We planned, funded, shot, edited, produced, and premiered a full documentary in just 4.5 months with NO experience. It's about getting stuck (and un-stuck) in complacent lives/careers. Became the most-backed doc in Kickstarter history using $5 DRM...
Hey all, starting in late February my partner (director) and myself (Adam Baker - producer) decided to stop putting off our dreams of making a movie and actually do it. So we did it - in 4.5 months. :)
It's called I'm Fine, Thanks.
We toured the country with a team of 3 other newbie filmmakers interviewing people on how they got stuck in complacent lives and careers (and in some cases what changes they made to get out).
Our Kickstarter became the most-backed documentary in Kickstarter history (at the time) with just under 4,500 people backing it. We didn't set records for most MONEY raised, but most total number of backers (which we are proud of).
We offered the full HD download for just $5 during the Kickstarter (DRM-free) which contributed to so many backers joining up to support us.
We still sell the movie for $5 here: http://imfinethanksmovie.com
Our Kickstarter can be found here (obviously over): http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cranktank/im-fine-thanks
Feel free to ask me anything about creating the documentary with NO experience, funding, kickstarter, business, blogging, premiering, our distribution model, etc...
We did hundreds of things wrong, but a bunch of big things really well. Was a life-changing process.
If I can help (or be interesting) I will be. I'll get the other team members in here if needed. :)