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Chris Lowell surpasses Kickstarter goal in one day

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Chris Lowell may be the less popular Veronica Mars boyfriend, but the Enlisted star clearly has his fair share of fans. Lowell raised over $78,000 on his first day on Kickstarter. His goal was only $63,021.

No, it’s not for a Veronica and Piz spinoff. Lowell, also a prolific photographer, directed his first feature Beside Still Waters. Lowell writes that it’s “a movie about drinking and dancing. Laughter and secrets. Sex, drugs, mischief and regret. A movie about friendship.” Over the past two years, Lowell cast, shot, and edited the movie and needs to raise funds for “deliverables,” which, he explains, include “insurance, cleaning dust & scratches, music rights, closed captioning.”

The success of Veronica Mars‘ record-breaking crowd funding effort was not lost on Lowell. He wrote: “until the incredible success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign, none of us ever dreamed of such an energetic, devoted group of supporters, capable of bringing a story like this to life. That’s the support we need now. Help us take these last few steps.”

In less than 24 hours, he exceeded his goal. “I’m so flattered by the interest in the fine art photo reward and had no idea it’d sell out so quickly,” he wrote on the Kickstarter page. “Thank you all for valuing this art. It’s very humbling.”

Beside Still Waters stars Reid Scott, Britt Lower, Will Brill, and Beck Bennett, and there are still 34 days to go on the Kickstarter campaign.