I have been hearing about (and participating in) some great “Success Stories” using Kickstarter lately so I have decided to share some of my favourites

I’ll be building this page over time as there are great campaigns starting everyday

Here are just a few and some of the key components that made them successful

Try some of these ideas for your next Kickstarter campaign and please let me know how I can help  (I just loooove to share)

This great graphic says it all (Got this one from Ariel Hyatt in New York)


Joshua Adam - Kickstarter Challenge ($3105 By 31/05)

Joshua Adam - Next Kickstarter Challenge ($5,000 By June 5)

Featured on CNN website –  “Make a pledge, Save the World”




Customised URL - Directed to the Kickstarter page


Excellent Promotional Videos - Very Engaging

You Tube Video - Everything Will Be Alright (Great Song - Great Message)

The compelling video - An “ESSENTIAL” ingredient

Some of the tweets from this Kickstarter campaign

Similar links with a different message - All using this hashtag #TheNightVisitor


THE KEY INGREDIENTS - Some tips from Mark Gantt


  • Daily update on the Kickstarter page to backers and the public
  • Press article covering the movie and the cat and the process and journey that they are on
  • A team of people with same goal willing to work 24/7 to get the job done
  • A willingness to change and open to feedback from others regarding the campaign
  • A clear call to action all the time 
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for people share and spread the word
  • A solid cohesive and visually appealing campaign across all social media that matches

Mark Gantt

Mark Gantt is best known for THE BANNEN WAY, which he co-wrote, produced and starred in, and has been an incredible success. Financed by Sony’s Crackle distribution arm, this unique Web Series/Feature Film included Academy Award Nominees, Robert Forster and Michael Lerner and Emmy winner Vanessa Marcil. Within the first ten weeks, it garnered over 14 million views and went on to win four Streamy Awards including Best Drama, Best Actor (Mark), Best Director and was nominated for two Webby awards and a BANFF Interactive Rockies Award. BANNEN is distributed internationally on VOD, DVD, iTunes and Amazon as a feature film.

Mark is currently pitching a TV series called THE PROGRAM, produced with Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills shingle (GRIMM, HOT IN CLEVELAND), David Simkins (WAREHOUSE 13, GRIMM) and creator Matt Lutz. Matt and Mark shot a ten-minute pilot presentation for THE PROGRAM starring Mark and Robert Forster (JACKIE BROWN, THE BANNEN WAY).