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June 19, 2012

Kickstarter Documentary Project 'We heart Government' Surpasses Fundraising Goal

By Rory Lidstone, TMCnet Contributing Writer


If you happen to notice a new project on fundraising site Kickstarter.com called "We *heart* Government," you may be surprised to find that it is a series of three documentaries from a group of Seattle-based documentarians which actually examines government agencies in a positive light. It may not be the cool thing to speak positively about the government right now, but shining the spotlight on often overlooked government agencies actually sounds like a good idea.


“A friend of mine actually asked if I was being facetious,” said film editor Dina Guttmann in an interview. “I had to assure her that this was a serious project.”

The group hoping to film "We *heart* Government" turned to Kickstarter despite never having used it before, viewing it as an opportunity to extend their viewing audience. Fortunately for the team, the strategy paid off as Kickstarter selected the "We *heart* Government" project as one of its staff picks for the Seattle region.

 Supporters who pledge contributions as little as one dollar to the project are given the opportunity to weigh in on which government agencies should be featured, while backers who contribute more money will receive bonuses such as: a thank you postcard, their name in the films' credits and copies of the finished films signed by the filmmakers.

The initial fundraising goal of $2,500 has already been exceeded, but the "We *heart* Government" team hopes to double that goal in order to hire a professional cinematographer.

Kickstarter is more often used for tech-based projects, like the Electric Imp project which aims to make people's dreams of having a "smart" home a reality. In this case, Electric Imp uses programmable network cards to connect any electric device to a Wi-Fi network for automated control. Another popular category on Kickstarter is games, which features projects like "Alpha Colony: A Tribute to M.U.L.E."


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Edited by Brooke Neuman


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