When we began shooting LIBERATOR, we had just enough dough to shoot five days of ambitious principal photography. But sacrifices had to be made. We could not do a fight scene on the scale we wanted to do it; we couldn’t do a couple of key practical effects like Lou getting trapped in a gas chamber and then bursting through a wall — only to find himself face to face with a phalanx of armed guards… and we had no money for post or VFX. So we launched a Kickstarter fund-raising campaign. Our goal: raise for two days of additional shooting as well as post production.
We quickly realized that fund-raising on Kickstarter isn’t as easy as it looks. It takes a huge amount of effort to spread the word, and big Twitter and Facebook lists make all the difference — which we did not have at the time. Even with our genre names with their fan bases, it soon seemed like K wasn’t going to happen. With less than a half hour left we were still many thousands off our goal and all looked bleak. Until several of you guys, passionate about making sure this thing got made, stepped up. We blew past our goal in the final minutes and raised K. Every dime of that went back into the movie and then some.
So with a hearty thank you to every single person who contributed, be it or THANK YOU. We love you guys and could not have done it without you!
Carl and Rosemarie Lindner
Jeffrey J. Ellen
Randy D. Hayes
Robert Hurst Sr.