Ladies and gentlemen,
We're officially kicking off our first public funding campaign this morning. After several months of behind-the-scenes work by our tiny, crazy team, we've got our Kickstarter campaign ready for everyone to see. It's got a video! It's got pictures! There's some writing, and a whole lot of pretty awesome backer rewards!
We're really proud of this project so far, and we believe that using crowdfunding as a major means of support is integral to the kind of film we're making. This film doesn't belong just to the six of us making it, but rather it belongs to every person who's story touches it in any way. This includes the stories of the people helping us financially. By being a Kickstarter backer, you're becoming a necessary part of our film, and expanding its reach beyond what six individual crew members could ever hope for.
You'll notice that our Paypal donation button has disappeared, to be replaced with a link to Kickstarter. While the campaign is running, we've turned off Paypal donations to encourage anyone who wants to donate to do so through Kickstarter. Not only will that help us reach our goal, you also get great rewards, and everybody wins.
As you might know, Kickstarter works on the basis that if the funding goal isn't raised by the end date, the funding fails and no money is given out. This is great for you as backers, because it means you'll only be giving away your money if we're successful in funding. On the flip side, this means that we need all the help we can get reaching towards (and hopefully beyond) our goal of $10,000.
If you want to support the project, if you're backing it and want to help us grow the Travel Light community even further, even if you can't afford a financial donation but still like the idea of the film, we would love for you to help us by spreading the word of our film and our Kickstarter. Tell your friends, your co-workers, the guy at the coffee shop or the girl at the bookstore.
We're only as strong as the people we have behind us. This is in your hands, now.
And we can't wait to see what happens.