Tagged: film

Rooster Teeth Unveils New Teasers for Kickstarter Alum Lazer Team (Video)

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Adding more hype towards the upcoming release of Indiegogo alum Lazer Team, YouTube Channel Rooster Teeth unveiled the film’s first teaser over the weekend. According to its synopsis, Lazer Team begins decades ago when the Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence project received a onetime signal from outer space, which was never decoded. Or so we were told. Unbeknownst to the general public,… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Luna Smartbed, Tempi Measures Your Environment & SCORE Film Music Documentary

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The three crowdfunding campaigns of this week’s Crowdfunding Mailbox are: Luna, a mattress cover that turns your bed into a “smartbed”; Tempi measures your humidity and temperature anywhere; and SCORE a film documentary on film scores (of course). At this time of year some days it is tough to get out of bed. With temperatures… Read More

Seed&Spark Extends Distribution of Independent Films on iTunes

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Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding platform made just for independent film, extends its foray into digital distribution, making films available to millions of iTunes customers around the world. Seed&Spark has selected a handful of films to pilot a new distribution program with iTunes. Going forward, films that have successfully secured funding on Seed&Spark and have hit audience-building… Read More

Popular Web Series Nikki & Nora Returns to Indiegogo For Season 2 Funding

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Ready to bring more episodes to their devoted fans (and the city of New Orleans), the popular lesbian-themed drama series, Nikki & Nora, has made its way to Indiegogo once again for second season funds. Per its synopsis, Nikki & Nora follows two former NOPD officers that have turned into private investigators They navigate the channels of their personal… Read More

Entourage Star Adrian Grenier Launches Kickstarter Project For New Whale Documentary

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Turning to his fans for funding help, Entourage star Adrian Grenier has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $300,000 for his new whale documentary 52.  Grenier and the film’s director Josh Zeman shared, “We are going to embark on a deep-sea expedition to find the 52 Hertz Whale, also known as the Lonely Whale, who… Read More

Acclaimed Filmmaker Debra Riley Hits Seed&Spark to Chronicle Untold Story of 18 African American Athletes in 1936 Olympic Games

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Atlanta-based Coffee Bluff Pictures is completing production of the highly anticipated documentary Olympic Pride, American Prejudice. History remembers one African American hero, Jesse Owens, from the 1936 Olympics, but this film shines a light on his other 17 accomplished teammates. Set against the strained and turbulent atmosphere of a racially divided America that was torn… Read More

Victory Lap: Indiegogo Touts Sundance Success of Dear White People

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We all know that film and crowdfunding are perfect mates. Fans get to be a part of something they believe in and filmmakers get to create the movies they want without a nagging studio trying to turn it into a commercial disaster. While the investment side of the equation is still figuring things out, both… Read More

Update: Indiegogo Success “Night of the Living Dead” Prequel is Now in the Works

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Ready to bring his father’s Night of the Living Dead prequel to life, Cameron Romero, son of George A. Romero, announced Origins is currently in the beginning stages of production at Radar Pictures. Cameron hit Indiegogo this past fall seeking to raise only $30,000 for Origins pre-production costs. According to Variety, the film is set at the height… Read More

Seed&Spark Partners With Wemo.io to Launch Content Production Grant to Promote Diversity & Educate Virtual Reality Content Filmmakers

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Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and distribution platform for independent filmmakers and Wemo.io, a virtual reality technology and platform company, today jointly launched a diversity-minded grants program to empower independent filmmakers to become part of the growing virtual reality (VR) industry. During the Sundance Film Festival, Wemo.io and Seed&Spark will demo various VR experiences for filmmakers and… Read More

Actress Julia Roberts Secures Rights & Stars in Crowdfunding-Success “Batkid Begins”

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This past summer, non-profit organization Moving Train, Inc. launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $100,000 for a new documentary called Batkid Begins. The project quickly gained popularity and by the campaign’s deadline, it raised nearly $110,000 thanks to over 945 backers. As previously reported, the project is describe as “a feature documentary that explores… Read More

