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Crowdfunding

Postby DuneFishUK » 10 Oct 2011 17:06

There are a number of sites out there that allow people to support clever ideas posted by creative people who need funding to create films, music or iPhone accessories. Most of the sites work on the model that the money only gets given if the funding target is met before a deadline. In return for a pledge you get a reward - ranging from a "heart-felt thank-you" up to copies of the finished project, private performances or the director's old car.

I thought it would be pretty cool to have a thread for worthy or interesting (or hopeless) projects that want cash. Amongst other things there have been a fair few directors pitching some decent sounding SF projects and referencing things like Moon or Primer as their influences. Hopefully fan-funding will let them take more creative risks than their studio-funded counterparts.

The sites are (these ones seem reasonably active - there are others, but they seem to have a majority of un-funded projects):

http://www.kickstarter.com/ (USA)
http://www.ulule.com/ (Europe)
http://www.indiegogo.com/ (USA)

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby DuneFishUK » 10 Oct 2011 17:07

I like the look of this one - but he wants $90K, which seems a bit hopeful. :?

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/147 ... ction-film

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby Omphalos » 10 Oct 2011 17:57

Isn't the guy who is doing the FH short story adaptation (Cease Fire?) for his student film project seeking crowd-funding? I seem to remember that.

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby Nekhrun » 10 Oct 2011 19:20

I check out this site once in awhile as well: http://www.kiva.org/

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby DuneFishUK » 10 Oct 2011 19:47

Nice! I like the look of that one. :)

This sort of thing is the future - remembered a documentary called Us Now, about the possibilities of mass collaboration that's on VODO: a site that lets you download free films etc and donate to the filmmakers.

http://vodo.net/usnow

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby lotek » 11 Oct 2011 06:07

interesting stuff, thanks guys !
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Postby SandChigger » 11 Oct 2011 17:43

Omphalos wrote:Isn't the guy who is doing the FH short story adaptation (Cease Fire?) for his student film project seeking crowd-funding? I seem to remember that.

Yep; he made his goal, too.

(Reminds me, I need to contact him to collect on some stuff... ;) )

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby DuneFishUK » 17 Mar 2012 20:37

First ep of a new sf web miniseries about a failed colony ship returning to earth 200 years too late...



http://vodo.net/L5

It's free to download with Bit Torrent, but I've got a couple of single-use links to stream it if anyone needs one :)

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby