Four days ago (at the time this article is being written) Zach Braff’s Kickstarter project phenomenon, Wish I Was Here, funding ends date came and went with a lot less press than the less than four days it took for this project to reach full funding of two million dollars.
Even though the buzz around this project’s final results was much, much less; that didn’t stop the project from ending with what must surely be a very pleasing result for Mr. Zach Braff.
- In less than four days the project was fully funded with about 30,000 backers and over two million dollars pledged.
- About four days before the project’s funding ends date, the project had 40,166 backers pledging $2,695,257.
- About four days ago when the funding ends date was reached, the final tally: 46,520 backers pledged $3,105,473.
Who is to say what motivated so many to pledge to this already fully funded project. What does appear to be a correlation to a Kickstarter project reaching full funding before the funding ends date is increased project exposure. The more potential backers that know about a project, the more probability a project will be fully funded. With that in mind this article is about sharing some of the Kickstarter projects that
- are art in L.A. related
- are not yet fully funded (as of the writing of this article), and
- have a funding ends date in the next seven days or so.
The projects listed here are not in any particular order, nor is your examiner endorsing them. The intent here is simply to add more exposure to these projects. The choice to back a project is totally your own. All projects accept a $1 minimum pledge. Imagine what all of our collective dollar bills could create.
How cool would it be if all Kickstarter projects were equally successful? There are over fifteen million people in the greater Los Angeles (L.A.) area. If only 1/10th of a percent of this population backed, pledged and gave only $1 each to a project that would be about $15,000. Most projects aren’t even looking for that much money to be fully funded.
Now that the fine print is out of the way, here are this weeks 34 projects. Below are some of the Kickstarter projects. The rest can be viewed by clicking “view the list.”
- 1. Opening this Summer: The Malibu Beaches! Project by Escape Apps. Malibu’s hidden and secret beaches are in our iPhone app. Now, let’s make it for Android. And FREE all summer long! Funding ends date is May 30, 2013.
- I Wuv Dogs! Project by John Aiden. “I’m trying to make a beautiful photography book of dogs for dog lovers and for people who appreciate photography.” Funding ends date is June 1, 2013.
- Sunny’s Mini Video Tales. Project by Emil Molho. “Sunny’s Mini Tales, a children’s video show, will demonstrate our commitment to producing artistic, emotional and meaningful work.” Funding ends date is June 3, 2013.
- Mobile Photography: California Roadtrip. Project by Aak Ma. “Photography book covering California made up entirely of photos taken and edited with an iPhone 5.” Funding ends date is June 3, 2013.
- HangGirl – The New Grim Reaper. Project by Jim Figueroa. “A suicidal girl tricked into becoming ‘Death’ must solve the mystery as to why before being stuck forever as an entity that can’t die.” Funding ends date is Jun 4, 2013.
- Draft. Project by Diallo Moore. “A U.S. soldier and first-time father to an infant girl must leave his family for mandatory military duty to confront a national crisis.” Funding ends date is June 4, 2013.
- What? No Ping-Pong Balls? Project by Dan Kwong. “The unusual life story of Momo Nagano, an eccentric Japanese American artist and groundbreaking single mom in the turbulent 60s & 70s.” Funding ends date is June 5, 2013.
- Classic Hollywood Cinemas. Project by Jorge Ameer. “An in-depth look at the movie houses that have helped shape the history and heritage of Hollywood from its golden age to today.” Funding ends date is June 5, 2013.
- Bridging Urban America – The Story of Ralph Modjeski. Project by Basia & Leona Myszynski. “A full-length documentary about a master engineer, eight bridges and the power to build, to influence and to progress.” Funding ends date is June 2, 2013.
Again, please click “view the list” to see the remainder of this week’s projects.
The Frog in the Tree
Classic Style Children’s Book, “The Frog in the Tree”. Project by Paul Waters. “A children’s book meant to enlighten, entertain, and inspire. Created in the 19th Century Classical Style without the use of computers. Funding ends date is June 2, 2013.
STEAM Carnival. Project by Two Bit Circus. “The carnival reimagined with robots, fire, and lasers to inspire young inventors in science, technology, engineering, art and math.” Funding ends date is June 3, 2013.
The Star Wolf
David Gerrold’s THE STAR WOLF. Project by David C. Fein. “Multi-generational Star Trek alumni join forces to bring you the science fiction series you want… David Gerrold’s THE STAR WOLF!” Funding ends date is June 2, 2013.
Bloodthirsty: “One Nation Under Water,” Volume 1
Bloodthirsty: “One Nation Under Water,” Volume 1. Project by Mark Landry. “The graphic novel that gives post-Katrina New Orleans a home-grown comic book hero. Funding ends date is June 1, 2013. This project is a Kickstarter Staff Pick.
Curto – A True Story of a Real Fighter
CURTO – A True Story of a Real Figher, Vinnie Curto. Project by Larry Golin. “Curto is more than a Hollywood film. It is a voice for victims of abuse that they too can fight back and win.” Funding ends date is June 3, 2013.
