Well, we gave it the old College Try. With less than 24 hours left on our indiegogo crowd funding attempt, I think it’s safe to stick the fork in and say we’re done.
We want to thank everyone who has liked and promoted our project, and especially kind and generous enough to contribute. Even though we didn’t hit our goal, your contributions will go toward a new iteration of Purge Your Loser.
We’re going to learn from this effort and try again. We may have a different iteration of Purge – we’re considering expanding the story (which was originally longer) and creating a web series, since there seems to be more interest in that format as opposed to a stand-alone short film.
Stay tuned – we’ll be making some decisions and announcements before the end of the year, but Purge isn’t purged yet! Thanks again, everyone.
We’re getting down to the wire on our Indiegogo film campaign. We have less than 14 days left to raise a budget to shoot our professional short film in LA.
So now’s the time for you to really step up – YOU can make this campaign successful! Please visit our indiegogo site (http://igg.me/at/purgeyourloser/x/4278303) and check out the levels of contribution! Find one that sound right for you and join in the fun!
Just as importantly, please share this link on your Facebook page, Twitter, and all the other insane social media sites you frequent, and encourage your own rabid network of followers to visit and contribute. We’re not curing cancer here, we can prove that you don’t have to be a Big Name to make a crowd-sourcing project work! This will be a stellar production, funny as hell, and you’ll be a permanent star in the sky of its success. Visit! Contribute! Share! Shower! Rinse and Repeat! And, of course, our eternal gratitude – which should be good for another 30 – 40 years until we’re, you know, dead.
Contributions to our short film campaign have been slow for the first few weeks but we just got a surprise $500 contribution! Actually, it was a double surprise – not only was it a surprisingly big number, but the contributor chose to remain anonymous! We don’t know why, but THANK YOU VERY MUCH to our Ninja Contributor!
In fact, thank you to ALL of our contributors thus far. Your help is greatly appreciated and we are more dedicated than ever to raising the budget and making this happen!
After little more than a day, we’ve already received our first contributions! At $175 as of this posting, it’s a modest beginning but one to be expected.
It takes time to get the word out (and make sure the word is actually heard even after you’ve gotten it out there) and, more importantly, time for people to spread the word to their own network of friends and colleagues. The true power of crowd-source is having a crowd!
We’re grateful to the “First Responders” and will keep you up-to-date as we progress through our 45 day campaign!
We JUST pushed the button, pulled the trigger, kicked the donkey down the hill (OK, I made up the last one) on our Indiegogo Campaign for Purge Your Loser! In a few minutes, we’ll activate all the Facebook and Twitter feeds and start the Social Media avalanche!
Here’s where the FUN begins!
We’ve spent a significant amount of time getting ready to launch the crowd-sourcing project for Purge Your Loser – it feels like more time than we even have budgeted to produce the film itself!
We recognize the need to communicate through all the venues available to us: Facebook, websites, Twitter, YouTube… so we’ve made sure to put all of that in place, hopefully in a way that’s as entertaining as it is informative.
We’ll keep posting news and updates about the project and the people who become involved in it both here and on Twitter (not-so-coincidentally, we’ll run our Twitter feed here as well).
Project goes live SOON!