Have you ever thought about a TV programme from the past and wished someone would bring it back again? Well in Sweden, you can do something about it.
Through website Reupp, you can search a database of old shows which have stopped running and pledge money to bring them back again. If nothing happens the campaign just keeps running, but if a decision is made to bring the show back, the crowdfunded cash is donated to the producers. The idea isn’t to fund a whole series, which would be impossible, but rather to provide a platform for a display of strength of support.
It’s an interesting idea and one with wider applications. Could you set up a site to crowdfund the reformation of bands or for inactive (but popular) authors to write new books or songwriters to write new songs? Perhaps something to think about.