"It was far and away, at that point, the biggest goal anyone had set at Kickstarter," says Taylor. "Frankly, it just seemed impossible."
The film raised a record $346,000. It will be released this April by Roadside Attractions.
Certainly, its success has something to do with its Christian themes. Allman plays a 19-year-old Texan who embarks on college in the Pacific Northwest, where his Christianity sticks out like a sore thumb.
"Kickstarter proved there was an audience for it," says Taylor, who pledged a personal thank you phone call to anyone who contributed $10 or more.
About a month ago, he finally finished the last of some 3,500 calls.
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