Directed by Michele Josue
A documentary by a close personal friend, examining the aftermath of Matthew Shepard's tragic death.
Amount Raised on Kickstarter: $60,414
Production Notes: Josue and her friends created celebratory dance videos at different stages of the fundraising campaign and posted them on her Kickstarter page to thank her donors.
Directed by Sini Anderson
A documentary about the life of iconic riot grrrl, Kathleen Hanna.
Amount Raised on Kickstarter: $61,455
Production Notes: One of Anderson's largest donations came, surprisingly, from Kate Nash. The singer-songwriter, who's cited Hanna in interviews as an influence, gave $5,000 to the project.
Directed by Michael Stabile
A documentary on the gay porn mogul who helped found the Human Rights Campaign.
Amount Raised on Kickstarter: $28,430
Production Notes: After the first week of his Kickstarter campaign, Stabile quickly edited an entirely new trailer to post on his page. The first one, a “VH1 Behind-the-Music” trailer as he calls it, was too salacious to draw support from strangers.