Indiegogo & Vimeo Partner Up in Push to Boost Film Crowdfunding

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Film has been a high profile category for the rewards based crowdfunding industry. Both Kickstarter and Indiegogo have experienced several solid successes in the video space. Veronica Mars rocked it on Kickstarter in 2013.  This was an event that put the entire film industry on alert as crowdfunding was viewed as a new option to… Read More

Kickstarter Chats With Cinematographer Christopher Doyle About Project Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous

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With only 18 more days until the crowdfunding campaign of their new film Preschooled Preoccupied Preposterous comes to an end, award-winning cinematographer Christopher Doyle and producer Jenny Suen sat down with Kickstarter to share details about his latest project. Doyle wrote on the campaign’s website, “In the already completed segment, PRESCHOOLED, we interviewed children about… Read More

Flyway Film Festival Announces New Seed&Spark Short Film Competition

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Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and digital distribution platform for independent film, will select and award the top two short films at the 2015 Flyway Film Festival in Wisconsin. The two winners will be picked from the top five short films accepted for inclusion in the festival, chosen in collaboration with a panel of Flyway jurors. In addition to… Read More

Spike Lee Talks “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” With Entertainment Weekly

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With his Kickstarter-success Da Sweet Blood of Jesus set to premiere in theaters on February 15th, director Spike Lee sat down with Entertainment Weekly to share details about his new project and its crowdfunding campaign. During the interview, Lee discussed the back story of the film. “Well, it begins at NYU. I’ve been a professor of… Read More

Brief: Spike Lee’s “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus” Is Now Available on Vimeo On Demand

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On Tuesday (January 13th), Spike Lee announced that his Kickstarter-success film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, is now available through Vimeo on Demand. This big news comes just a few weeks before the film’s theatrical release date. As previously reported, Lee hit the global crowdfunding platform to raise $1,250,000 for his new film project, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. Although he received a… Read More

Actor David Cross Launches Kickstarter to Raise $100,000 For Film “Hits”

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Setting out to get his directorial debut film Hits into theaters, actor and stand-up comedian David Cross has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kicsktarter to raise $100,000. Per its synopsis, Hits is a story about a small town in upstate New York that plays host to its inhaitant’s delusions of grandeur. Its cast includes Meredith… Read More

Oscar-Winning Director Mike van Diem to Crowdfund New Film on Symbid

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Symbid, one of the first investment crowdfunding platforms worldwide, has launched the campaign for Oscar-winning director Mike van Diem’s long-awaited film, The Surprise in association with A-Film Benelux. A romantic comedy focusing on assisted suicide, it is the first in a series of films to be funded by the Symbid Funding Network and its ever-growing community… Read More

Creator of Kickstarter’s I Am What’s Underneath Discusses Body Images & Inspiration With Bust

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Taking time away from her successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, co-creators of StyleLikeU and the web series I Am What’s Underneath, Lily Mandelbaum sat down with BUST to share details about the project and today’s body image issues. As previously reported by CrowdfundInsider, I Am What’s Underneath is a feature-length documentary that strips people down to… Read More

Gay Indie Film Retake Gets Greenlight After Receiving Funding Boost on Kickstarter

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Retake, the new gay indie film starring Luke Pasqualino (UK’s Skins, The Borgias) as a male prostitute has been given the greenlight.  Nick Corporon, director of the LGBT festival favorite short film Barbie Boy is directing from his own screenplay, with a story by Corporon, Gareth Dutton, Collin Brazie, and Justin Bailey. The greenlight comes on the heels of the… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Somabar Automated Cocktails, Pip GPS Tracker for Pets & Muck Horror Film

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For this week’s edition of Crowdfunding Mailbox we have Somabar – an automated bartending service, Pip – a GPS tracking collar for your pet and a film in the horror genre – Muck. As soon as I saw Somabar the first thing I thought was “its about time”.  Yes late at night as I sit… Read More