I just finished clicking the “Back this Project” button for a film called “Man Child” by Ryan Koo of NoFilmSchool.com. I am not saying this to boast, or show off but rather bring something to our attention.
How often do we give to other’s films? For many of you the answer might be often. But for people like me its never, or rarely. Today was the first day I helped back something on kickstarter. I’ve never given before because I thought it had to be something “worthy” of backing, and while I know Koo’s film will be outstanding it got me thinking of all the other stuff out there. Why not back a crappy movie by a noob. Sure it might flop, or suck, but I would be investing in sooo much more than a bad flick. I am helping someone make mistakes, I am giving someone a chance to adapt and learn from those mistakes, I am helping to give someone a chance to exercise and strengthen their creative muscles. Heck, their film might be a hit! I guess the point is to look beyond the pitch video and help someone make and learn more about film. And you never know, you might be supporting the next Spielberg.
That said, Ryan is NOT a noob and I am confident his movie will be nothing short of awesome. I think you should join me in helping back Ryan Koo’s film. Not only will it help him make his killer movie, but its time we repay him for all the knowledge, time and effort he has put into the community through No Film School.
In case you are still on the fence, watch this clever pitch: