There's a Kickstarter for a Documentary About Extreme Kickstarter Backers

PHOTO: A documentary about the Unsung Heroes of crowd funding is seen in this video grab featured on Kickstarter.Kickstarter
A documentary about the Unsung Heroes of crowd funding is seen in this video grab featured on Kickstarter.

Try and wrap your head around this one:

There's now a Kickstarter for a documentary about extreme Kickstarter backers.

The meta project was started by filmmaker Ana Barredo, who is trying to raise $20,000 by Sept. 18 so she can work on her documentary, "Backers," about the people she calls the "heroes of crowdfunding."

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"It's not like they're millionaires sitting on dough," Barredo told ABC News of the "extreme backers" she has interviewed. "I have a couple of friends who did Kickstarter campaigns and most of them have had successful campaigns so I was so fascinated at the number of people who put money into it. Strangers who don't know who they are."

Barredo could use a few "extreme backers" of her own. A little more than a week into the project, she's raised 5 percent of her goal.

Through her interviews, Barredo said she discovered a variety of reasons why "extreme backers" continue to put blind faith in a stranger's project.

"Some of them are really wanting to help people out, especially with the inventions," Barredo said.

Then there are the rewards. Whether it's bragging rights, a t-shirt or a donor getting their hands on an early prototype, Barredo said they play a factor in how people invest in projects.

Finally, there's what Barredo calls the "completest mentality" where people donate just enough money to help a project meet its funding deadline. The move is especially vital since Kickstarter only releases the funds if a project's deadline has been met.

While some people obsessively check Kickstarter looking for new projects to back, Barredo said she wants to make it clear that she views the "addiction" in a positive light.

"There are worse things you can be addicted to," she said. "Helping people? I can't really knock that."