This is a guest post by Mary DeRosa Hughes
“How are we ever going to get this thing made?”
That was the question that my partner Curt and I had asked ourselves, oh, about a zillion times over the past few years in regards to our short film “Anniversary.” We had tried to pool together money from our own pockets, but that resulted in just enough to feed the crew Top Ramen for the duration of the shoot.
We didn’t know any film geek millionaires who wanted to throw money at us, and our project was simply too small to approach a studio or other production entity.
So, what to do?
Thankfully, our answer came through a good friend of ours, who had just received funding for his short film via a site called Kickstarter. We had never heard of it (and were promptly asked if we had been living in a cave when we revealed this tidbit), so we immediately investigated.
What we discovered is that this incredible platform isn’t just for films. It’s for anyone who has a creative dream -