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Melissa Joan Hart’s Attempt to Fund Her Next Movie on Kickstarter Falls Far Short of Goal

melissa-joan-hart-darci-kickstarterThere has been some debate over whether or not Kickstarter should be used to fund projects by creators who probably have the means — or at least access to the means — to fund the project themselves.  This debate flared after fans ponied up the cash to fund a Veronica Mars movie and Zach Braff‘s next film in fractions of the allotted time.  Some claim this is a revolutionary way to finance movies, while others say it’s akin to a celebrity exploiting his or her fanbase.

Regardless of which side of the debate you fall on, many filmmakers are getting in the Kickstarter act to raise money for their projects.  However, not all of them are as successful as Zach Braff.  Take Melissa Joan Hart, for instance. 

Hart was using Kickstarter to fund a new movie starring herself, Darci’s Walk of Shame. The campaign‘s page describes the plot setup as, “a thirty-something schoolteacher who’s really looking forward to traveling with her boyfriend to attend her sister’s wedding in Thailand. Except for the fact that she’s just been informed that budget cuts are likely to make her an ex-schoolteacher. And on her way to the airport, she happens to catch her boyfriend in bed with their travel agent, which instantly makes him her ex-boyfriend.” 

However, she eventually canceled the campaign when she only raised $51,605 from 315 backers, far short of the same $2 million goal that Braff had.  So Hart won’t be going to Thailand after all, I guess.

Apparently if you starred in a popular television show in the 2000s you have a shot at this Kickstarter thing… but the 1990s?  You’re out of luck.  Sorry, Screech and Urkel!

3 Comments

  1. Austen Courpet via Facebook

    May 15, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    That horror movie she made was absolutely horrible.

  2. Daily Actor via Facebook

    May 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    She made a horror movie? Must… stay… away..

  3. Austen Courpet via Facebook

    May 15, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    It’s on Netflix… Nine Dead… as in all nine people who watched it are now dead.

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