Filmmaking / Directing : Let's talk about funding... by Renee Lucas Wayne

Renee Lucas Wayne

Let's talk about funding...

...those of you who write and shoot your own films, how did you fund them? crowdfunding? personal assets? 2nd mortgage? loans? credit cards? and do you raise ALL money up front, then shoot? pay-as-you-go? use the barter system with other artists?!

Sonny Budi Hardjoko

hai eric, thanks for connecting, i'm filmmaker from Indonesia

Nardz Belen

Crowdfunding for a movie production is a great encouragement. We call it co-production in the Philippines. And any well-meaning individual can join a movie production that is being offered for co-production and marketing.

Liam Lacy

Crowdfunding is pretty useful, but you need a good campaign to generate a sizeable amount of money. I'm primarily a writer, so at this point I write projects that can be made with minimal money and fuss. Therefore, they are more likely to spark the interest of filmmakers in an industry where for the vast majority of us, there isn't much money.

Nardz Belen

I agree with you, Liam! Sometimes, it's a question of values. A casino player doesn't mind losing thousands or even millions of pesos (our currency in the Philippines) . Yet, he or she will not even share in a P10,000.00 for the production of a good movie project.

Renee Lucas Wayne

@alle: i'm a newbie. what do you mean when you say ' If a project is on a royalty basis, then all people are royalty'? @eric: how short was your short? and when you say you shot it in a day, how many hours did you work, exactly. (p.s. i'm a little afraid of craigslist! LOL)

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