I'm looking for some advice on getting funding for our micro-budget feature. We have an experienced crew, I (director/producer) have some clout to my name, and we have an amazing script. What we need is some investment money, and while there are some film grants up here in Canada, I was curious what advice everyone else might have on finding some funding (up to $500k CDN maximum). I've spent a lot of time looking for a script like this, and oh damn does it have a lot of potential. I have snapped up the option rights.
In terms of finding money I am going to:
- build a pitch package for "playful" investors with disposable income (lawyers, doctors, dentists) at $1k to $50k)
- join some angel investor groups and appeal to potential investors based off our pitch packages and abilities
- apply for some Canadian film grants if necessary
- build a proper pitch package to be used online for sites and boards like this. (WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOME SAMPLES IF ANYONE HAS ONE)
Anyways, this is just a start, but I would love any feedback, advice, or ideas from you folks who do this for a living! Also, feel free to check out my reel at www.matthewdirects.com
Thanks for your time and advice!
A Friendly Canadian,