Amount: $266,325 of $250,000
Director: Steve Wolsh
Writer: Steve Wolsh
Platform: KickStarter (campaign website)
It’s a horror film, so it has genre going for it. But to say only that would be to dismiss everything else these guys did. The film includes Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th Part VII , VIII, Jason Goes to Hell, and Jason X, as well as theHatchet series) and co-stars 2012 Playboy Playmate of the Year Jaclyn Swedberg. What’s more, one of the perks include a visit to the playboy mansion. Such feats are beyond the rest of us mere mortals. Or are they, sometimes one wonders.
They did have a great first promo video, among many videos. Hot chics everywhere.
Actually the story I told is not exactly true. The first movie they already made, and it’s being released by Anchor Bay Entertainment, on Friday the 13th, March 2015. The quarter o a million dollars they just raised, is for the sequel in the trilogy. So these guys have some secret sauce that includes knowing playboy playmates Kane Hodder and Anchor Bay execs. I’m not sure how to apply these lessons to my own projects or how you should apply these lessons to your projects. If you can come up with a lesson learned from the info, please post a comment. Maybe the most important lesson is, choose a cast that has an existing fan base.
The most important takeaway from this (not sure if its a real takeaway), but the project had a lot of backers for high amounts. For instance ten $2500, seven $1,500 donors, five $10,000 donors, and two $7,500 among other high amount donors. That right there counts for more than $100,000 of the $250,000 ask. I’m betting one of director Steve Wolsh’s secrets might be that he has a lot of wealthy relatives. But I can’t really research that right now.
- They did have a horror genre recognizable star
- They have playboy bunnies
- They offered chance to visit the playboy mansion.
I leave you with some more videos