Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Film financing in the internet age

Yesterday, I put up Dany Boy - the film on indiegogo.com, a crowdfunding site.  Crowdfunding, (who gets to coin these new words anyway?), is the latest way to finance worthy projects from interested participants.  It's an extension of social media in that you're presenting your project to the world and anyone who's interested and into supporting causes of some kind, can find yours and decide whether they want to kick in a few bucks to get it off the ground.

Almost more importantly, those who support your project probably represent 100 to 1000 times the number of people in the potential audience for the film, in this case.

Within hours of putting it up, Dany Boy - the film received a $100 donation which goes towards casting costs.  The supporter will receive a few perks, like an autographed DVD and one sheet of the film.

I'm amazed and gratified by this kind of support and it's given me a real confidence boost as I push forward into the financing phase of the film.

Hope you check it out and consider helping us!

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