I’ve been slow to get involved in crowdfunding projects. I participated in Nick Cross’s film, and just got word that the revolve I pitched in on has gotten its budget. (Expect some smooth films once my current projects are worked off). I’m also an interested follower of the scifund projects, though I haven’t participated yet. And now a student has jumped in with a very cool project at startnext – a German crowdfunding site. I find the whole model incredibly appealing. It functions just as the pitching process at the academy does: cool projects build momentum and get made. So I have no doubt that Nicolas Palmer and his team will soon be making their film.