Ok, so maybe making a movie isn’t quite as expensive as campaigning a top flight race or rally car, but the costs can easily eclipse those incurred by grass roots racers who’ve been known to fund their team by returning empties. Just ask Matt Johnston, who is making what might just be the first ever feature length movie about the U.S. National Rally Championship.
So far, Johnston has sunk ten grand of his own money into the project and anticipates that he will need close to $50,000 to complete the film. If these numbers aren’t high enough, remember that Johnston has done almost everything by himself and already owns much of the super expensive gear needed to shoot wickedly high quality video.
Rather than begging for donations like some artists, Johnston is looking for financial support in exchange for some pretty cool stuff. How cool? Well, if someone has the urge to try their hand at rallying, an $8,400 donation not only helps the project, but also lands their butt in a 2wd rally car for an actual rally. Instead of just blowing the money on renting a ride for the weekend, you can be a supporter of the rally arts! Of course those with slimmer wallets who just want to see some cool rally footage can donate as little as a dollar.
After you watch the video, head on over to the Easier said than done page and open your wallet!