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Groovy Guide to Crowdfunding Films

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If you are a filmmaker, chances are you’re involved in producing your own content. The trick is, how to we get paid to create something we love? Over the last few years, sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe, and dozens of smaller sites have made it easy to crowdfund films, crowdfund tv shows, and crowdfund web series. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to reach your funding goal.Here on the Groovy Guide to Crowdfunding Films, we explore crowdfunding successes and failures, and see if together we can crack the code to successfully crowdfunding your next film or web series!

Latest Episodes

Nick and Nicky - Patrick Askin

A clever modern screwball comedy about murder and mystery created in the classic style of 1930s Hollywood. This week Brent speaks with Patrick Askin, creator of Nick and Nicky, to see how he's taking what he learned from his first campaign and putting it to workin his second.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/patrickaskin/nick-and-nicky?ref=nav_search

16 min2014 AUG 22
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Nick and Nicky - Patrick Askin

Submarine Sandwich - PES

The stop motion genius and creator of Western Spaghetti and Fresh Guacamole, PES, on this week’s podcast. PES tells us about his upcoming film, Submarine Sandwich - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1842216772/submarine-sandwich-a-film-by-pes?ref=nav_search. PES has amazing information and advice for anyone thinking of crowdfunding their own project.

28 min2014 AUG 13
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Submarine Sandwich - PES

The Terrible Old Man - Ryan Smith

Getting your campaign fully funded takes planning, connections, and diligence. This week Brent speaks with Ryan Smith, Writer and Director for H.P. Lovecraft’s The Terrible Old Man - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1470117221/hp-lovecrafts-the-terrible-old-man-short-film?ref=nav_search, and learns that sometimes strangers can be a powerful resource too.

12 min2014 AUG 11
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The Terrible Old Man - Ryan Smith

Digital Diana - Greg Dash

What do you get when you combine camera design from the 50s with digital technology from the 21st century? Amazing pictures, that’s what! This week Brent jumps across the pond to Mid Wales to speak with Greg Dash, Head of Cyclops Camera — http://cyclopscameras.com/ — to learn about his indiegogo campaign for the Digital Diana Camera — https://www.indiegogo.com/explore?utf8=%E2%9C%93&filter_title=diana — and how he’s already gotten 118% funded.

22 min2014 JUL 1
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Digital Diana - Greg Dash

This Is Nowhere - Heidi Philipsen and her team

A young girl, a seedy motel on the edge of town, and the malcontents, prostitutes, and addicts who live there.This week Brent speaks with Heidi Philipsen and the team from This Is Nowhere —http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/this-nowhere— to learn first hand from her team what it takes to run a crowdfunding campaign and why Seed and Spark is the best place to do it.

18 min2014 JUN 12
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This Is Nowhere - Heidi Philipsen and her team

Torn Cloth - Grant Southwick

If you think crowdfunding is a brutal world, you might want to check out the world of orphans in Thailand trying to make a better life for themselves by entering the world of Muy Thai. This week Brent speaks with Grant Southwick, producer of Torn Cloth - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1399607791/torn-cloth, to learn how he’s trying to convert followers into funders to get this gritty story told.

16 min2014 JUN 3
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Torn Cloth - Grant Southwick

Before The Spring - Aaron Ramzi

The Arab Spring was a powerful, world-changing event in the Middle East. This week Brent speaks with Aaron Ramzi, Producer and Actor in Before The Spring – www.seedandspark.com/studio/spring, about his plan to produce a feature-length, feature-quality film and why he chose Seed And Spark as his source for crowdfunding.

18 min2014 MAY 23
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Before The Spring - Aaron Ramzi

Entertainment Lawyer – Larry Waks

Crowdfunding is free money right? Well, not exactly. This week Brent speaks with Larry Waks, Partner at Jackson Walker and Head of their Entertainment and Media Division, to explore the financial questions and implications filmmakers face when raising capital through online donations.

25 min2014 MAY 2
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Entertainment Lawyer – Larry Waks

Logger’s Lunchbox – Hannah Radcliff & Edward Calvey

A single device that takes the misery out of shooting video on DSLR cameras—sounds impressive, right? This week Brent speaks with Hannah Radcliff and Edward Calvey, co-creators of The Logger’s Lunchbox, to find out how they were able to combine battery and audio improvements into one slick little device. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hannahradcliff/loggers-lunchbox?ref=live

30 min2014 APR 25
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Logger’s Lunchbox – Hannah Radcliff & Edward Calvey

Seed and Spark - Emily Best

There are a lot of different sites for crowdfunding your film. This week Brent speaks with Emily Best, the Founder and CEO of Seed and Spark – www.seedandspark.com, to learn why she started a crowdfunding site specifically for filmmakers. This is not your typical ‘give us money and we’ll give you a perk’ crowdfunding site. Seed and Spark builds connections between audiences and filmmakers by using donations to cover specific expenses. This helps foster a sense of involvement and ownership in your base. If you’re seriously thinking about producing your own content, this is an episode you want to hear.

