Tagged: film

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

“Babylon 5″ Creator Reveals New Feature Film Will Not Rely On Crowdfunding

Babylon 5

During the 2014 San Diego Comic Con last month, creator of the hit series Babylon 5, J. Michael Straczynski announced new plans for a feature film of the former sci-fi series. Although it’s not sure whether or not the show’s studio, Warner Bros will jump on board, Straczynski admitted the show will not be relying on… Read More

IndieCrowdFunder is an Equity & Rewards Platform for “Entertainment Professionals”

Equity Concierge IndieCrowdfunder

Designed to support Hollywood professionals, IndieCrowdFunder is an equity and rewards based crowdfunding platform to “Fan-vest” their creative projects. Co-founded by Gregory Parker, he clarifies their vision of the site; “Now Hollywood professionals can offer equity or rewards to investors and fans. We are pleased to be innovators in this industry.” IndieCrowdFunder’s crowdfunding ecosystem, whose… Read More

“Vampire Academy” Film Team Launches $1.5M Indiegogo Campaign For Sequel “Frostbite”

Frostbite 3

It may have not received the greatest reviews following its first film release, but the Vampire Academy series has some dedicated fans. The teen comedy/action book turned movie team has decided to launch an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise $1.5 million for the sequel, Frostbite. The decision to turn to the funding option came after… Read More

Sharknado 2 Coming to New York City (Video)

Sharknado2

Well most of you probably do not remember that Sharknado 2 ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo – but I do.  Yes creators wanted to share the crowdfunding love by allowing their loyal fans to back this cult classic monster film.  One of the most popular perks  for the campaign was for a $45 donation… Read More

Tomb Raider Director Sells Equity in New Film on Crowdfunding Site SyndicateRoom

Salty Featured

Simon West is Equity Crowdfunding £1.8 Million for Action Comedy Film Salty. Announced today, British born Simon West is raising capital for his next film on equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom.  British investors will have the opportunity to help fund the project with minimum investments starting at £1000.  Larger investors may have the option to appear… Read More

LeVar Burton Reflects on Reading Rainbow Crowdfunding Success (Video)

Reading Rainbow

Just a few weeks following the closing of his “Reading Rainbow” campaign on Kickstarter, former host of the PBS children’s series LeVar Burton discusses his initial reaction to the project’s launch and success on the crowdfunding platform. Over 105,000 backers pledges a total of $5.4 million dollars to bring the series back to life as… Read More

Some Backers of Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” Still Waiting for Kickstarter Perks

The Bloom Family Wish I Was Here

Actor Zach Braff’s new film and successful Kickstarter campaign “Wish I Was Here” hit theaters last week, but now backers of the famous project reveal they are still waiting for supposed perks ranging form a free t-shirt to a live online screening hosted. The “Wish I Was Here” campaign launched on the crowdfunding giant’s platform… Read More

Film Crowdfunding Site Seed&Spark Teams Up with Tugg

Emily-Best CEO Seed&Spark

Seed&Spark Partners with Tugg Join Forces to Educate Independent Filmmakers on Leveraging the Crowd to Build Independence. Brooklyn based Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and transactional VOD platform for independent film, has shared they have formed a partnership with Tugg – a platform that empowers individuals to choose what films play in their local theater.  The two… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Film Fest Available Online for Free

Kickstarter 4th annual film fest

This is kind of cool.  Kickstarter has recognized there are a ton of people who couldn’t mosey on over to Brooklyn this past Friday to watch their 4th Annual Film Festival.  So for those of you who were geographically deprived they have a solution.  Free live streaming all summer long.  Yep – break out the… Read More

Zach Braff’s Crowdfunded Film “Wish I Was Here” Reviews Are Rolling In

Wish I Was Here

So the emblematic film by Zach Braff, “Wish I Was Here” hits cinema screens across the nation today.  The film raised around $3 million on Kickstarter in 2013 setting  the pace for crowdfunding films.  While not quite achieving the success of  Veronica Mars, a film that raised over $5 million crowdfunding on Kickstarter, Braff’s project… Read More

Kickstarter Preps for the 2014 Film Festival in New York

Kickstarter Film Festival

Kickstarter is ready for the first showing of the 2014 Film Festival in Brooklyn! The crowdfunding giant shared some details about the event, which will take place this Friday (July 18th). The festival features a selection from the platform’s favorite films, shorts, web series, animations, documentaries and more – all funded on the site.  As… Read More

Zach Braff “Wish I Was Here” – Opens This Friday

Zach Braff

One of the biggest names in film crowdfunding, Zach Braff’s “Wish I Was Here” is scheduled to hit cinemas across the country this Friday, July 18th.  The film raised $3.1 million crowdfunding on Kickstarter in May of 2013.  More than 46,000 fans supported the project validating a process of crowdfunding films.  The film is the… Read More

Nicola Horlick’s Glentham Capital Raises Equity on Seedrs for Major Expansion

Nicola Horlick Glentham Capital

Boosts Equity Crowdfunding Offer – Raising £450,000 on Seedrs. Nicola Horlick, one of the UK’s most well known and highly regarded fund manager, has announced that her new fund management firm, Glentham Capital, is increasing the target for its core film finance fund from $100 million to $250 million.  Apparently the increase has been driven… Read More

Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead” Film Surpasses $325,000 Goal on Indiegogo

Miles Ahead

Just a few hours before the closing of its Indiegogo campaign, Don Cheadle’s “Miles Ahead”  reached its goal of raising $325,000 with the support of over 2,000 backers. As previously reported, the “Iron Man 3″ star decided to launch the crowdfunding campaign for the feature film that will focus on a few famous days and events in… Read More

Updated: Rooster Teeth’s “Lazer Team” Rockets Past $2.3M, Becomes Most Funded Project on Indiegogo

Rooster Teeth

Hitting the final stretch of its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Rooster Teeth’s featured film “Lazer Team” stood at over  $2,365,958 from over 35,000 backers. The project first made headlines when it reached its initial goal of $650,000 within the first 24 hours. Not only was it successful funding wise, the Rooster Teeth Team proudly announced “Lazer… Read More

Kickstarter’s 4th Annual Film Festival Set to Hit New York City, Los Angeles, & London

Kickstarter Film Festival

Ready to share some details about its 2014 Film Festival, global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter revealed the films, locations and dates earlier this week. Organizers of the event took to the platform and wrote, “Our celebration of features, shorts, documentaries, animations, and other video art made by Kickstarter creators. We held an open call for submissions… Read More

Black Flash Film Overfunds on CrowdBnk, Now Over £1.6 Million

Laurie Cunningham playing

This is a crowdfunding tale appropriate for the moment as the world gathers to root for their favorite national team while hundreds of millions are glued to their screens with the World Cup at hand.  Black Flash is a film about Laurie Cunningham, the first black footballer (soccer for us Yanks) to play for England…. Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Discov3ry 3D Print with Anything, Brewbarrel & Mistover Tale

Discov3ry Extruder

Two tech campaigns, and one truly independent film, our part of  this weeks’  mailbox. First up is Discov3y Extruder “Do more than ever with your 3D printer”.  Now I must admit that there is so much press these days on 3D printers that you start to assume every household has one in every room of… Read More