Known to be a resource for crowdfunding production, filmmakers have also come up with the idea to use Kickstarter to fund distribution. It may just open up some eyes.
Unlike Kickstarter campaigns which sometimes promise an advance screening or DVD of the film that won't be available for another year or two, in the case of "The Projectionist," the filmmakers are giving backers the ability to see the film immediately -- via an HD download file and/or a private link on Vimeo.
"The contributions that are received get them an instant incentive. The moment they contribute to our campaign, we send an HD download file and a link to stream the film," the film's director Ryan M. Kennedy told Indiewire. "Most people like instant gratification and they want the payoff."