Tagged: film

Renaissance Brewing Equity Crowdfunding on Snowball Effect (Infographic)

Renaissance Brewing Snowball Effect

Equity crowdfunding rifled out of the gate in New Zealand with one of the most popular sectors to utilize the new form of raising capital:  Beer.  Renaissance Brewing, founded by iconoclastic Americans who decided to set up a brewery in the land of the Kiwi made NZ history when they launched their funding round on… Read More

Brief: Popular Film Project “Blue Mountain State: The Movie” Secures Additional Investors

Blue Mountain State

Blue Mountain State:  The Movie, is based off the incredibly popular television series that ran on Spike TV for three years.  The project was reanimated by creator Eric Falconer by hitting the pages of Kickstarter where he crowdfunded $1.9 million.  Blue Mountain State is the 3rd most funded film ever on Kickstarter – just after… Read More

Syndicate Room Explains Investing in the Simon West Film “Salty”

Salty Funding Round SyndicateRoom

Equity crowdfunding platform Syndicate Room has shared an interesting depiction as to how investors in a film may enjoy some healthy returns.  Of course this is all predicated on the fact the film is a decent production (although we all know a lot of bad films make a lot of money). Syndicate Room listed this interesting… Read More

CineStill Launches Kickstarter to Raise $360,000 For Medium Format Film; Quickly Leaps to $44,000

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Earlier this week, Hollywood-based company CineStill’s hit Kickstarter to raise funds for a new medium format film, 800Tungsten with a crowdfunding campaign. Within days, the campaign reached well over $43,000 thanks to nearly 450 backers. According to its campaign, the 800Tungsten is “a high speed color film created for still photography in low light.” The film is already… Read More

English Director Michael Apted Turns to Indiegogo For Third Film in “Married in America” Series

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Michael Apted, is looking to the crowd for his new project. UP director has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 For his third film in the Married in America series. While describing the film on the campaigns website, Apted shared, “In 2001, I began to follow nine American couples on the verge of marriage.  I always… Read More

Seed&Spark Hits the Road to Share the Power of Crowdfunding Independent Film

Emily Best CEO of Seed&Spark at SXSW

60-day 30-city Road Show to Teach Filmmakers About Crowdfunding and Distribution. Seed&Spark, the first crowdfunding and transactional VOD platform made just for independent film, is taking their show on the road with a 60-day 30-city tour to bring their ‘Crowdfunding to Build Independence’ class all over the country. In a public statement Seed&Spark’s founder and CEO Emily… Read More

CEO & Founder of Roc Noir Launches New Indiegogo Campaign About Singularity University; Raises $24,000 First Three Days

The University

Ready to give the world an inside look at the unaccredited teaching organization, Singularity University, a group of filmmakers have launched their own crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for a new feature documentary, The University. According the campaign’s description, The University tells the story of the students, the faculty, and how Singularity University teaches to confront… Read More

Film: How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town Cruises Past $100K, Organizers Celebrate with Naked Run

How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town

As Indiegogo describes it, this is the crowdfunding campaign “everyone is talking about”:  How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town. So the organizers launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $70,000 CAD to fund this feature film by Jeremy LaLonde.  The team promised to do a naked run of their own and video tape… Read More

Kickstarter Film Fest – Los Angeles

Free and open to the public! Join us for an evening of film, food, art, music, tech, and other Angeleno eccentricities — all made with Kickstarter. Before the screening, some of our favorite LA-based creators will show off everything from gourmet reuben sandwiches to a mobile astronomical observatory to the “world’s fastest hot tub.”

