Hey guys. Well, I thought this day would never come, but my book Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers: Indie Film and the Power of the Crowd is now available. Well, the e-book has been available for the last few weeks, but the hard copy was on back order due to what my publisher called “inventory problems”. The good news is that the overwhelming number of pre-sales caused those inventory problems. So for those of you who ordered a copy in advance, you book has either landed or you’ll be receiving it any day now.
Now don’t let the title fool you. Crowdsourcing for Filmmakers is not just for content creators. It’s for actors, screenwriters, cinematographers, crew, producers and anyone looking to build a brand and an army of passionate supporters of that brand.
In this DIY world and with more content being created than ever before, it’s more important than ever that you understand how to find, enlist and move an audience in support of you and your projects. We’ll cover everything you need to know to make that happen with this book, the first ever on film crowdsourcing and one of the few selected to be published under the American Film Market (AFM) Presents banner.
To learn much more about what’s inside the book including the 3 remarkable case studies featured, how many different things you can crowdsource and why crowdsourcing is different from crowdfunding (but why crowdsourcing is the most vital aspect of any successful crowdfunding campaign), please watch the video below.
And to order the book, please check out the links below!
Thank you to all the amazing Stage 32’ers who have taken this two-year journey with me and who checked in from time to time to see if I was still sane. The answer is…mostly.
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This weekend we premiered the 2nd Annual Stage 32 Short Film Program in Los Angeles at the 2017 Hollyshorts Film Festival. In one word, it was inspiring. We had the pleasure of showcasing a program of 7 films representing 4 different countries - all with varying creativity. The audience included Stage 32 members and executives from Lionsgate, Samaco Films, Whitewater Films, Kodak, Legion M, CAA and more who all told us how blown away they were with the talent here in the Stage 32 community.
After the screening we brought the filmmakers up on stage to discuss their projects lead by our very own CEO Richard "RB" Botto. We wanted to share the Q&A which included (L-R):
“Six Letter Word” directed by Lisanne Sartor (US)
“Monsters” directed by Steve Desmond (US)
“Must Escape” directed by Vadyam Shapran (Ukraine)
"The Light in the Afternoon" directed by David Steiner (France), represented by Mathilde Chartier (France)
Congratulations again To The 2017 Stage 32 Short Film Program Filmmakers:
“Must Escape” directed by Vadyam Shapran (Ukraine) – A man discovers he’s the protagonist in a cliché, short student film and struggles to get out of it.
“Sisters” directed by Taylor Shortall (US) – Part exercise of passion, and part love letter, "Sisters" is a fragment of some lost, tragic opera.
“Monsters” directed by Steve Desmond (US) – Jenn lives in an underground bunker with her family, protected from the monsters that now ravage the world. This is the day that she goes outside…
“Eliza” directed by Mikko Lopponen (Finland) – When a vicious drug gang discovers they’ve been infiltrated by an undercover cop, they move in killing him and leaving his wife stranded – little did they know that they just signed their own death warrants.
“Dryad” directed by Thomas Vernay Cumulus (France) – The wind blows and lightning approaches ominously, while a knight escorts a damsel through the woods. He can sense the end is near.
"The Light in the Afternoon" directed by David Steiner (France) - He had no family, no father, no model. No one had told him life was just... that. When he ran into her after 7 years, she suggested it.
“Six Letter Word” directed by Lisanne Sartor (US) – An unlikely mother is forced to come to terms her young son’s autism after an unexpected encounter with one her johns.
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