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10 Must-Watch Movies Funded on Kickstarter

Crowdfunding has made lives easier, getting investors for movies used to be a hassle until crowdfunding became an option. Here are 10 Kickstarter funded movies you must watch.

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Star Trek: Axanar

Star Trek: Axanar

Star Trek: Axanar is an independent film described as, “the story of Garth and his crew during the Four Years War, the war with the Klingon Empire that almost tore the Federation apart, and whose resolution solidified the Federation and allowed it to become the entity we know in Kirk’s time.” It follows a legendary Starfleet captain. A 20 minute short film, Prelude to Anaxar, is available for free on their Kickstarter page.

2

Blue Mountain State: The Movie

Blue Mountain State: The Movie

Blue Mountain State came to Kickstarter to raise funds for a feature length comedy film based on the popular TV series. The series ran on Spike for three seasons but was abruptly canceled. The team negotiated the rights to make the film and then turned to Kickstarter to raise money for the movie they knew their fans wanted.

3

Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here

WISH I WAS HERE is a dramatic comedy starring and directed by Zach Braff. Although he admitted that he could have gotten investors to fund the film, he wanted full creative freedom over what ended up in the movie and who was cast in it. He told fans to expect a continuation of the tone set by his previous film, Garden State.

4

The Veronica Mars Movie Project

The Veronica Mars Movie Project

The Veronica Mars Movie Project is something that fans and the team behind the show wanted for a long time. Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas did a great job promoting this project, using Twitter and other social media to rally fans and raise enough money to film a fitting ending to the Veronica Mars Series.

5

The Gamers: Hands of Fate

The Gamers: Hands of Fate

Natalie, one of the world's top Romance of the Nine Empires players, challenges Cass to win this year's championship to earn a date with her. As Cass trains to win the card tournament, several hardcore gamers raise the undead to win for themselves.

6

The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint

The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint

This new Spike Lee movie is described as, “A semi-genre film about ADDICTION. These people are ADDICTED to BLOOD. Yet however they are not VAMPIRES. It’s going to be SEXY, HUMOROUS and BLOODY. To me that’s a unique combination.” Spike’s Kickstarter video talks about how he had to raise money for films through networking before Kickstarter existed and defends the use of Kickstarter by celebrities.

7

Blue Ruin

Blue Ruin

When Dwight Evans, a drifter, learns about the brutal death of his parents, he sets out to visit his hometown to take revenge against his parents' murderer.

8

The Cyanide & Happiness Show

The Cyanide & Happiness Show

The Cyanide & Happiness Show was made by a group of animators who wanted to bring their comics to life but didn’t agree with the censorship that would have happened if they signed on with a TV network. Instead they decided to raise the funds themselves and create an online show for their fans. The show consists of 10-12 minute sketch comedy episodes.

9

Kung Fury

Kung Fury

Kung Fury is an action comedy about a super kung fu cop that takes place in Miami in the 1980s. The main character decides to travel back in time to kill Adolf Hitler but goes too far – back to the Viking Age. The trailer is entertaining and shows the spectacular visuals that the team wanted to bring to the film.

10

Con Man (web series)

Con Man (web series)

Con Man is an American comedy web series created, written, directed by, and starring Alan Tudyk. The series follows cult science fiction actor Wray Nerely (Tudyk), as he tours the convention circuit. Tudyk, one of the stars of the 2002 science fiction TV show Firefly, based Con Man loosely upon his own experiences.