On Indiegogo this week, there’s a campaign for a film called Laser Team that’s breaking all crowdfunding records. With four days to go, they’re at over 300% funded at $1,981,897. If they break $2,250,000, they’ll be the most successful film campaign on Indiegogo to date.
Rooster Teeth, the team behind the campaign, might just be the biggest production company you’ve never heard of. Their success offers some fantastic film makers on how to build an audience, be financially self sustaining and distribute and control your content.Continue Reading or Read Later
In praise of data. Before you option that script or put pen to paper, a smart filmmaker will do some market research. How are films in the same genre and budget range performing? Is there market demand for your film? Content might be king, but data can make sure you’re making the right content that will have an audience. Here are some sites which can help you with your research.Continue Reading or Read Later
One of the challenges of film is finding the money. Here’s a round up of UK film funds who offer grants to help get your film off the ground. Whether you’re making a short, feature or documentary, there are schemes out there that offer support and make your film a reality.Continue Reading or Read Later
The death of DVD rental and sales have hit cult films hard. Traditional distribution doesn’t have space for them anymore. The slow burn and niche audience means low returns in a film marketplace where revenues are already falling. At the same time, cult films can raise millions on crowdfunding. The cult film is dead. Long live the cult film?Continue Reading or Read Later
From development to distribution, your film lives and dies by its first five minutes. If you can’t hook a script reader, a distributor and your audience, your film will flounder. The first five minutes of your film is a promise to the your audience. It builds trust you can tell story. It’s your chance to show us why we should listen. Why we should give our time? Why should we care?Continue Reading or Read Later