Kickstarter Update #1: A crash course in crowdfunding!
We’re running a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to help us complete the film. Here’s the first update.
Wow!!! Thanks for the great response! It’s been amazing to see so many friends of the bling make pledges, and incredible to see so many others who have never heard of Mongolian Bling jump on board. Kickstarter is a new world to us and we’re loving discovering it. Thank you so much for your support and the faith you have in us.
In fact, we’ve been so inspired by your support that we’ve started editing! We are now working on the feature cut and it’s slowly coming together. It’s really exciting to be at this stage of the project and we’ll be sure to keep you up to progress with how it all goes. While we’re a long way from reaching our fundraising goal, we really believe this is a story that needs to be told and are determined to get it completed and out there.
There are a whole lot of great film festivals coming up next year that we are eager to submit to and would love to get accepted into. Some of the stand out ones are Sundance and SXSW – a huge music, film and interactive festival that takes place in Austin, Texas in March. If we get accepted, we’d love to see you there!
Despite the great response and your generous contributions, we’re still a long way off our goal. We’re planning as much publicity as we can drum up, but are always looking for more so if you know of any ways we can spread the word about the bling, we’d love to hear from you. Please spread this campaign and if you have any media contacts who might like to interview us, shout out.
We’re launching a Twitter campaign. In one of his recent songs, world famous rapper Kanye West raps that his ‘furs are Mongolian’. I’m not sure if that’s true, but we figure it’s a good way to try and get Kanye’s attention – we’re hoping that he’ll tweet about Mongolian Bling to his 3 million odd followers. If you have a twitter account, we’re asking you to tweet the following.
@kanyewest We know ur furs are Mongolian. Did you know ur beats are too? Someone say Mongolian hip hop? http://kck.st/oO5O35 #mongolianbling
You can tweet yourself, or simply do so from HERE.
We have just hit our 50th backer, and only have 23 days left to raise $44,000. Needless to say, November is going to be pretty busy for us. Thanks again for the support. It’s exciting time here at Mongolian Bling HQ and it’s so good to have you on board.
Benj Binks and Team Bling