Indiegogo’s Crowdfunding Guide is a must-read for moviemakers looking to self-finance their masterpieces.
Jason Brubaker wrote this post originally for his helpful how-to website FilmmakingStuff.com, but he has graciously allowed MovieMaker Magazine to repost the content for our readers’ benefit.
Crowdfunding is a great way to get word out about your project, test your marketing concept and hone your skills as an entrepreneurial filmmaker. But what most filmmakers don’t realize is, a successful crowdfunding campaing takes work. And you should view your campaign as a full time job.
With that said, there are many things you can do to ensure success. And the good folks at Indiegogo have put together a very comprehensive crowdfunding guide. Based on tons of research, the Indiegogo Crowdfunding Field Guide outlines what to do and thankfully, what not to do.
The important thing to remember is this – You are responsible for getting your movie made. So after reading the guide, your next step is to take action.
Jason Brubaker is a Hollywood based Independent Motion Picture Producer and an expert in internet movie distribution. He is focused on helping YOU make, market and sell movies more easily by growing your fan base, building buzz and creating community around your title. Jason is a contributing author of The Independent’s Guide to Film Distributors, he is the founder of Filmmaking Stuff, and his articles on independent movie marketing and distribution have been featured in Film Slate, The Independent and Movie Maker Magazine. Brubaker currently serves as the film acquisitions manager at Chill where he finds awesome films and helps indie filmmakers leverage the social window to get movies seen and selling.