Check out the stats put out by Kickstarter. Statistics (April 28, 2009 — January 1, 2013)
- Total pledged: $102.7 million
- Total collected: $85.7 million
- Total backers: 891,979
- Funded projects: 8,567
In the past three years, nearly 900,000 people have pledged their support to an independent filmmaker on Kickstarter, pledging more than $100 million to features, documentaries, shorts, webseries, and other film and video projects. Nearly $60 million has been pledged in the past 12 months alone. Not Bad!