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The perks of being on Kickstarter

My Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for an episodic documentary film about women + online harassment is on like Donkey Kong. But, let’s discuss a few of the perks of backing the project at a significant level, and let us do so in the reverse order you see them on the campaign.

For $10,000, you or your brand/organization will be the premier sponsor of the project. That means: your name/brand will appear at the beginning and end of every episode, on every poster and piece of promotional material, and on marketing and on-site collateral for every event I organize in all US and international cities. You’ll also receive tickets to all of said events, the launch party. There’s only available to one backer. It might as well be you.

You’ll also receive two passes to the project screening launch party (likely in Chicago), tickets to all of the project’s pop-up events (in various cities), and several very heartfelt shout-outs on social media.

For $6,000, you or your brand/organization will be one of the core sponsors of the project. That means: your name/brand will appear at the beginning and end of every episode (alongside the other core-sponsors and after the premier sponsor), on every poster and piece of promotional material, and on marketing and on-site collateral for every event I organize in all US and international cities. You’ll also receive two passes to the project screening launch party (likely in Chicago), tickets to all of the project’s pop-up events (in various cities), and several very heartfelt shout-outs on social media.

For $2,500, you will be named a producer of the film project, and may claim that title throughout the land. Put it on IMDB, brag to your relatives, impress your crush, etc. You’ll also receive two passes to the project screening launch party (likely in Chicago), two tickets to one of the project’s pop-up events (in various cities), and several very heartfelt shout-outs on social media.

For $1,200, you will be named an associate producer of the film project, and may claim that title throughout the land. Put it on IMDB, brag to your relatives, impress your crush, etc. You’ll also receive two passes to the project screening launch party (likely in Chicago), two tickets to one of the project’s pop-up events (in various cities), an origami crane AND a hand-lettered calligraphy notecard both made by moi, plus an old skool handwritten thank you note, and I will give you a heartfelt shout-out and a thank you on social media. Seriously, how awesome is all that?

For $1,000, you will appear on camera introducing yourself in a special bonus cut closing reel of the film project (“Hi, I’m Jane Smith, and I helped this project happen”). You’ll also receive two passes to the project screening launch party (likely in Chicago), two tickets to one of the project’s pop-up events (in various cities), an origami crane AND a hand-lettered calligraphy notecard both made by moi, plus an old skool handwritten thank you note, and I will give you a heartfelt shout-out and a thank you on social media. Seriously, how awesome is all that?

For $500, I’ll interview you for the podcast that will accompany the project. Which means when I introduce you, I’ll mention your book/play/film/company by name and give you an opportunity to explain why people need to know about it, in addition to having a lovely conversation about this very important topic.

For $250, you’ll get a big ol’ “thank you” in the credits, so you can point, hit pause, show people, and be all “I HELPED THIS HAPPEN, PUNKS! IN YOUR FACE!”

Ok, actually, you can say that last line at any backer level, even $1. But before anyone can say that, we first have to reach the funding goal.

And, hey, these are just the cool perks at the high-end of the campaign. There are also many cool things starting at just $5.

Point being, I need your help to reach this mighty fundraising goal to make this project happen, and we are almost at the halfway point of the Kickstarter time limit.

And, I get it, these higher-end perks are not chump change. That’s why I’m more than happy to talk it over with you beforehand. But, let’s talk fast because the Kickstarter clock waits for no one. (Shoot me a FB message or a tweet. That’s the best way to find me.)