This is what happens when interesting ideas get together and make interesting idea babies.
In the past, we’ve talked about The DocYard; it’s a documentary film screening/networking series based at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, designed to foster the Boston-area filmmaking community. Among the films screened in DocYard’s first season was Today the Hawk Takes One Chick, a moving documentary by past MCC Fellow Jane Gillooly.
And we’ve discussed Kickstarter, a crowd-funding website that allows projects to offer creative rewards to reach fundraising goals.
Sensing the model was a good fit with their project, the founders of DocYard – Sara Archambault of the LEF Foundation, Sean Flynn of Principle Pictures, and Ben Fowlie of the Camden International Film Festival – are using Kickstarter to support the DocYard’s second season.
In the Kickstarter model, if a project falls short of its fundraising goal, none of the donations are collected. Will this one reach its mark? (The suspense! This is like a movie unto itself.)