I think that this whole campaign is sort of the very antithesis of what Kickstarter is about. Correct me if I'm wrong but I've always seen Kickstarter as a place for artists without industry support to go to make their dreams come true.
We're not all (nor can we all be) cardiothoracic surgeons, human rights lawyers, or Mother Theresa. That leaves the rest of us critical thinkers scratching our heads about what it is we last did for mankind.
Fledgling blues rock guitarist/songwriter Lorelei Brewer says, "My main inspiration for doing music is not to play 'rockstar' or to get rich and famous. Hell no. I quote a friend, 'I wish money had nothing to do with it.' "
Entitled, "Sigmund Freud Typeface - A Letter to your Shrink," a Kickstarter project, aims to turn the esteemed twentieth-century psychoanalyst's handwriting into a computer typeface that would allow for digital letter writing.
Machete himself, legendary actor Danny Trejo, stops by the What's Trending studio to chat about raising money for his Snap Shot film on, the three Bs of fantastic filmmaking, and the future of his Machete films.
I do worry about the various ways this can go horribly wrong. I do worry that studios will eventually start seeing this as a business model when dealing with geek properties. "Pay us $5 million and we won't cancel Revolution!"
Now I need to put my performer hat back on, rehearse with the two pianists and Carlisle Floyd, and stay healthy. I know that thanks to my efforts at least 250 people will have the CD in hand by the fall. This was the goal.
Backed by Kickstarter, Adams originally planned to release the film online but as he started meeting more people from the group, he grasped what the movie would really be about, which was the evolution of the group and the creative transitions from text to photo to HD video.