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Crowdfunded Veronica Mars movie proves you don’t need Hollywood

Produced and directed by Rob Thomas, “Veronica Mars” happens to be the first movie made by the fans themselves. The movie, which is based on the critically acclaimed ‘Veronica Mars’ TV series, hit the theaters on March 14, 2014. Interestingly, the movie has been released just 366 days after Rob Thomas started a crowdfunding campaign at Kickstarter. The campaign managed to raise $5.7 million from the fans of the popular UPN/CW series.

Using Kickstarter to fund film projects has gradually moved from the fringe to the mainstream as major film stars and Hollywood directors have turned to the crowd-funding site for support. Now Kickstarter is giving those films an even bigger spotlight by creating a special Kickstarter collection on iTunes. Like other films on iTunes from major movie studios, the Kickstarter iTunes page allows users to buy or rent a film in standard or high definition and includes trailers, detailed cast and crew information and user ratings.

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