Kevin Smith during a recent Reddit AMA stated he doesn’t plan on using Kickstarter (or similar companies) to fund Clerks 3.
"As for funding the flick—we nearly Kickstarted the budget back in November (talked about at great length here). But now I’m feeling like that’s not fair to real indie filmmakers who need the help. Unlike back when I made CLERKS in ‘91, I’ve GOT access to money now—so I should use that money and not suck any loot out of the crowd-funding marketplace that might otherwise go to some first-timer who can really use it. So if I can get away with it, I’m gonna try to pay for CLERKS III myself. As much as I love the crowd-funding model, that’s an advancement in indie film that belongs to the next generation of artists. I started on my own dime, and if I’m allowed, I should finish on my own dime."
I applaud Kevin Smith for this. The site shouldn’t used used for celebrities who can receive funding much more easily than those who legitimately want to share their art