Today, I'll talk a little bit about crowdfunding.
To this date, it's never worked for me. But it does work for a lot of people out there.
A lot of filmmakers get their movies and film projects made with crowdfunding. It's a great resource for raising money to make your project.
If you good the words Crowdfunding, there's a ton of crowdfunding websites out there around the world to help you raise money to make your project.
The biggest and most well known websites for crowdfunding are Kickstarter and Indiegogo. But there's a lot more out there than that.
In fact, when I did some research, I was suprised to find out that Kickstarter and Indiegogo do not get the best online reviews for crowdfunding sites. Smaller, lesser known crowdfunding sites get the best reviews.
Here's a short list, in order, of the most successful ones:
I'll be honest. I've tried crowdfunding for projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the years. And have never been able to raise money.
This time around, for our new film project, I'll try the top rated one, Go Fund Me, and see what happens. We've made a new documentary film, and next month it premieres on the film festival circuit. So let's see if we can raise some money for a short festival run and a 7 day Academy Award qualifying run in Los Angeles.
Worse case, you don't raise your money, and you're back where you started.
Doesn't hurt to give it a shot. All it takes is your time.
And I've got more time than money.