32 min2014 APR 10
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Seed and Spark - Emily Best

Latest Episodes

Nick and Nicky - Patrick Askin

A clever modern screwball comedy about murder and mystery created in the classic style of 1930s Hollywood. This week Brent speaks with Patrick Askin, creator of Nick and Nicky, to see how he's taking what he learned from his first campaign and putting it to workin his second.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/patrickaskin/nick-and-nicky?ref=nav_search

16 min2014 AUG 22
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Nick and Nicky - Patrick Askin

Submarine Sandwich - PES

The stop motion genius and creator of Western Spaghetti and Fresh Guacamole, PES, on this week’s podcast. PES tells us about his upcoming film, Submarine Sandwich - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1842216772/submarine-sandwich-a-film-by-pes?ref=nav_search. PES has amazing information and advice for anyone thinking of crowdfunding their own project.

28 min2014 AUG 13
Comments
Submarine Sandwich - PES

The Terrible Old Man - Ryan Smith

Getting your campaign fully funded takes planning, connections, and diligence. This week Brent speaks with Ryan Smith, Writer and Director for H.P. Lovecraft’s The Terrible Old Man - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1470117221/hp-lovecrafts-the-terrible-old-man-short-film?ref=nav_search, and learns that sometimes strangers can be a powerful resource too.

12 min2014 AUG 11
Comments
The Terrible Old Man - Ryan Smith

Digital Diana - Greg Dash

What do you get when you combine camera design from the 50s with digital technology from the 21st century? Amazing pictures, that’s what! This week Brent jumps across the pond to Mid Wales to speak with Greg Dash, Head of Cyclops Camera — http://cyclopscameras.com/ — to learn about his indiegogo campaign for the Digital Diana Camera — https://www.indiegogo.com/explore?utf8=%E2%9C%93&filter_title=diana — and how he’s already gotten 118% funded.

22 min2014 JUL 1
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Digital Diana - Greg Dash

This Is Nowhere - Heidi Philipsen and her team

A young girl, a seedy motel on the edge of town, and the malcontents, prostitutes, and addicts who live there.This week Brent speaks with Heidi Philipsen and the team from This Is Nowhere —http://www.seedandspark.com/studio/this-nowhere— to learn first hand from her team what it takes to run a crowdfunding campaign and why Seed and Spark is the best place to do it.

18 min2014 JUN 12
Comments
This Is Nowhere - Heidi Philipsen and her team

Torn Cloth - Grant Southwick

If you think crowdfunding is a brutal world, you might want to check out the world of orphans in Thailand trying to make a better life for themselves by entering the world of Muy Thai. This week Brent speaks with Grant Southwick, producer of Torn Cloth - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1399607791/torn-cloth, to learn how he’s trying to convert followers into funders to get this gritty story told.

16 min2014 JUN 3
Comments
Torn Cloth - Grant Southwick

Before The Spring - Aaron Ramzi

The Arab Spring was a powerful, world-changing event in the Middle East. This week Brent speaks with Aaron Ramzi, Producer and Actor in Before The Spring – www.seedandspark.com/studio/spring, about his plan to produce a feature-length, feature-quality film and why he chose Seed And Spark as his source for crowdfunding.

18 min2014 MAY 23
Comments
Before The Spring - Aaron Ramzi

Entertainment Lawyer – Larry Waks

Crowdfunding is free money right? Well, not exactly. This week Brent speaks with Larry Waks, Partner at Jackson Walker and Head of their Entertainment and Media Division, to explore the financial questions and implications filmmakers face when raising capital through online donations.

25 min2014 MAY 2
Comments
Entertainment Lawyer – Larry Waks

Logger’s Lunchbox – Hannah Radcliff & Edward Calvey

A single device that takes the misery out of shooting video on DSLR cameras—sounds impressive, right? This week Brent speaks with Hannah Radcliff and Edward Calvey, co-creators of The Logger’s Lunchbox, to find out how they were able to combine battery and audio improvements into one slick little device. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hannahradcliff/loggers-lunchbox?ref=live

30 min2014 APR 25
Comments
Logger’s Lunchbox – Hannah Radcliff & Edward Calvey

Seed and Spark - Emily Best

There are a lot of different sites for crowdfunding your film. This week Brent speaks with Emily Best, the Founder and CEO of Seed and Spark – www.seedandspark.com, to learn why she started a crowdfunding site specifically for filmmakers. This is not your typical ‘give us money and we’ll give you a perk’ crowdfunding site. Seed and Spark builds connections between audiences and filmmakers by using donations to cover specific expenses. This helps foster a sense of involvement and ownership in your base. If you’re seriously thinking about producing your own content, this is an episode you want to hear.

32 min2014 APR 10
Comments
Seed and Spark - Emily Best
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