Dan Harmon, Dino Stamatopoulos, and Charlie Kaufman are funding a stop-motion film on Kickstarter

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9 Responses to “Dan Harmon, Dino Stamatopoulos, and Charlie Kaufman are funding a stop-motion film on Kickstarter”

  1. Art says:

    What a great crew of apostles!  Is that Chewbacca on the left?

  2. Evan says:

    They don’t have $200K between them? Huh…?

    •  Now, wait, Evan. $200,000 doesn’t fund the film. $200,000 is a fraction of what a 40-minute stop-action film takes to create. Raising $200,000 is a few things. First, proof of an audience (especially if they raise much more than $200,000). Second, it’s significant to the various parties that $200K can be raised outside traditional funding and reduces the risk giving breathing room. Third, I expect that they are each chipping in all or a considerable portion of the rest of the necessary financing. They are also almost certainly foregoing compensation until the project is complete.

      I see Kickstarter partly as a way to prove people want the next thing you’re doing. It’s a morale booster along with the money raised, and may ultimately help with distribution and into channel sales.

  3. Evan says:

    Oh, I get it: If it fails, they won’t be out any of their own money. Makes sense.

  4. mjd says:

    There’s a pun here somewhere… Something about Kickstartering a man when he’s down…

  5. Xof says:

    A no-longer-young, rich and successful man is saved from his dreary existence by a magickal young woman. I wish I had thought of that premise!

  6. Anahata says:

    “Anomalisa” is just the working title. The actual title will be “Manic Pixie Dreamgirl.”

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