I am really excited to learn about this project that Pittsburgh filmmaker Ben Hernstrom is working on about Madagascar. Ben has worked on some great films about Pittsburgh. You can learn more at Ambulantic.com and check out some of his other work on youtube. Check out the interview with Bike PGH’s Scott Bricker and his feature on Modey Lemon.
Ben has just set up a page for a film about Madagascar on this great site Kickstarter – I had hoped that someone would create a site like Kickstarter and I think it is agreat way to build community support for projects. I did a search for Pittsburgh on Kickstarter and couldn’t find any projects yet – so please let me know if you add a Pittsburgh project to thier site. I had fun browsing the site and found some interesting projects to support. I think that Kickstarter works like the website ThePoint – if the project doesn’t meet the fundraising goal then the supporters cards aren’t charged for the donation. It is a nice way to give money to projects that have a broad base of support.
Here are some other blog posts that talk about Kickstarter projects…
- Polyvinyl Holding Pledge Drive to Save 10,000 Records From Destruction (pastemagazine.com)
- Juliette Powell: Gen Art Facing Economic Crises – Your Help is Needed! (huffingtonpost.com)
- Finally, An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis (pastemagazine.com)