Tagged: film

Actor & Director Chris Lowell Shares Details About His Kickstarter-Success Film “Beside Still Waters”

Chris Lowell

Earlier this year, 30-year-old actor, Chris Lowell, who is known for his roles in The Help, and Veronica Mars, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $60,000 for his first directed film, Beside Still Waters. The project not only raised its initial goal, it scored over $205,000 thanks to 2,281 backers. Now, with the film… Read More

New Documentary I Am What’s Underneath Hits Kickstarter to Raise $100,000 & Encourage Others to Accept Themselves

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Seeking to encourage others to accept and express their true selves by ditching the “social norm,” mother-daughter team, Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum, have launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $100,000 for their new film, I Am What’s Underneath.  I Am What’s Underneath is a feature-length documentary that strips people down to open themselves… Read More

Los Angeles Director Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Raise Funds For New LGBT Film, Retake

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Ready to bring a new film to the big screen, Los Angeles director, writer and producer, Nick Corporon, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter earlier this month to raise $75,000 for the LGBT independent movie, Retake. According to its synopsis, Retake revolves around a young male prostitute (played by Skins star, Luke Pasoualino), who is hired… Read More

Brief: Blue Mountain State Feature Film Now in Production

Eric Falconer

Wildly popular Blue Mountain State – The Film, has gone into production according to an update from creator Eric Falconer.  The  film project raised almost $2 million back in May of 2014 capturing the support of 24,000 supporters.  The crowdfunding project on Kickstarter resurrected a franchise that had been shelved by Spike TV following a… Read More

Rooster Teeth, Huge Indiegogo Success, Acquired by Fullscreen

Rooster Teeth Team

Rooster Teeth, a mini – media empire founded in 2003, has been acquired by Fullscreen; a digital media company that describes itself as the “first media company for the connected generation”. Rooster Teeth, is well known for the highly popular series “Red vs. Blue,” “Achievement Hunter,” the RT Podcast, and “RWBY”. The company has grown… Read More

Power Rangers Star Amy Jo Johnson Suits Up in Hero Costume to Celebrate Her Indiegogo Campaign

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Ready to share her excitement with the world over her crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo reaching its initial $75,000 goal, Power Rangers star Amy Jo Johnson stepped out as the original pink ranger on Friday (November 7th). The campaign, which is for her debut feature film, The Space Between, is about a proud new daddy who finds out his child is… Read More

Film Producer Takes To Kickstarter To Raise Funds For Inspirational World of Warcraft Documentary

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On Wednesday (November 5th), former production assistant of The Dark Knight Rises, Lauren Fash, debuted her crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $45,000 for a new film called WoW MoM – A Documentary About Cancer & Gaming. The description of the new documentary reads, “In 2010, Terry Bolt was told she had six months to live after being diagnosed with Neuroendocrine… Read More

Movie On CrowdBnk Wants to Become Largest Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Ever for UK Film

Black Flash Film Players

Black Flash Seeks £3 Million in Equity Crowdfunding Re-do Hoping to Top the £1.6 Million Raised in Previous Round. The film Black Flash launched a successful equity crowdfunding raise earlier this year on CrowdBnk  topping £1.6 million from 11 investors.  Following the crowdfunding round, producers decided the amount wasn’t sufficient taking a different path by… Read More

Director of Indiegogo-Success “Gosnell Movie” Shares Details About Its Crowdfunding Campaign & Production Process

Gosnell Movie

Earlier this year, Irish filmmaker, Phelim McAleer, and his wife, Ann McElhinney, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for a film about the life of infamous abortionist, Kermit Gosnell. During its run, the campaign raised $2.2 million and became one of the most funded projects on the platform. Now, McAleer is ready… Read More

First Feature Length Movie for Oculus is a Horror Film (Video)

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The Oculus Rift is one of the most well known rewards crowdfunding campaigns ever.  The VR headset that is a gamers dream raised over $2.4 million on Kickstarter as thousands backed the campaign.  Oculus went on to raise many millions from VCs – only to be acquired by Facebook in a deal that valued the… Read More

“Night of the Living Dead” Director’s Son Launches Indiegogo For Zombie Prequel

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Just when you thought George A Romero’s The Night of the Living Dead was finally put to rest, his son, G Cameron Romero, has hit Indiegogo to crowdfund $150,000 for a prequel to the classic horror film. Origins, the next feature film of the “Romero Zombie,” is told by two generations of Romero. It is set in the… Read More

Indiegogo-Success “Lazer Team” Kicks Off Production; Announces Cast

Lazer Team

Rooster Teeth, the creators of the Indiegogo-success Lazer Team, announced this week that it has kicked off the production. The famous YouTube channel also revealed more details about the film, including its cast. Rooster Teeth’s Barbara wrote, “Lazer Team is a sci-fi comedy directed by Matt Hullum from a story by Burnie Burns, and script by Hullum,… Read More

Marvel Studios’ Developers Share Details About Kickstarter Project “No Touching”

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Just a few days until their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for short film No Touching comes to an end, the creators of the film, Will Pilgrim and Adam Davis, sat down with ComicBook.com to share details about the hopefully upcoming action/horror flick. According to the website, Pilgrim and Davis helped create Marvel blockbusters such as The… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Rival Top Chefs, DSP Enabled Wireless Headphone & Inmates with Talent

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Three Kickstarter campaigns for this weeks #CrowdfundingMailbox.  Two of the campaigns are video productions and the third is audio technology.  Each campaign brings something new to backers (at least as far as I have seen). “Rival” by New Food Ventures, is a new reality/ video concept that focuses on food.  I admit to being a… Read More

Dalai Lama Launches Crowdfunding Propelled by Two Major Contributions

Conference on the theme of how to live compassion in our daily life.

In celebration of 14th Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday, nonprofit organization Dalai Lama Foundation hit Indiegogo to raise $150,000 for an interactive, online experience about the history of the public figure and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Not only did it receive over $55,000 during its first week, two backers gave major contributions of $20,000 and $30,000. Living History of the Dalai… Read More

Almost $3 Million was Raised in 3 Minutes for Film “The Golden Era”

Baifa Youxi

According to a release, over one million supporters raised 18 million RMB in just 3 minutes on Baifa Youxi, a crowdfunding platform jointly created by iQIYI and Baidu this past September.  The project was for a film, “The Golden Era” by Ann Hui. On October 5, 2014, Li Yansong, the President of iQIYI Motion Pictures, shared the… Read More

Indiegogo Dedicates October to Horror Films

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Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has dedicated the month of October to horror films.  They have also started a new partnership with Bloody Disgusting – a web site dedicated to all things horror and creepy. Indiegogo will be hosting guest blog posts on their site from film industry “insiders” all month long.  The first is from… Read More

Zach Braff Announces He Will Never Do Crowdfunding Again After Receiving Harsh Criticism

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Despite the success of his Wish I Was Here crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, actor Zach Braff revealed he will never use the funding method ever again. Screen Daily reported that during a recent interview at the Zurich Film Festival, the former Scrubs start admitted he was offended by critics who were quick to cast judgment for… Read More

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