Two of the most popular and successful sites, Indigogo and Kickstarter, always serve as great options, with easy-use-interfaces making it simple to raise money for your cause.
Lazer Team Raises $2,480,259 on Indiegogo
The highest funded project to-date on Indiegogo actually ended recently, in July 2014. Rooster Team, the company responsible for films including Red vs. Blue, Achievement Hunter and RWBY, successfully funded their first feature movie. The team set out to earn just $650,000, but ultimately raised an overwhelming $2,480,259.
The project at-hand, Lazer Team, tells the story of an extraterrestrial intelligence project that received a one-time signal from outer space. The live action sci-fi comedy takes place decades later in the aftermath of the event.
Rooster Team now has more than enough funding to complete their first feature film, ensuring it will be even better than the team originally hoped. This success story proves that hard work and dedication pay off.
The Landfill Harmonic Surpasses Kickstarter Goal by Nearly 23 Percent
Paraguayan filmmaker Alejandra Amarilla has another wildly successful crowdfunding story. Her documentary, the Landfill Harmonic received overwhelming support from donors on Kickstarter, allowing her team to surpass its fundraising goal by nearly 23 percent.
Nearly 5,000 generous donors gave money to help fund the project. Alejandra Amarilla and her team set an initial goal of $175,000 for funding, but were actually able to raise an overwhelming $214,129. Thanks to the support of these incredible people, the film was able to surpass expectations, touching the lives of everyone who has seen it.
The incredibly moving documentary tells the story of a children’s’ orchestra in the barrios of Paraguay. A humble garbage picker has changed the lives of these young musicians, crafting musical instruments for them out of trash and other recycled materials like plastic pipes, metal drums and tin cans. While he had never heard classical music or even seen many musical instruments, he was able to use his creative imagination and gifted hands to craft instruments for the children.
Production on the film started back in 2010, when a group of children began to learn to play instruments such as the cello, flute, violin and drums. Alejandra Amarilla and the rest of the documentary crew returned to Paraguay in 2011, to film an update on the progress of three promising young musicians.
Due to the hard work and dedication of Alejandra Amarilla and her team, this amazing story is now known worldwide. It brings the beauty of music to light and highlights the magic that can happen when a community works together to support an incredible cause.