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This documentary follows the stories of entrepreneurs and creators from start to finish as they rally their communities, raise funds and then face the unparalleled pressure of delivering something that lives up to their own, and the crowd’s, expectations.

“At its core, Kickstarted is about much more than the rise of crowdfunding: It’s about the future of creativity and entrepreneurship.” ~Crowfund Insider

“We are in the midst of a revolution of entrepreneurial and creative freedom … [and it] is fueled, in a large part, by crowdfunding,” Jason Cooper, one of the project’s cofounders, told Mashable.

Director and Producer: Jason Cooper
Director and Producer: Jay Armitage
Producer: J.P. McMahon
Producer: Tristan Drew
Producer: Chris Gartin
Executive Producer: Kim Sherrell

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Kickstarted, a feature-length documentary that offers an incisive look into the crowdfunding revolution, is now available through Vimeo. Written and directed by Jay Armitage and Jason Maxwell Cooper, and produced by Armitage and Cooper in association with J.P. McMahon and Tristan Drew of A Common Thread, the film follows a musician, a filmmaker and a pair of inventors as they pursue their dreams through the transformative and sometimes baffling world of crowdfunding.Kickstarted can also be purchased via

Kickstarted reveals the potential and the limitations of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo through the experiences of real people who’ve turned to the sites to fund dream projects. At the center of the film is Brad Carter, a musician suffering from a neurological disease that took away his ability to play guitar. Carter launches a Kickstarter campaign to help finance the production of the album he hopes to make as he recovers.