Kickstarter Campaign — Aug 3, 2012

The fund raising campaign is rescheduled for launch tomorrow, Friday, August 3rd and will run through Saturday evening, the 1st of September.

A summary of our intent and how works follows:

Our goal is to produce a Hollywood quality introduction (the first ten minutes) to the story and characters of Monitor Gray, demonstrating our ability as film makers to do it right … and then seek funding to produce the feature or a made-for-TV series.

The total cash outlay this spring was just under $5,000, a trifle amount compared to the cost of a traditional production of this quality. We were fortunate to call upon our combined connections in the Southwest film community, the best of Phoenix’s cast ‘n crew volunteering their time and talent. But travel, food, rentals, and permits added up.

We are now engaged in the arduous task of editing in-house. Soon, the application of computer generated special effects will require paid expertise. As such, we need to raise a roughly $7,500 by the close of August to complete Monitor Gray at the quality we envisioned.

Kickstarter is the #1 “crowd-sourced” fund raising site in the world, a means by which individuals fund books, movies, even prototype inventions. Kickstarter moves millions of dollars per year, mostly through small, individual contributions of less then $100.

Here’s how it works: We pick a goal (ie: $7,500). We launch our campaign and have 30 days to raise the funds through If we meet our goal, we keep the funds. If we miss our goal, we receive nothing.

Historically, the first 24 hours are VERY important. The more raised at launch, the greater chance for notoriety on the home page and for total success.

The requested contributions will vary from $5, $10, $20, … through $5000 with funding rewards including digital downloads, t-shirts, posters, DVD, … Producer Credit. The next post will provide details.

“This means a great deal to me as Monitor Gray is not only a part of my own education in film and fruition of a twenty year journey for the story, but the potential to do something substantial IF we have the funds to finish the film at the highest quality possible.” –kai