Crowd funding has been an amazing avenue for filmmakers to receive the support needed to bring an idea for a movie from concept, to finished product. Unfortunately, while there are new potentially awesome Kickstarter campaigns springing up left and right every day, the sad truth is, most of them aren't going to reach their funding goals. This is why it's important to not only know how to budget properly for production, but to also know where best to use that budget as well (and have the flexibility to scale your vision appropriately).
Jordan Pacheco (American Poltergeist) understands this well, which is why his latest project, ABYZOU: TAKER OF CHILDREN, is only asking backers to make up the remaining $2000 in order to get production rolling. If the proof-of-concept trailer below (made on the tiniest of budgets) is any indication, they'll more than likely be adding stretch goals long before the campaign expiration date.