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WHY FIVE DOLLARS?
One of the most interesting things that happened during a recent Kickstarter fundraising campaign for my own film, SOURLANDS, is that someone pledged $1. I remember opening up my email and thinking “Why did someone just give me a dollar?”
I Googled around and soon discovered that the $1 came from a man who is giving $1 every single day of 2012 to a different Kickstarter project and, just as importantly, helping promote each of these projects on his website.
This has inspired me to do the same. Once a week for at least the next year, I’m going to pledge at least $5 to a documentary film project on Kickstarter that looks interesting. I’ll also help promote each of these projects on the Sourlands blog (http://www.sourlands.com/blog.html) and the Sourlands Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Sourlands). I hope you'll steal this idea, just as I did!