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  1. Ben Thorp
    April 2, 2015 @ 1:35 pm

    I think Kickstarter is still perfectly viable for small, independent creators for fundraising….. but not necessarily for awareness. I think less and less people trawl Kickstarter regularly for projects, and more rely on curated content from other sources. And those who support Kickstarters have become a lot more wary about what they fund.

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  2. mcgrath
    April 2, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

    just like anything else in the west “GREED”

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    • mcgrath
      April 2, 2015 @ 1:43 pm

      not a reference to tom.

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  3. Andy ZE
    April 2, 2015 @ 2:08 pm

    there are lots of calls on my disposable income, but my spending on Kickstarter is always discretionary, and with the risk of the money being taken and the product not being delivered. Just because the project, whatever it is, might be a big thing for the people bringing it to fruition, it might not be so important for the rest of us.

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  4. repat
    April 2, 2015 @ 2:31 pm

    There are other platforms out there, maybe not as famous but also quite popular, like Indiegogo. For example the latest Ubuntu Phone operating system was funded there successfully not too long ago. But also a lot of smaller, personal projects like yours. Maybe that’s more for you?

    Would you try again to get at least one film funded or maybe one after the other? Maybe with a break in between?

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  5. Gezz
    April 2, 2015 @ 3:04 pm

    Maybe the time is right for a crowd-funding platform for non-commercial ventures only?

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    • Ingrid
      April 3, 2015 @ 10:33 am

      That’s a very good idea, crowd funding only for non profit projects.
      Concerning this project, I don’t think it’s Kickstarters fault. I am sure that the deadline has been set much too short. I did everything I could to encourage my friends and everybody I know to participate. I was really active and I am still.
      I would be very disappointed if the amount does not come together. No, not only disappointed, I already feel anger when I think about that worst case. Tom, is it possible to extend the time limit? Why did you think, you would get so much money in such little time? Travel films are a niche topic, that needs time.

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      • Tom Allen
        April 4, 2015 @ 9:34 am

        Thanks for your support in promoting the project – we really appreciate that. Let’s save the analysis for after the deadline!

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  6. James
    April 3, 2015 @ 11:52 am

    I’ve noticed the same with other groundbreaking, disruptive products which were great startups for the early adopter/creative independents in early phase, which now simply have more investors to please and have scaled as a business and need to hit higher $targets, eg. Air BnB. What about gofundme or indigogo, are they similar too now?

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