Kickstarting!

Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, for those not in the know, are two very popular ways to fund a project. While games, art objects, books and other creative pursuits can all be funded through these platforms, I’m more interested in indie movies, and have contributed small amounts ($15 for one film, $30 for another) to two projects.

I’m not doing so purely out of altruism…the systems set up a series of rewards based on how much you contribute, and my baseline is a 1080p digital copy of the film once it’s done. So really, I’m pre-ordering a film at the same time I help it get made. I don’t even have a DVD player anymore (other than the one inside my Macbook Pro) so for me, 1080p digital is the way to go.

Here’s the films I’m supporting, in my own small way…

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Trek Nation documentary looks pretty damn good

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Star Trek has been covered before by documentaries, most notably Trekkies 1 and 2. But it’s never looked like this, combining the story of Gene Rodenberry’s son exploring his dad’s legacy, the sociological impact of the show, and some really amazing cinematography.  I’ll definitely be on the lookout for this film, which as of yet doesn’t have a distributor. Read more in the Wired article about Trek Nation.