Production Team For Gosnell Film Hires Writer


Just a couple months after its controversial crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo broke records, the production team for the film Gosnell has announced they have hired bestselling novelist Andrew Klavan to write the script about the infamous abortion doctor, Kermit Gosnell. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Klavan also wrote Don’t Say a Word, which was made into movie… Read More

Disney Veteran Animators Hit Indiegogo To Finish 2D Short Film

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Although 2D films are a thing of the past, according to Disney, a group of animators from the production giant have launched a $80,000 crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their steampunk-themed short film Hullabaloo to life. Within a few days, the project surpassed its initial goal and raised $116,129 from close to 3,000 backers. Hullabaloo is a 2D, also… Read More

Indiegogo Hits Toronto for International Film Festival

TIFF Indiegogo Happy Hour

Indiegogo is doing their annual pilgrimage up north to Canada hitting the streets of Canada’s largest city for the Toronto International Film Festival or TIFF. As the cottagers slip back into their Fall routines one thing they may look forward to are the cool films at the Fest starting this week.  The 11 day “whirlwind”… Read More

Korn Guitarist to Introduce “HOLY GHOST” at Saturday’s World Premiere Experience

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Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the hit God Adventure trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS, is challenging Hollywood’s established business model with the debut of its Kickstarter-funded, faith film for Millennials, HOLY GHOST. This coming Saturday, September 6th, Wanderlust Productions is presenting the film’s world premiere experience, a live, one-time digital event… Read More

Phundee Crowdfunding Dedicated to Independent Arts & Entertainment Opens for Business

Phundee Open for Business

Phundee has publicly announced the launch of their hybrid crowdfunding platform.  The site has a mission to help fund creative arts, film and the entertainment business with a rewards and equity platform.  While the rewards portion is operational now the site still  shows “coming soon” on the investment portion. Phundee has a mission to provide… Read More

2nd Equity Crowdfunding Offer on Snowball Effect is Film by Lee Tamahori

Once Were Warriors

Lee Tamahori rose to acclaim with the critical success of award winning film Once Were Warriors – a production that went on to return more than $6.5 million to Kiwi investors..  Tamahori went on to direct Hollywood blockbusters such as James Bond’s Die Another Day.   New Zealanders will now have the opportunity to invest… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Yohann for iPad, Jimmy Stones & Carver Sunglasses

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Here we are at the last days of summer (in the Northern hemisphere at least).  While many of us are thinking about ways to extend those warm summer days Crowdfund Insider continues to forge ahead, keeping abreast of the coolest things in crowdfunding.  We have three excellent campaigns this week.  It was really difficult to… Read More

Famed Mumbai Film Festival Launches Crowdfunding Campaign After Shut Down Rumors Emerge

Mumbai Film Festival

Just after rumors of the Mumbai Film Festival shutting down, stars and film lovers in India have taken to social media to show their support for the popular event. According to Variety, the 16th edition of the festival is currently scheduled to run October 14-21. Unfortunately, due to the expired five year sponsorship deal with Anil… Read More

New #HolyGhostExperience Social Campaign Mobilizes 25,000 to Drive Audiences to Upcoming World Premiere

Holy Ghost 2

Wanderlust Productions—the independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy “Finger of God”, “Furious Love” and “Father of Lights”—is poised to disrupt the entertainment industry’s long-established business model with the debut of its dynamic new documentary film “Holy Ghost”. Featuring a concert by Jake Hamilton & The Sound, the film’s  World Premiere Experience will be a one-time,… Read More

One Man Spent the Past 4 Years, 16 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, Animating a Film He is Crowdfunding Now

White Tiger Legend

Kory Martin Juul has worked on some blockbuster films.  His credit role includes: Avatar, Lord of the Rings, Spider Man, The Hobbit, Star Trek, Star Wars and more.  He has earned his stripes as a visual effects artist at the highest level.  Passionate about his metier, Kory has worked almost single handedly for four years,… Read More

Blue Mountain State The Movie Needs More Money

Blue Mountain State

Blue Mountain State: The Movie – ran a widely popular crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.  The project closed in May having raised over $1.9 million from about 24,000 supporters. Blue Mountain State is a fabled comedy television series that ran on Spike TV for three years. The plot is centered around a fictional university and follows… Read More