Any Back to The Future fans out there? You’re in for a treat. The ‘Power of Love’ is strong in this episode! We meet director Jason Aron to discuss his fantastically successful Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a real labour of love, a feature-length documentary called Back in Time about the greatest time-travel trilogy of all time, Back to the Future.
Jason shares behind-the-scenes tales of meeting Michael J Fox, the inspirational role the famous DeLorean played in getting his project started, and talks about what he’s learned along the way of what’s been a 2 ½ year journey from concept to screen.
Jason and his team wanted to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter …But… by the end of their campaign they had raised 1.21 gigawatts of excitement from 2,383 backers who between them pledged more than $143,000. Great Scott!
Since the interview, Jason has successfully sold the rights to his film and the release date is October 21, 2015 – the very date that Marty McFly visited in Back to The Future 2!
So we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did. Lots here to learn when it comes to crowdfunding – and who can resist a chance to reminisce about Back To The Future – the movie that Steven Spielberg once described as ‘defining the taste of buttered popcorn’?