No end in sight!
The Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign, initiated by the show’s creator Rob Thomas, surpassed everyone’s expectations of success, including Rob’s. The Kristen Bell-fronted show's extremely loyal fan base has been waiting for the opportunity to return to Neptune, CA for far too long and have had no problem showing it, raising over $3.6 million for the film project.
Rob explains that VMars was “built by fans, so we’ll try to do our best to keep the momentum going through that.” Fans should expect to experience a very open filming process with several behind-the-scenes tweets and photos.
Better yet, the showrunner will be putting some documentary footage together for Comic-Con, sharing:
"We’re hoping to go to Comic-Con, maybe have some footage to show at Comic-Con. We have a documentary following the making of the movie."
We're so there.
The shooting script is still in the works. Rob explains that the outline is there, but the writing is, in part, due to the film’s budget. Given that there are still 24 days to go on the Kickstarter clock and that this campaign is showing no sign of capping out till then, the intensity of certain subplots may change:
"There’s an altercation [at a high school reunion in the film], and how much money we raise affects whether that is having terse words exchanged or a full-on brawl… One if we hit certain dollar amounts, and the less spectacular if we haven’t."
As for any negative slack he or the show has gotten since the start of their fundraising, he said:
"I don’t think Veronica Mars is negatively affecting people that Kickstarter was built to serve, those people who are making $30-40,000 documentaries. I think what Veronica Mars has done is brought Kickstarter to the masses. More people are now familiar with Kickstarter, and more people are browsing Kickstarter for other projects, who now understand what it is and what it does than there were before we launched our campaign. I think we’re bringing more eyes to that site, so I think that has to be good for indie filmmakers."
You hear that, Marshmallows?? Mama was right. Give and you shall receive. See you in San Diego!
[Image via Warner Bros..]
Tags: behind the scenes, comic con, documentary, kickstarter, kristen bell, rob thomas, tv, veronica mars