Hanks real name is Travis Swarts and he has used Kickstarter.com to fund his project which is here. His bio states - Travis Swartz is an independent filmmaker and avid fly fisherman living in Meridian Idaho. To date he has written, directed and produced three feature narrative films and was an editor & producer on the ESPN Documentary Out Of The Blue - A Story About Life & Football. He spends his free time in coffee shops and in rivers. His favorite place on earth is Silver Creek just down the road from Picabo, Idaho.
Swartz film “Fish On” is a feature film that documents the stories of a group of men with cancer who have come together for three days of healing, relaxing and fly fishing at a Reel Recovery Retreat at The Wildhorse Ranch in Mackay, Idaho. The films funding came by way of Kickstarter.com within 6 months of the original posting.
Here is a youtube video which talks about a video game that needs funding.
From Kickstarter's website - Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others.
Upon checking out the website, I looked to see if anyone in Nevada County has used this platform to fund a project. I found a game developer, a book creator and a short film maker who are currently looking for funding. I did correspond with two of them and they both were optimistic.
If you have a project that you have run short on money you may also want to give it a try as they have funded over 400 million dollars into a wide array of concepts.