No I’m not quoting Michael Jackson. Ever since I was a kid I’ve always been good at everything. Things just come natural to me, whether it’s learning a new game, school, sports, whatever I put my mind to, I was good at it. But as I get older, I realize that’s there is one thing that has always eluded me. Asking for help. I suck at it.
Today is the last day for our IndieGogo campaign. I’m pretty sure we would have reached our goal by now had I personally reached out to people, but I decided against it and here’s my thinking. I didn’t want to put people on the spot and make them feel like they had to donate to my film project. Instead I went through a third party company and sent out a “form letter” to everyone on my Facebook list. It was very impersonal but it allowed me to spread the word about the project and allowed people to contribute if they wanted to without pressure. I’m sure it has offended some of you, because either it was the first time you’ve ever heard from me (for people who don’t know me) or we’re close friends and you’re like, “what the hell is this third party bullshit?!”
So for a guy who doesn’t like to ask for help, it took a lot to put a personal art project on a crowd funding site and publicly ask for assistance. And when people give too much to my fundraising campaign, I feel guilty and tell them to take it back. I suck at this. I’m glad today is the last day so I don’t have to feel like I’m standing on a street corner panhandling. I’m not that guy. Just know that I have a black book with everyone’s name and what they’ve contributed and when I’m able to, I will repay them tenfold. I know that the people who have contributed don’t expect anything in return. They did it because they love me, believe in me and rooting for me. I can’t ask for better people in my life. I am blessed. I hope to bless theirs in return.
There’s 14 hours left if you wish to help out with our film project.