I watch quite a few YouTubers, and recently saw that one of my favorites, Luke Cutforth, was making a big announcement at the end of July. Like a lot of others, I thought, “Great, another YouTuber book.” Not that it’s bad that YouTubers are writing books, but it seems like they’re all doing it at once.
Anyway, it wasn’t a book. Luke is actually making a film out of one of his favorite books – The Drowning of Arthur Braxton – which he explains that when he first read it, he wanted it to be a film. Now he’s getting the chance to actually direct that film.
That’s definitely cooler than a book.
So even though they’ve started filming already, there’s still a lot to be done in making this film, and they need a minimum of £75,000 (roughly $117,000) to make it happen. That’s where the Kickstarter campaign comes in.
It might seem like a lot, and these crowdfunded campaigns can be risky, but on the first day the project raised over a third of their goal. Now they have 27 days to go and they’re now around two thirds funded. I don’t think this would be a risk at all if you choose to donate.
Now, I personally have never read the book, so I cannot say I am a fan of the book and want to see it as a movie. I’ll probably read it at some point, maybe I won’t… I don’t know. What I do know is that I want to support one of my favorite YouTubers in making one of his dreams come true. And I do know that I cannot wait to see how the movie turns out (even if I don’t read the book first).