Veronica Mars Crowdfunding: WOW! Take a moment to acknowledge what just happened

Veronica Mars closed their Kickstarter campaign with 91,585 backers and a whopping $5,702,153 pledged. HOLY COW!

It’s yet another colossal sign of the cultural and economic revolution into which we are living. Is this bad for the industry as the big players move into indie finance town? Or is it good news?

What do you think?

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4 Responses to Veronica Mars Crowdfunding: WOW! Take a moment to acknowledge what just happened

  1. Anil Rao April 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    The way I see this, is to be like the story of the hare and the tortoise.

    The flashiness of this is not worth calibrating to the average independent, flashy being, this is something that helps us all in a regular way. It’s most definitely worth noting for sure, especially for cancelled shows that had a lot of fandom behind it, however one cannot rush into this thinking our streets are now paved with gold, I liken it to the whole internet sensation and the dot com bust.

    Selling people the idea that suddenly we can raise all our money this way is just a fools paradise. VM already had a huge fan base, that is what is important to acknowledge here, not what they made. So you need to have created something the whole world already loves and knows about, for example, if the producers of 24 announced they want to Kickstart Season 9, they too would raise all their cash in a heartbeat. This campaign celebrates that idea as being something tangible as a business plan for the future of fan/audience based ideas, certainly not the one for us looking for support in a basic way, unless of course… you do have a billion followers already.

    I can see it becoming a direct debit kinda thing, where you subscribe to seeing a show or film and your money is what keeps it alive and made.

  2. Elliot Grove April 19, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    While 5 mil for a film is amazing, and a record smashing total, teh fact that less than 100,000 people contributed is a sign that the crowd nature of this crowdfneding ‘success’ is a failure.
    Now if a million people had contributed a fiver each I would have been more amazed and impressed.

  3. Chris April 23, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    In what universe is a cheque for more than $5m to make you movie, NO investors to repay and proof of over 100,000 strong hyper engaged ausience members, all in under 30 days, considered a failure. Really Elliot? Really?

  4. Sara P April 25, 2013 at 12:00 am #

    New Kickstarter campaign for Zach Braff film. Over $1 million in 1 day. Goal is $2 million. 29 days to go.

    It’s good to be Zach Braff.

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