Financing / Crowdfunding

From all facets of a traditional raise to soft money to crowdfunding strategies, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice regarding raising funds for a project.

Any suggestions?

This is my first time fundraising and I'm trying to raise a small budget for a Hollyshorts entry. I have a facebook page and an Indiegogo page. Open to ideas and suggestions on how to reach out and connect with people who like to help fund small independent filmmakers. I am also open to people reviewing what I am doing and taking critique. Thanks!

Raymond Zachariasse

Maybe trying getting your feet wet with 48hours?

Anna Ebell

James. I saw Richard Botto last weekend at the Seattle Film Summit and got an autographed copy of this book. It's amazing! The summit was so inspiring and why I found this place.

Anna Ebell

Thanks, Dan, wonderful suggestions. I agree if people don't care about the project and then why would they contribute.

Dan MaxXx

I saw one campaign by a young NYC filmmaker who introduced his mother making home cooked meals for the crew. I thought that was kinda neat. Showed his family support. I donated $20 just cause of the mom.

Anna Ebell

Dan, I love it. Make people get to know who we are as people and they'll be more inclined to want to see what we do.

Director / Writers doing their own project.

I'd like to hear the FEEDBACK from other directors/writers based on what have worked for you: SCENARIO A - With a solid screenplay, assembling a team of name actors, DP, Art director, ect as the "hook" to get executive producers on board, in order to finance the film via private investors or film stu ...

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Erik A. Jacobson

Investors base their decision on whether to fund a film based primarily on your own track record. Period. What films (short or feature) have you been involved with that have made a decent profit? If n...

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Ken Koh

Raised 5k from crew, cast, self and small business and made a film that made all it's money back. After that I got 14k to make a documentary that sold and made back all it's money. After I got 67k to...

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Dan MaxXx

Scenario "C" for me. Never been good enough for "A" or "B".

Doug Nelson

I'm thru C, nearing the end of B but I'm veering off into another direction now. Success (at anything) requires desire, diligence, determination, knowledge (more than just school learnin'), personalit...

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Looking Ahead- 2018 Goals and Projects

The year is coming to a close, and we all begin to reflect what has been accomplished in 2017. Do you feel accomplished? Have some of your goals been crossed off your list? What were your greatest moments of the year? I wanted to do something experimental and different today, reach out on Stage 32 an ...

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Why is it so hard finding investors

I've been working very hard with my partner we had one investor for a project that we were on the homestretch of getting funded yet the investor requires an escrow of 10% I wish it was a bit easier to get the projects funded

Michael Giordano

I came across some material from John Cones. His specialty was getting funding for films. Hope this helps and guides you: http://www.filmfinanceattorney.com

Oracle Laura

In just 4 years I've been approached by over 30 producers who offered to give me my own TV Series & when I finally signed with one now he's going thru the same situation trying to get interested inves...

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Ken Koh

It's business. First you make a small film that actually makes money, with that data it's easier to get funding. Unless you have a big name, incredible script, nothing is more powerful than receipt sa...

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Vitaly Kozlov

It's all about the track record. No past results you have to put your own skin in a game and get some viable producers on board to make it happen. The rest is blah, blah.

Doug Nelson

Show me what you've done in the past - then & only then can we have a discussion.

Seed and Spark

Attention, Filmmakers: Crowdfunding Platform Seed&Spark Has Thousands of Dollars It Wants to Give You For Your Film http://www.indiewire.com/2017/12/filmmakers-seed-spark-grants-loans-inve...

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Attention, Filmmakers: Crowdfunding Platform Seed&Spark Has Thousands of Dollars It Wants to Give You For Your Film
Attention, Filmmakers: Crowdfunding Platform Seed&Spark Has Thousands of Dollars It Wants to Give You For Your Film
Exclusive: Seed&Spark is teaming up with the Duplass Brothers, WeTransfer, Bow and Arrow Entertainment, 3311Pictures, and The Orchard to offer fresh funding. It's Seed&Spark's birthday, but filmmakers…
Is this the start of a new way to raise money for film, or a blip on the radar?

