Don't worry, I'm not going to go all Uwe Boll and call people retards for not donating to our indiegogo. Though I have considered it. This dude who was working on the project follows me on twitter (and I follow him) so I got to see firsthand how much attention he brought to his kickstarter by flipping his shit. It was rather miraculous...but he still didn't reach his goal.
That's not me though.
The truth is that at the end of the day Decades Apart Productions is just a one dude show. Heck, if you go through this blog section, you'll realize the entire thing is just my past failures and successes. Sure, I have people helping me with stuff along the way but I'm more like a one man circus, it's overwhelming at times. Because this is true, I wouldn't crowdsource again. It's a lot of tedious work and can be rather frustrating. Here I am, I've already proven myself with two low-budget feature films and I'm just wanting to make a third. We're not even looking for that much when you compare us to other projects.
The thing is, I suck at crowdsourcing. That's right, I suck at crowdsourcing. I'm not a child who's going to blame everyone else for my shortcomings. I know this about myself though. That's the biggest reason why I cancelled our kickstarter. I knew that we would never reach our goal and knew indiegogo allows us to keep any funds we've raised. I was hoping to at least raise a grand but $406 is a good leg up to help make our next movie.
That's the thing, we are still going to make No Tomorrow...it's just going to take longer and not be as elaborate. When shooting Through the Devil's Eyes, we ran into the problem constantly of people not being available certain days (seriously, shooting was delayed for a month because of this issue). A Final Hit went much smoother because I could pay everyone to be available. I wanted to be able to pay for a crew, to pay my cast, to pay everyone something. I wanted to be able to feed my actors and not have to worry about how much it would cost. However, sadly it's going to be like Through the Devil's Eyes again.
I guess maybe the problem is the movie itself. We have a drag queen (who is reminiscent of Divine) threatening a guy because their club was robbed. I guess people are considering our movie non-LGBTQ friendly. However, Charity St. James is a straight man, it is even mentioned in dialogue how he hates that people consider cross-dressers to be gay. I wrote this because many straight men like to cross-dress, not as a thing to cover my own ass. I suppose now, you're going to say that I dislike cross-dressers and that's not the case either.
The truth is that I absolutely love John Waters movies and love Divine. I thought it would be cool to use our resident character actor Gregg Lodin in such a cool role. To John, Divine was always a hero. However, some people may see it another way. That was the main goal of No Tomorrow. I wasn't trying to mock anyone. I wanted to make a film about people.
SJWs will always make it sound that any "normal" people are villains. The truth is we're all villains but choose not to acknowledge it. We're all so wrapped up in being the heroes of our own life stories that we don't notice that to someone else we are villains. That is the truth of No Tomorrow. It's not a film about heroes and villains, it's a film about people being people. It's a film about how we'll all do anything to survive.
And THAT is the reason I wanted the indiegogo to get off the ground. Like I said earlier, I just suck at it.