Tagged: film

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

Brief: Spike Lee Unleashes First Trailer For Kickstarter-Success Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus (Video)

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Continuing to build more excitement for its theatrical release, Spike Lee and the production team for Kickstarter-success Da Sweet Blood of Jesus released the film’s first trailer earlier this week. Last year, 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 ton criticism… Read More

Gosnell Movie Reopens Crowdfunding Campaign Thanks to Indiegogo’s Forever Funding Program

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Gosnell Movie, the film about former Philadelphia abortion doctor and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell, is making a second appearance on Indiegogo. The movie’s production team announced last week that it will be participating in the  global platform’s forever funding program. As previously reported, Phelim McAleer, and his wife, Ann McElhinney sought to launch the crowdfunding campaign… Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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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