As a filmmaker, I watched traditional Crowdfunding, such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo, force the film industry in an exciting direction. And as someone who ran a Kickstarter campaign back in 2010, I can attest to its raw power. It was crazy. Stars like Zack Braff were pitching their projects, and i ...

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Cryptid
Cryptid
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Erik A. Jacobson

This option has been around for awhile but I've never heard of anyone raising substantial funds using it. Is a PPM necessary?

Brad Rego

Not specifically. Because this isn't Regulation D, the requirements are less extreme, but the portal that files with the SEC does have an offering document that outlines some of the information that you see in a PPM.

Book recommen

Hi...looking for a good book on crowdsourcing...not crowdfunding, as I know what that is.

Need to know how to promote my work, create and keep an audience.

Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions.

Ken Koh

How about a free video course on it http://jumpcut.com/1/skz6okb/video-1

Janet Elizabeth Swainston

sounds good Ken

Janet Elizabeth Swainston

Ken, just watched the first video...your suggestion is aces!

Ken Koh

All my kids are studying this course to be the next big thing.

BODY and SOUL: A cinematic movie made only with smartphones
BODY and SOUL: A cinematic movie made only with smartphones.
BODY and SOUL: A cinematic movie made only with smartphones.
Simon Horrocks is raising funds for BODY and SOUL: A cinematic movie made only with smartphones. on Kickstarter! We have accepted the challenge to make a 90 minute cinematic movie using only smartphon…
Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

They'll be able to do it. "Tangerine" (2015) was shot on the iPhone 5S using the Moondog Anamorphic lens and Filmic Pro app (it's on Netflix); Bentley cars shot a long form commercial using the 5S and FilmicPro app. So they'll be good after raising their financing.

Ken Koh

Red's upcoming smartphone will be modular and be able to expand filming capabilities https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/8/2/16084142/red-hydrogen-o......

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Debbie Croysdale

Interesting news “Red” has a smartphone coming. So much can be done with smartphones now Im surprised more schools don’t teach film making with them. Yeah....I know phones have built in instruction pr...

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Ken Koh

Personally, I am numb to the spectacle of high production value films, just want to see a good story.

Debbie Croysdale

@Ken In most part I agree. Emotion cannot be bought by expensive cameras. Yet we need to know how to work the darn things in the first place. Character and Story are Key admittedly but it doesn’t harm to guild the lily.

Private Lenders

Has anyone else been contacted about private loans on here? Not trying to be overly pessimistic here, but the alarm bells are going off.

Brian Alan DeLaney

Every so often spammers come around fishing for... I really don't know what, personal information, I guess. I usually just report them and they magically disappear off the site.

Money

If you need advice ask for money. If you need money ask for advice.

How do you find investors?

Many years ago I shot a 10-minute promo trailer which helped launched my first feature-film. The trailer cost $40,000. The feature: $1.5m. We shot the trailer on 35mm over 4 days with a volunteer cast & crew of over 150 people. This was in 1996, long before the digital age changed everything! In try...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Christoppher;
There is a book called 'BANKROLL'- How to finance your Independent film. By Tom Malloy. It is my BIBLE as I try to get my (3) copyrighted screenplays produced and distributed. I believe it is $24.95 on AMAZON. I got mine at the NYU bookstore. Good luck.

Funding

“A typewriter needs only paper; a film, requires subsidiary equipment by the truckload and...several hundreds of technicians. That is always the central fact about the filmmakers opposed to any other artist: he can never afford his own tools.”
– Orson Welles

Darjan Petrović

Try fishing instead

JD Hartman

Even if you could afford all your "tools", the result wouldn't be very good. Going to write, produce, direct, shoot, act, edit, etc. etc. all yourself?

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