Fundraiser for film about Jarrett Mynear falls short, but project continues

A Kickstarter campaign to finance a movie about Jarrett Mynear fell short of its goal, but filmmakers plan to start filming this summer anyway.

About $14,000 of the $75,000 goal was pledged through Kickstarter, an online arts funding website for a movie about the child who crated Jarrett's Joy Cart, a traveling gift cart that continues to bring toys, books and games to children at Kentucky Children's Hospital.

Jeff Day of Lucky Day studios, which is working on the film, said Friday that he and his partner, Tom Lockridge, are looking for investors, including non-profits, for the project.

The group also has started a fiscal sponsorship through the Boston-based Filmmakers Collaborative. Those interested in donating can go to FilmmakersCollab.org/films/joycart/

Jarrett died in 2002 at age 13. He also inspired the DanceBlue marathon, put on by University of Kentucky students. The fundraising project has raised more than $3.5 million for the hospital.