BBC, Kickstarter and Me

A BBC story emanating from the Tribeca Film Festival showed up today. About how  independent films are increasingly getting financing from crowd sourcing, Kickstarter in particular.

Feels like a double to me: the BBC is co-producing our film, and we have an active Kickstarter site going that has raised 20% of our goal with 37 days to go.

Here it is:

Indeed, it’s a different world now for independents. Though I did send out solicitation letters to friends and family for my first documentary, “Squatters” in 1983. And it pulled in around $1500. New technology, proven concept.