“Priced Out” Wants to Raise 30 Percent of Kickstarter Funds on Wednesday

 In “Priced Out,” Nikki Williams, the focus of original film, leaves Portland in search of a new black community.

In “Priced Out,” Nikki Williams, the focus of original film, leaves Portland in search of a new black community.

We’re all set to launch our Kickstarter campaign this Wednesday, July 22, and we have to raise 30 percent of our goal on the very first day.

Priced Out: 15 Years of Gentrification in North/Northeast Portland is the sequel to our 2002 film NorthEast Passage: The Inner City and the American Dream.

Read the review of the original film in the Willamette Week: HERE

I started filming in March of this year, doing everything out of pocket and on a shoestring budget.  Co-producer Spencer Wolf and I hope to raise $10,000 with Kickstarter. That money would go to pay off equipment loans and give us the ability to hire some folks to help out. Wolf and I intend to volunteer our time as much as possible.

The trick will be raising at least $3,350 on the very first day. Kickstarter likes to see projects raise a third of their money on day one. If they do, it’s more likely that Kickstarter will promote the project on its own website and network.

Either way, we’ve got 30 days to raise all the funds. If we fall short, all the money goes back to the funders. It’s all or nothing with Kickstarter. Wolf and I are keeping our fingers crossed.

Read more about the project: HERE

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Now the countdown begins.