Our first ever public fund-raising campaign has now officially begun!
We got all of our ducks in a row over the last couple of days, and the project moved swiftly through the approval process at Indiegogo.com. Within the first 24 hours of “going live” we have already received a greatly encouraging response from the community and by day #2 we are already the most “successful” anarchist film project ever to be crowdfunded on that particular website!
And that’s saying something; because this film project is (without a doubt) also the most ambitious & expansive of any similar undertaking ever proposed via Indiegogo’s fund-raising platform.
Where others have tried, and not been as successful as they had hoped, we’re already seeing success above & beyond even our most optimistic expectations. Which means some “thanks!” are already in order.
We especially would like to thank the project’s “early adopters”, who demonstrated a great deal of faith in us by making generous donations even as we’re still working to finish & polish the website for this project (i.e., the website that you’re reading right now)… we’d like to thank Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Carol Brouillet, Yoni Laos, and all of the anonymous donors who contributed to the project within just the first two days of its appearance at Indiegogo.com. It is very gratifying to have others recognizing the potential in the promise of a project that is yet to be realized; and after this experience it is not surprising why crowdfunding platforms like Indiegogo and Kickstarter continue to grow exponentially (in spite of economic decline around the world.)
We still have quite a long way to go before reaching our ideal goal for this fund-raiser, and there is still plenty of time for others to contribute. In the coming days & weeks we will likely be adding some more personalized ‘perks’ for financial contributors (all of which can be applied retroactively, for those who have already contributed)… So keep checking back to see how the fund-raising effort is progressing and what exciting new developments may be happening on that front.
Again, thanks to everyone who has already helped to get this project underway… and, if you haven’t done so yet, please check out our campaign on Indiegogo.com — where you can learn more about the film series and see additional comments & questions from several of those early contributors. If you’re feeling generous, every little bit will help us along toward our goal, and no amount is too small to qualify you to receive the ultimate ‘perk’ in the form of the finished project… since our intention is to release it free to the commons as soon as each installment in the documentary series is complete.
Thanks to EVERYONE who has already shown an interest in turning this idea into a reality.