On April 12 2013 Rob Thomas managed to do what fans all over the world considered impossible: he brought Veronica Mars back to life. After creating a Kickstarter project on March 12, backers from all over the word helped fund a movie they’d previously thought was never going to exist. Between March 13 and April 12, 91,585 backers pledged $5,702,153 to the project, raising 285% of the original target of $2,000,000. buy viagra legit
As of now, the project is the third most funded across all of Kickstarter, and first in the Film & Video category. The idea of using viewers to fund a feature film, however, raised some heads pretty quickly. Considering the film will be released by Warner Bros, and by this understand “company with a lot of money”, what keeps them or any other big entertainment corporation to do it again? They have the money, that’s for sure, but the Veronica Mars project sets a precedent. Rob Thomas managed to fully fund a film in less than a month without WB spending anything, and they’ll still get money from the grossing. That’s a pretty attractive concept isn’t it? cheapest viagra
As a proud backer, I am both very excited (really, you have no idea), and a bit dubious. Why, you ask? Because a Kickstarter campaign just wouldn’t be viable for most movies. If you look at the average Hollywood movie budget, the “meagre” 5.7 million pledged on Kickstarter for the Veronica Mars Movie just cannot compete. If we consider the fact that a campaign aiming for hundreds of millions of dollars cannot, realistically, be successful, I don’t believe we have anything to be scared off. I understand the fear of those who believe this could pave the way for studios to spend less money on films and get even more money out of the audience. I mean, what could keep them from simply trying to raise part of the budget through Kickstarter instead of the all thing? Realistically? Nothing. However, these people tend to forget how awaited Veronica Mars anything was. The show was loved, and missed for six years by the time the Kickstarter started. This simply means that people who backed the project knew about the story, characters, actors, and most of all had faith in Rob Thomas and his vision for the film. Not to forget the weekly updates he sends to every backers about what’s going on on the set, news about where the film will be screened, or anything related to the film. He didn’t simply take our money and ran with it. He manages to make us feel involved, because we are: it’s thanks to our money that a film nobody hoped would be made, was.
Should we really blame Rob Thomas and the Kickstarter project simply because they managed to do what thousands thought impossible? What do you think?viagra cost