Tagged: film

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”

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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

Wish I Was Here

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

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

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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