Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Documentary Falls Short of Funding Goal on Indiegogo; Will Still Proceed as Planned
After launching a crowdfunding campaign last month, an upcoming Tony Hawk's Pro Skater documentary will continue despite falling short financially.
Reigning supreme in the late 1990s and early 2000s in the era of extreme sports games, the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series were landmark titles during their generation, with an independent documentary exploring their history and development not quite reaching its funding goal, but still to proceed as planned.
The independent documentary Pretending I’m A Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story, which debuted through a crowdfunding project on Indiegogo, has concluded its project on the platform with a total of $17,409 in funding from 291 backers, falling far below the $75,000 funding goal posted by the project (23% of the total).
Unlike projects funded on Kickstarter, however, Indiegogo is not an “all-or-nothing” venture, with the documentary’s production team still planning to follow through on the project, despite coming up short in crowdfunding.
Specifically, a statement from the film’s production explained that though the project fell short on Indiegogo, the team said it was “a great learning experience and your feedback as been the best,” with the team deciding to end the campaign completely and use the funds collected (along with the team’s own investments in the project) to complete the film, rather than extending or re-launching the project again.
Despite the setbacks, the team explained that their plan “was never to entirely rely on an Indiegogo campaign,” and though the funding goal would have helped in making the documentary production faster, but the team has assured that “we are in it for the long or short haul, regardless,” as sponsors and other investors have expressed interest in bringing the project to life.
For more information on Pretending I’m A Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story, you can click here and head over to the film’s Indiegogo project, along with checking out the trailer below:
— Tony Hawk Games Doc (@THPSfilm) April 14, 2017