April 8, 2015 at 8:27AM

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What is the best site to manufacture rewards for Kickstarter?

Hi. I'm looking at starting a Kickstarter campaign. There's tons of websites with ideas of how to campaigns but I couldn't really find one which recommends vendors.

The main rewards I'm looking at are:

1. Digital Download of the movie. (I would also like to sell the movie once released)
2. Blu Ray and/or DVD Manufacturing
3. Custom T Shirts

This is not going to be a huge project. The movie will be an hour long it was shot in 1080 HD. Mainly I expect family and friends to share. I think I will make $1000-5000. I have principal photography completed and there will be very little effect work so most of the money I raise can go toward manufacturing rewards.

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I would be very careful with this, as most Kickstarter folks are NOT keen on funding films that have already been shot. ( I don't know if people think that the shooting is the hard part, or that they don't understand how much work it is to complete things in post, but I've seen lots of Kickstarter campaigns die because the raw film is already in the can. )

April 8, 2015 at 8:52PM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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I totally understand. I feel very confident I can raise what I need and if I can't then no harm done as Kickstarter will refund the money. But I do need to price out the different rewards and see what I will need.

Ken Kleiderman

April 9, 2015 at 12:51AM

If you're only looking for $1000 and expecting only family and friends to back then why even use a crowdfunding platform? Just email your contacts, tell them the perks and ask for certain dollar amounts for certain perks. This will save you time and $ with Kickstarter and payment fees. Crowdfunding is really more about building an audience and gauging interest, but if you're not looking or expecting that, then why bother?

April 9, 2015 at 2:05PM

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John Morse
Producer + Director
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Let me clarify, I want to see if my friends and family promote my project with Kickstarter. I potentially want to film a bigger project from scratch but want to use this to really get known in my local community as a filmmaker.

However even if I didn't do a Kickstarter, my question remains, where to produce the rewards.

April 10, 2015 at 8:16AM, Edited April 10, 8:16AM

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Ken Kleiderman
Executive Producer
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You can do digital downloads and sales via Vimeo or a handful of other sites. I wouldn't waste a single dime on DVDs, but if people want BluRays there are tons of options, and same with t-shirts. Call around and see who will give you the best price. I personally have used ooshirts for large orders and love their styles, customer service and prices.

John Morse

May 3, 2015 at 6:23PM

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