Motions and Memories provided this hauntingly beautiful video on their PledgeMe project page, and some really quirky rewards (for $10 they’d draw your favourite animal and mail/scan it through to you!). As soon as I heard Shannelee’s voice, I thought they were on to a good thing. Then they were on CloseUp, and I knew they were! Check out their Close Up piece here.
I interviewed Ryan about their experience after they were funded, and this is what he told me:
What did you like about pledgeme?
I love the positive vibe, the buzz and support for creative projects. It’s a win-win-win for everyone involved, a win for the project as they can get funding, a win for PledgeMe as they make money as well as having satisfaction in supporting creative projects and a win for the pledger as they can see a project get off the ground that they have directly contributed to.
How did you find the experience?
It was really fast and easy to understand, professional but friendly as well.
Any tips for newbies?
Don’t be afraid to throw your PledgeMe page out there…at anyone. You have nothing to lose by telling people about it and you’d be surprised at the amount and variety of people that are interested and will contribute.
I say crowdfunding, you say:
– Anna (and Ryan!)