“Kickstarter should be a requirement for every startup. It’s a way for you create demand and sell the product without giving up any equity. That is a compliment to what an investor might do. In terms of Privte Equity, there are strategic investors and then there’s just money. I’m not a big fan of money investors, which is what most angel investors turn out to be, because they just want their money back.”
Kickstarter cool kids are always coming at me asking them to show them some love here on the site. So instead writing separate articles about each, I’m going to showcase some cool projects that I not only personally backed, but feel our readers might back as well.
This one finishes soon. Bob Hawk is an independent film consultant who is responsible for discovering the films that launched the careers of Kevin Smith (Clerks), Joe Carnahan (Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane), and Ed Burns (The Brothers McMullen) to name a few. The documentary focuses of Hawk’s three decade career discovering independent films.
I was a fan of Ralph Bakshi’s animation growing up mainly because of his films The Lord Of The Rings, Fire and Ice, and Cool World. The Last Days of Coney Island is an animated cop, mafia, horror movie set in the 1960s in Coney Island. Matthew Modine is attached to voice the lead character.
Cowboys & Engines is an ambitious steampunk adventure that follows Cade Ballard (Jeff Cannata from The Totally Rad Show), the war-weary former ambassador from the nation of Texas as he meets Guinivere Wheeler (Libby Letlow), a woman who proves to be as dangerous as she is charming. When they encounter Professor Nicholas Timéon (Walter Koenig from Star Trek), and learn that his temporal engine, a machine with incredible destructive power, has been stolen by would-be conqueror Dr. Clay, Cade and Guinivere set off to save San Francisco from total destruction. This one got a dope actor for Dr. Clay which they will be announcing soon!
The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened? is a Feature Length Documentary about the unmade movie “Superman Lives”. This film, out of all the various attempts to make a Superman movie between 1987 and 2006, would have stood the test of time and become a bonafide Cult Classic nowadays. This one got a lot of love from fanboys so far about a film that almost was. There is even an incentive where you get a sculpted statue of Braniac’s skull ship.
This one is for a good cause. Legends of the Knight explores the inspirational impact of Batman and the power of heroic storytelling. The not-for-profit film collects the stories of Batman fans around the world whose lives have been significantly impacted by the legends and tales of the Dark Knight.
This one was just at Sundance as part of the World Documentary Competition. The Square is a film about a group of young Egyptians brought together by a revolution, and who – together – find a new sense of hope for their country… in Tahrir Square. The Square celebrates the process of a truly democratic movement as it unfolds in real time. It celebrates the people. It celebrates their spirit.
So there you have it Kickstarter cool kids! Check out these worthy projects, what they have to offer incentivewise, and see if it is something you dig.
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