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US filmmaker Freddie Wong breaks Indiegogo's record for web series with highest crowdfunding contributions

February 24
1:23 PM 2014

Freddie Wong broke the Indiegogo's record for web series crowdfunding on Saturday night when he wrapped up his campaign for Video Game High School (VGHS) with $900,907 in total contributions, according to The Wrap.

The US-based filmmaker's original funding goal for VGHS season three was $750,000. By hitting the $900,907-mark, Wong beat the record held by Bee & Puppy Cat, which raised $872,133 on Kickstarter, the report detailed.

According to VGHS, it now has over 65 million views on its websites. The Internet-based series is now being distributed via Blu-Ray, iTunes, DVD, Netflix, Sony PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Xbox LIVE. A third of Wong's total raised funding came from international backers across 40 countries, the report stated.

Wong said during the beginning of the campaign in January: "We wanted to make the final season of 'VGHS' our biggest season yet, and wanted to have flexibility and reach in terms of potential backers. Indiegogo's integration with PayPal as well as the ability to run the campaign off our own site made them an obvious choice for the optimal crowd funding platform of this project."

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