Shortly after the release of the film I thought it was worth trying to use a pay-wall to raise a little extra funds for the festival circuit costs. A few people did chip-in but not nearly enough to make it worth holding back the content for too long. The feature also has a monthly cost, and without enough contributors it wasn't even covering itself. So turning off the paywall actually saves money. I held off for as long as I felt it was worthwhile, but it was time to stop paying for a feature that was costing more than it was making. The website itself is still costing money to keep it going but not as much. That will stay up, as promised, for some time to come.
On a related note, I've accepted a full time job again. With an income again the costs and donations related to the running of this site and the festival run are put into perspective and it's not worth putting in the time to chance them much. This goes back to one of my earliest tips related to making a short film... a day job is a far more efficient source of funding than any grants, donations or Kickstarter campaigns.
Thank you to all those that have donated. But now it's time for me to earn back all those spent savings.