Crowdfunding Campaigns

Goal Reached

“Before Homosexuals – ‘The KickFinisher'” – Kickstarter, June 2016

The goal of this campaign was to raise $54,000 in finishing funds for the feature-length documentary “Before Homosexuals”. We were able to meet that goal, and the funding did in fact allow us to complete the post-production stage of the film, including Color Correction, Sound Mix and Music Composition, as well as finance the production of deliverables for film festivals in 2017. The film is currently in the festival circuit with past screenings in Boston, Kansas City, and Hartford. Future festival screenings are scheduled for Palm Springs, San Francisco, and Seattle in 2017.

My responsibilities for this crowdfunding campaign were to lead the design of premium rewards for the contributors as well as write the copy for those rewards. For the initial period after the campaign was completed, I was responsible for fulfilling those rewards. I also wrote much of the copy and designed the visual elements for the campaign and related social media outreach.

“Before Homosexuals: The Prequel to Before Stonewall” – Kickstarter, Winter 2014/2015

The goal of this campaign was to raise $75,000 for the purpose of completing the production stage of the feature-length documentary “Before Homosexuals”. With the funding we received, we were able to send film crews to Europe and the Mediterranean to get vital shots and interviews with important experts in the study of art and culture in Ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy. It also provided the funds for the bulk editing of the film as well as motion graphics and access to a recording studio for actor voice and narration recordings.

My responsibilities for this crowdfunding campaign were to lead the design of premium rewards for the contributors as well as write the copy for those rewards. For the initial period after the campaign was completed, I was responsible for fulfilling those rewards. I also wrote much of the copy and designed the visual elements for the campaign and related social media outreach. At the time there was no social media presence for the project, so my first task was to begin building a presence on social media for the project.

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