Do you like what we do here at Argo One? Have you ever wanted to buy us lunch? Here’s your chance: say hello to the Argo One Tip Jar!
How it works:
Rather than go through a crowdfunding service, we’re accepting direct donations – but still handing out the same rewards you’d get through Kickstarter or Indiegogo. Because we’re only asking for money during active productions, our fundraisers will be held in blocks. Rewards will be given not for individual donations, but by how much you give during the entire block. Want to throw ten bucks at us all at once? Great! Want to give us a dollar a day for ten days? Great! Weird, but great!
Because we’re not using an outside site, we have to take your cash directly through PayPal. Short of chasing us down in the street and throwing nickels at us, this is the best way for us to take donations.
You can make a direct donation here, or by sending to argooneprod [at] gmail.com via PayPal.
Have problems donating, or just have some questions before you dip into your wallet? Just email that same address.
So let’s get started, shall we? Here’s our very first Tip Jar Project:
71 Minutes in a Bunker with the President of the United States
Our next feature starts filming in mid-April. Donations for this project will go toward location rental, food for cast and crew, and miscellaneous props. This fundraiser runs from March 23-May 26.
Here are the rewards. Remember: rewards will be given for total donations received during the entire run of the fundraiser. You don’t have to donate all at once!
Donate any amount: Your name will appear in a special “thank you” section in the closing credits!
Donate $10 or more: We’ll also send you a PDF of the script!
Donate $25 or more: You get the credits thing, the PDF thing, and we’ll send you two tickets to the premiere – and if you can’t make it, we’ll send you a link to watch the film online the same night!
Donate $50 or more: You get the credits thing, the PDF thing, the premiere thing, and we’ll send you a copy of the movie on DVD! (Sure, you’ll have to wait until we have a distributor, and we can’t guarantee when that will happen. But still. A DVD!)
Donate $100 or more: You get the credits thing, the PDF thing, the premiere thing, the DVD thing, and we’ll send you an official screenplay personally signed by the cast and crew!
Donate $250 or more: The credits thing, the PDF thing, the premiere thing, the DVD thing, the screenplay thing, and we’ll send you a prop used in the movie! (No, we don’t know what prop yet. We’re winging this one.)
Donate $500 or more: Something is seriously wrong with you. And we’re OK with that! If you give us a total of $500 before May 19, we’ll put you on camera as a featured extra in a scene we’re filming in Cincinnati the morning of Saturday, May 25. If you’re not in town that day, this reward ain’t for you. We have to cut off this reward a week early to ensure plans can be made for the day of filming. (And you get the credits thing, the PDF thing, the premiere thing, the DVD thing, the prop thing, and the signed screenplay thing!)
Donate $1,000 or more: Seek help. But before you do, we’ll list you in the credits as an associate producer! (And you get all the other stuff, too!)
Donate $10,000 or more: Nobody is ever going to go for this one. We don’t encourage it. We don’t expect it. It’ll even be a hassle for both of us, because now we’re entering tax form territory. This level is here just because, you know, hey, why not. If you actually give us this much cash, you’ll get all the stuff above, but your credit will be executive producer. We will also produce a special short video in which the cast and crew will declare you the smartest, most attractive person alive. And we’ll name a character in our next movie after you.
Make a direct donation here, or by sending to argooneprod [at] gmail.com via PayPal.
Please note: any money sent through the Tip Jar is a non-refundable donation, not an investment. You’re supporting independent filmmaking and receiving nifty gifts as a thank you. The Tip Jar is not a method of investing in the financial side of the film’s release. Cool? Cool.