The movie was considered to have had been Kickstarter's most successful documentary project due to its funding ($662,640 over a period of four weeks).
The pendulum swung completely when that first movie came along, from being an actor and character-oriented Star Trek, to an effects-oriented Star Trek. And the feeling was, "we didn't have the money before. Now we got the money, we got to give them ...
The end credits list all of the contributors to the Kickstarter campaign which made this movie possible.