or so…
and a load of stuff in between…
I’m particularly looking forward to taking interested parties round on a bus trip to show off some of the locations, stopping for a spot of light lunch of course.
The details are all up here
And there’s a fly on the wall recording of a phone call below, illustrating how Barry and I hash out all the finer details of such a campaign!
Well, wish us luck, and I fervently hope that I may meet some of you at one of the special previews that we will endeavor to put on. By that time, hopefully, the worst of it will be over, and we’ll all be in the mood for a bit of a party…