I’m a big fan of Kickstarter and Pledgemusic – really the whole fan-funded model. I’ve backed several projects, such as Mike Doughty’s new album where he is recording a new take on Soul Coughing songs.
So I just backed Zach Braff’s project to film a new movie called “Wish I Was Here.” His intro video was pretty hilarious and had some great cameos. The list of backer swag is very cool – you can even pledge your way into the cast ($10k). Although, I doubt that investment would get you a career in making movies, but it’s very cool!