Forget professional producers, Kickstarters seem to be the way a lot of celebs go about funding projects, and being successful about it. Well, not everyone is as successful about it as they would hope. Melissa Joan Hart recently cancelled her Kickstarter on Monday after falling short of her $2 million goal.
Hart was trying to raise money for a movie titled Darci’s Walk of Shame about what happens after “an impulsive act has Darci face enormous hurdles to get back to her sister’s wedding and avoid her family witness her first walk of shame” the synopsis said. The actor wrote on the page that she need this Kickstarter “to do what Hollywood won’t, and that is to take a chance on me as the lead of a romantic comedy film.” Apparently, the people didn’t want to take that chance either, of the $2 million she asked for, 315 backers came together to raise $51,605.
Other celebrity Kickstarters that were successful included Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here, Smash’s Leslie Odom, Jr.’s Kickstarter for his solo studio album, and theater troupe Team Starkid, whose Kickstarter for a new musical, Twisted, raised $142,564 even though their goal was a more realistic $35,000.
Hart’s failed Kickstarter may show that it’s more for the relevant actors or the ones with 131.9K or more followers.