Citizen Koch, a documentary about the influence of money in politics, closed its 30-day Kickstarter campaign with more than double its initial fundraising goal.
The film raised $169,522, surpassing its goal of $75,000. The money collected will be used to complete postproduction and for distribution and licensing costs.
Directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin took to Kickstarter after a dispute with the Independent Television Service over withdrawn financial support. ITVS reps say that Deal and Lessin changed the documentary’s storyline after ITVS approved $150,000 in funding. Deal and Lessin accused ITVS of withdrawing funding due to fears that the film would displease billionaire David Koch, who had previously withdrawn a large planned donation to New York’s WNET.