In lieu of a single payer coming forward to finance their effort, filmmakers Al Nowakowski and Cat Jarboe are seeking to crowdsource their documentary, “The Good Doctor Young,” via a 30-day Kickstarter campaign.
So far, the effort has raised just more than $13,000 to produce the movie telling the life story of Chicago single-payer and civil rights activist Dr. Quentin Young, and the filmmakers have less than a week to reach their $30,000 goal before the Oct. 28 deadline.
“If you don't meet your goal, you get bupkis,” said director Nowakowski, explaining the rules of Kickstarter fundraising.
“It's not running up to our expectations,” he admitted. “But a lot can happen quickly and, from what I understand, a lot happens in the last 72 hours.”