Porterfield hits goal; Kickstarter fever spreads to Broomfield's 'Sarah Palin: You Betcha!'
By Michael Sragow
Aug 15, 2011 | 5:32 AM
Congratulations to Baltimore filmmaker Matt Porterfield. With a total of $42,394, he beat his goal of raising $40,000 for his new film, "I Used to Be Darker," on the Kickstarter donation site before the deadline on Saturday.
Now even a filmmaker as established as documentarian Nick Broomfield is getting into the act. The director of over two dozen movies, including "Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer," Broomfield is hoping a Kickstarter campaign will get him the funds to ready his latest, "Sarah Palin: You Betcha!" for distribution.
In addition to his succinct video request (above), Broomfield's Kickstarter page says, "We need YOUR help to raise enough money that he can distribute the film. The release of Nick's film before the potential candidates of 2012 announce their candidacy is a pivotal moment. Getting this film into theaters, and educating the public on Palin needs to happen as soon as possible to truly allow Nick's vision to be achieved. This Kickstarter will help raise the capital to fund the nuts and bolts of the distribution (print and advertising fees) and help get SARAH PALIN: YOU BETCHA! into theaters."