Crowdfunding for Tony Hawk Pro Skater Documentary Falls Short – Filmmakers Still Moving Forward
Not too long ago we reported about in-production documentary about the beloved Tony Hawk‘s Pro Skater franchise titled Pretending I’m a Superman. The film, involved by several of the creatives that shaped the skateboarding game series, had reached out on the crowdfunding site Indiegogo with the purpose of fully completing the project. Unfortunately, the Tony Hawk Pro Skater documentary did not reach its target of $75,000 in the campaign’s 30-day time limit. However, according to a statement on the film’s Twitter account, the filmmakers haven’t given up hope just yet.
— Pretending I’m a Superman (@THPSfilm) April 14, 2017
In the recent post, the producers thanked all the backers for their support after reaching $17,409, or 23% of their goal, calling it “a great learning experience”. The statement went on to reassure that all of the collected donations would still be going towards the making of the film, but admitted the finished product may be further down the line than originally intended.
Our plan was never to entirely rely on an Indiegogo campaign. If we would have received the full sum, the process of making the documentary may have gone faster, but we are in it for the long or short haul, regardless.”
It was also revealed that in the weeks since the positive fan and media response, numerous potential sponsors had come forward to possibly invest in the documentary, ensuring the film’s continued production for the time being. When any updates come to light, be sure to head back to Don’t Feed the Gamers to read all about it.
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