Womp: Shemar Moore Cancels Kickstarter Campaign After Failing To Raise $1.5 Million For Romantic Comedy
And to think, Shemar Moore went to all that trouble, made a fancy fundraising trailer for his movie, and folks still didn’t open up their wallets. But can you blame them? Everybody and their mothers who have money are asking folks who don’t have much to help them make a movie. But I digress…
Charing Ball told you guys a while back about Moore’s Kickstarter campaign to get a movie called The Bounce Back brought to the big screen. Here’s what we got from his creepy trailer in May plot-wise:
“a romantic comedy about a relationship expert/widower, who has written a book on why single women can’t find a man and then meets the “perfect” girl, which makes him renounce all the advice he has been parroting to others in his relationship book.”
The movie is supposed to star Moore as the relationship expert, alongside Nadine Velazquez, who was Denzel Washington’s flight attendant love interest in the first part of Flight. Despite Moore’s best efforts to woo you to help out, according to Shadow and Act, he only raised about $250,000 out of his goal of $1.5 million before finally going ahead and canceling the whole campaign. While he clearly wasn’t going to make $1.5 million, he should pat himself on the back, as $250k is a lot for anybody to get from folks in this economy. But alas, because he didn’t meet his full goal, Kickstarter demanded that the money was returned to donors as part of their policy.
Therefore, Moore has taken his film to the other fundraising site IndieGoGo, and is now asking for less than half of his original goal, this time trying to get just $500,000 from somebody. According to Shadow and Act, he’s already managed to get $260,000, but he only has 17 days left to reach his full goal. But even if he doesn’t, Moore will get to keep whatever he manages to get from fans. Now you see why he ran to IndieGoGo after all.
I know it can’t be easy to ask for help from fans to raise money for the work you want to do, but can we be honest? This movie sounds like every advice book movie (Think Like A Man, Breakin’ All The Rules) and real-life black-man-giving-black-women-advice-on-love story people have been watching and reading about for years now. I don’t see anybody getting hype about the plot so far. We won’t count him out, but we sure aren’t about to lend a penny to any of this.
Do you think he’ll meet his goal? Would you watch a movie like this?