I'm a filmmaker, and probably like most of you, have spent most of my career looking for money. For my most recent project I had made a few deals where I still needed to raise a 1/3 of my budget ($100k) myself in order for the rest of the money to kick in. I decided to try a new route to do it. Equity Crowdfunding through Reg CF. If you haven't heard of it, it just became legal few year ago, and it's like a Kickstarter, but instead of donations you are actually selling equity in your film, and so it is considered an investment. I loved the idea and set about learning more. Unfortunately because it has to be filed through the SEC, there is much more red tape than a Kickstarter or Indiegogo, and that makes it harder for filmmakers. So there wasn't much to go on. I only found two movies that reached their goal. A Christmas movie and a Christian movie. That's it. Two. Well, I'm happy to say, make that three. I have so far raise approximately $150k through my equity investment campaign: (www.startengine.com/cryptid)
Since that time I have been asked to speak at a couple conferences about it.
My question to the Stage32 community is, is this something that you folks would be interested in hearing about? I was considering contacting Stage32 and setting up some kind of webinar, but only if there is interest.
Let me know your thoughts.