The cast and crew of Lost on Purpose had a $40,000 Kickstarter goal deadline of May 19, to self-distribute the film. They’ve already surpassed it. The movie brings to light the declining number of dairy famers in Central Valley, California, and features James Lafferty, Jane Kaczmarek and C Thomas Howell. While the movie takes on a serious issue, cast and crew aren’t afraid to embarrass themselves for the good of the movie.
On April 29, Kickstarter, the peer-to-peer crowdfunding site, celebrated their third birthday. Here’s wishing them many more successful years.
In a post reminiscing about the big launch, co-founder Yancy Strickler shares,
“In February 2009 we shared a closed alpha version of the site with friends. On Tuesday, April 28, 2009, the site went live. Perry launched the first project — Grace Jones Does Not Give a F$#% T-Shirt (Limited Edition) — and I was the first backer. Perry and I launched another project that day with our friend Claudia called New York Makes a Book.
The first successfully funded project was on May 3, 2009. It was called Drawing for Dollars and it raised $35 from three backers, Perry included. It was a start! Three projects were successfully funded that first week. As of this writing, there have been 21,922 successfully funded projects since.”