Thinking about donating to our Kickstarter campaign but have a few questions? Well we have answers! Feel free to contact us with more questions anytime, we will be more than happy to address them.
If the film has funders, why do you need $20,000 more?
Our defectors’ journeys are taking longer than expected, so it is requiring extra shoot trips to follow them to their final destinations. $20,000 will allow our team to travel and follow 2-3 of our main characters as they try to get through to South Korea, Canada or the United States. If we raise closer to $50,000 we can follow up on their lives post-defection, and also film with the key Canadian, American and South Korean aid workers and church organizations who have been integral to our characters’ journeys.
I’m confused, is this project a documentary film or an interactive website?
It’s both, and more! We are developing an interactive website that recreates the journey of a fugitive, from inside North Korea, across Asia and halfway around the world. We also have an interactive Facebook app as well as a mobile app, and a feature film. It’s Documentary 2.0! All the various media are different ways to take part in the dialogue on North Korean social justice issues.
When should I tell you which T-shirt I want in the size I want?
Once the project is fully funded, we will send out a survey asking for specific details from each pledger. We’ll take your shirt size, style, name you wish to have in the credits, address, and any other information we need to make sure you get what you want out of your package!
PLEDGE TO OUR KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN HERE!
Do I have to use my real name in the credits? Can I put a friend’s name, pseudonym, or leave it out altogether?
You are by no means obliged to have your own name in the Thank You credits of the film. You can buy it for a friend and put their name in the credits, or leave your name out if you prefer. We will send out a survey once the project is successful, and you can tell us exactly what name will appear on the credits.
Can I expect to get my T-shirt and/or key-chain in time for the Holidays?
We are going to do our best to send out your packages as soon as we can. Hopefully that means they will be ready for the holidays, but there is no guarantee. We will keep you posted once the project is successful!
Is my donation tax deductible?
Kickstarter donations are not tax deductible, unfortunately. But you can get a tax deduction if you donate through our project page on Woman Make Movies. It does not contribute to our Kickstarter unfortunately, but if getting a charitable receipt is important for you, please consider this option!
Hope this is helpful!
Fathom Film Group and The Defector Team