Friday, June 3, 2011

Crowdfunding Update 6-3-11

FA Crowdfunding Campaign Update #1

I hate to scare you my wonderful blogger family, but I'll be doing these updates nearly every day for the next 23 days - until the campaign ends. If you want to see a lot of me, here's your chance. If you don't, well, you know where not to go. Hopefully you can offer some level of support and be done with me. :)

Thanks again to all of you for your support!
Click HERE to go to the Kickstarter page.

1 comment:


    From a good filmmaker friend (who shall remain anonymous). I'm paraphrasing for brevity's sake: "You know I always like to support you but I have to admit I thought, 'Why?'. I joined many other sites and never used them. Why not? Because facebook, IndieGoGo & Twitter are all I can (barely) manage to stay on top of. And all I need."

    My answer: Let's face it, many talented, motivated filmmakers will always get their films done - and do it well. But many will not. 99% of filmmakers struggle to find funding, education, resources, crew and more. They need orgs like IFP, Film Independent, San Francisco Film Society, Filmmakers Alliance and others. They need to connect. Not with just anybody, but with specific peeps and resources that can move their filmmaking lives forward. There's lots of great stuff out there in the world for filmmakers, but it's all over the map - uncurated, unorganized, incompatible, etc. And nobody wants to jump from site to site. They want it all in one place in a way that makes sense.

    They also can't always easily build a community around them. A meaningful FILMMAKING community. Most of them just want to make films by hook or by crook. But they need help. And frankly, we're still not seeing that help out there the way it could be - otherwise we wouldn't even bother with this site. There's so much more that can be done to make the filmmaking process easier that hasn't yet been done. There's just many pieces of a very messy puzzle floating around out there and only a small handful of people, like yourself, who are capable of comprehending it all and taking what they need to thrive.

    As an emerging filmmaker, I needed support. Lots of it. There has always been a need for filmmaking organizations. And always will be. I happen to believe that the offline orgs are kinda going the way of the dinosaur. You can get all they offered (I should say we, because Filmmakers Alliance is clearly one of them), and so much more, online with far less overhead being gobbled up by org administration. So let's make it happen. $10 at a time...