Stevie the Hoposaurus
Stevie the Hoposaurus. Project by Nathan Minier. “Stevie the Hoposaurus tells the epic tale of a hopping dinosaur and his struggle to live in a world of non-hopping dinosaurs.” Funding end date is June 6, 2013.
Black Asylum. A project by Robert Rusler. “An all-star horror film by Robert Rusler of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Vamp, Sometimes They Come Back and Weird Science.” Funding ends date is June 5, 2013.
“Chug” from the team that brought you “Three Sheets”. Project by Zane Lamprey. “Zane Lamprey continues where he left off with ‘Three Sheets’, traveling the globe to learn about drinking cultures and customs.” Funding ends date is June 1, 2013.
The Steam Engines of Oz
The Steam Engines of Oz, original graphic novel. Project by Arcana Studio. “Straight out of Free Comic Book Day comes a continuation of the critically acclaimed steampunk journey through the world of Oz.” Funding ends date is June 4, 2013.
Jessica & Hunter: Season 2 Webseries
Jessica & Hunter: Season 2 Webseries. Project by Jessica & Hunter. “Jessica and Hunter are ready to bring you a whole new season of bigger, hauter and wilder reeedonkulous Hollywood adventures!” Funding ends date is June 5, 2013.
Run Like Hell
RUN LIKE HELL – A Seriously Twisted Graphic Novel. Project by Jeff Dixon. “The story of one man’s mission to escape the demon, frat boy, mime, diva, clown and pet peeve filled land known simply as Hell.” Funding ends date is June 3, 2013.
Secrets of An Unborn Child
Secrets of An Unborn Child. Project by Evelyne and Gabriela Tollman. “Can Clare find hope after her baby dies? Based on real events…” This is a narrative film project. Funding ends date is June 2, 2013.
The Wine Diaries
The Wine Diaries. Project by Lindsay Sklar & Rob McQueen. “An e-book, documenting our travels to the best wine regions in the world in order to get to know wine in a more intimate way.” Funding ends date is May 31, 2013.
Logan(+) a short film
Logan(+) a short film. Project by Branden Lee Roth and RJ Enriquez. “After 18 year old Logan contracts the HIV virus, he must make the choice to seek help or face the world – alone.” Funding ends date is June 6, 2013.
The Southwest Chronicles
The Southwest Chronicles. Project by Gabriel Chavez. “A chronicle of four very different stories concerning racism to the power of love, all set in the beauty of the Southwest.” Funding ends date is June 2, 2013.
Friends of the Viper Room
Friends of the Viper Room. Project by Olivia Barash. “An insider’s view of a notorious Hollywood watering hole, the world famous Viper Room on the Sunset Strip, in it’s star studded heyday.” Funding ends date is May 31, 2013.
Escape, a novel and sequel to Captive: thriller
Escape, a novel and sequel to Captive: thriller. Project by Megan Lisa Jones. “Terrorist and interrogator square off over a high level political assassination plot. Chasing through Cairo and New York only one wins.” Funding ends date is June 6, 2013.
NIGHT VET the Movie
NIGHT VET the Movie. Project by Julie Cobb. “A woman brings her dog to an all night animal hospital never realizing that it is she who will be healed. Funding ends date is June 5, 2013.
Lori Sheedy, F*** You
Lori Sheedy, F*** You. Project by On Repeat Productions. “The funniest most depressing comedy you’ll ever see.” This narrative film project funding ends date is June 5, 2013.
Help Bring ‘Mud’ to the Fringe
Help Bring ‘Mud” to the Fringe. Project by Shaya. “Mud is a play in seventeen scenes written by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Shaya Mulcahy and produced by 1140 Productions.” Funding ends date is June 5, 2013.
LEAP: The Moment that Changes Everything
LEAP: The Moment that Changes Everything. Project by James Hawthorn. “A documentary exploring why some people take big risks and turn dreams into action. What happens in your life when you play for it all?”Funding ends date is May 31, 2013.
COFFEE CLOCK! Not just an ordinary time piece.
COFFEE CLOCK! Not just an ordinary time piece. Project by Dmitriy L. “This is not just an ordinary clock. People who love coffee, this time piece will make you fill fresh coffee, just made in your room.” Funding ends date is June 7, 2013.
Soaring on Invisible Wings
Soaring on Invisible Wings. Project by Jamari Perry. “For her entire life Jamari has watched her mother struggle with Lupus. Now, as an adult she attempts to grasps this invisible disease.” Funding ends date is June 4, 2013.
Out of this World: Eye Candy of the Pre-Television Era
Out of this World: Eye Candy of the Pre-Television Era. Project by Jonathan Leaf. “A world-class collection of 632 scintillating international ads from the pre-television era w/artist biography and company history.” Project funding date ends June 2, 2013.
You Are What You Eat
You Are What You Eat. Project by Matt Danciger and Mel Metcalfe. “Hilarious kids web & TV series about food.” This project’s funding ends date is June 4, 2013.