Remember that short film Limbo, based on One Truth Road? Well, it’s getting made. Big time. H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling Archer) is playing Jim. The kickstarter is set to roll out on Monday, 6/2, but you can sneak in and check it out here:
I’ll be posting updates here and on the main page. That’s all for now. If you enjoy the stories, swing by and throw us a fiver and we’ll get you a movie.
Update #1 — 6/2 10:30 am
Kickstarter is live, and the first five dollars is in the hole.
Update #2 — 6/3 1:40 pm
Up to $2,500. I’m not familiar with kickstarter, but that seems like an okay way to begin. The reddit post had some hitches but it was overall pretty successful. A HUGE thank you to everybody that helped out with your upvotes and social media wizardry (and a few of you even shelled out some cash!) 27 days to go . . .
Update #3 — 6/8 10:26 am
Stuck at $3,800. We’re finding that it’s hard to get people excited about a short film. Which is understandable – I don’t watch short films all that often myself. I think some people are also under the impression that short films are profitable, and that by giving to the kickstarter they’re lining somebody’s pockets with money. But short films have to be real successful just to break even, there just isn’t any money in them, that isn’t why they get made. They get made, for the most part, by passionate young film makers trying to bust into the business, or who just want to make an awesome little movie. Fangso and Haines (director and producer) are a little bit of both. If you’re reading this and it’s still June and you think Jim is fit for the screen, give it a share. This thing only gets made if people know about it.
Update #4 — 6/14 4:38 pm
$7,300. The number is going up, but it’s looking grim. We have 16 days to raise 20k.
Update #5 — 6/23 10:24 am
$21,500. Fangso and Haines are pounding the concrete. With seven days to go we’re 8 thousand from our goal. Much less grim, but not home yet.
FINAL UPDATE — 7/1 7:40 pm
We made it! $31,404! Right under the wire. The film is a go, I’ve exchanged some congratulations with the director, Fangso Liu, and it looks like it’s off to the races. Will post something more complete soon. Thank you to everybody who contributed or helped to spread the word.