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Shoot the Moon: A documentary feature film

A project in Brooklyn, NY by Shoot The Moon

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A documentary film about building the biggest thing ever - an elevator to space. Coming Fall 2015.
Backers: 515
Average Pledge Per Backer: $72

Funded: $37,337 of $37,000
Dates: Sep 23rd -> Oct 23rd (30 days)
Project By: Shoot The Moon
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Latest News

Only 23 hours left, and we’re just $3,342 away from our goal! We can get there!

October 20th - via:
Happy Hump Day!  We’re exhausted over here at Shoot The Moon HQ. It’s been a grueling month, but we’re thrilled that we are so close to being able to finish this film. We’re within striking distance of our goal thanks to the generosity of... (Read More)

Bigger Challenge, Higher Stakes - 5 Days Left

October 17th - via:
113 new backers by Monday = $5,000 bonus for Shoot The MoonAs I type this, we’re sitting at 54% of our goal. With Kickstarter most of the action is at the end of the campaign. We’re here at the home stretch. Five days left to Shoot The Moon!... (Read More)

Meet The Filmmakers and Ask Us Anything!

October 14th - via:
The campaign is going so well! We’re over 50%, with hundreds of backers. If everyone convinced one person to back at $15, we’d be made in the shade! Here’s some big news: 1) Benjamin and Idil are headed to Seattle this week to film some more... (Read More)

Sprint to 400 backers — $2,000 is on the line!

October 9th - via:
Hi, everyone! Our 400 backer challenge is coming down to the wire. If we manage to add 99 new backers by midnight tonight, two folks will each give $1,000! We could be $2,000 closer to our goal in the blink of an eye. Please ask friends, family,... (Read More)

New Video, New Challenge!

October 7th - via:
Space elevators in competition at the Space Elevator Conference Today we have a new video that gets way more detailed about our project, and we have a new challenge. We need you to share it with everyone you know! Here's why: Inspired by the... (Read More)

Collectibles, a new video, Google Hangout, AMA and another challenge

October 6th - via:
This is the work of Charles Adams, our miniature builder. Image courtesy of Thanks to all 255 of you we’ve raised 43% of our goal with less than half of the campaign finished! We really appreciate your support. Here’s what’s... (Read More)


September 30th - via:
Some exciting news: An anonymous backer promised to give an extra $2000 toward our campaign on the condition that we get to 200 backers by midnight tonight, PST. That's where you come in: we need as many backers as we can get. At the time of this... (Read More)

We've Achieved Liftoff, Help Us Achieve Escape Velocity

September 29th - via:
This weekend brought three big pieces of news for our campaign: 1) We hit triple digits! More than 100 people have put their money behind our film. It’s not enough, but it’s an amazing start. 2) We were selected by the Kickstarter staff as a... (Read More)

Thanks! Now we need a favor...

September 25th - via:
LiftPort's #RobotNeil being bench-tested. Thanks for believing in our film! There are now 80 backers and we’ve raised over 20% of our goal, all in the first two days of our campaign! Now is when the real work starts. The goal of our Kickstarter is... (Read More)

Shoot the Moon Documentary Trailer: Building an Elevator to Space

September 25th - via:
Watch the Shoot the Moon trailer. The Kickstarter-funded documentary follows LiftPort's attempt to build an elevator to space. (Read More)

The space elevator hasn't been built, but it's already getting its own documentary

September 23rd - via:
'Shoot the Moon' documentary is seeking money on Kickstarter to film another bold Kickstarter project's attempt (Read More)

One Company's Plan to Build a Space Elevator to the Moon

September 23rd - via:
If you dream of seeing regularly scheduled missions to the Moon, you’re not alone. While some companies are taking a more conventional approach, like developing rockets specially-designed to lower launch costs, other space-bound firms are pursuing less traditional means. Enter LiftPort: a company that hopes to build a space elevator system designed to greatly simplify missions to the Moon. (Read More)

‘Shoot the Moon’, A Documentary About the Quest to Build an Elevator to Outer Space

September 23rd - via:
Shoot the Moon is an upcoming documentary directed by Brooklyn-based filmmaker Benjamin Harrison that tells the story of Michael Laine and David Shoemaker of the LiftPort Group, who are attempting to build an elevator to outer space. The invention — which would be the first of its kind — could help dramatically reduce the cost of space travel. (Read More)

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