Second, and even more daunting, is the fact that we've begun fundraising via Kickstarter. It works like this: People see projects they are interested in and "pledge" funds (in our case $1 - well....as much as anyone's willing to pledge, really). For the pledge, backers receive rewards. We have some neat stuff in our rewards tiers...everything from t-shirts to actual props used in the film!
To back the film through Kickstarter is a no-risk proposition. If we reach our goal ($3,000), then money is collected securely through the Kickstarter website/Amazon.com. If we don't reach our goal, no money is collected and we start from scratch.
I've done this successfully for two other films and think it works really well.
The nail-biter part is that we have just over a month to get to our goal.
I think there are enough folks out there who believe in the project and its message, though. We'll do it.
You can help. Check out the project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1994564730/tideline-a-film-dealing-with-the-invisible-wounds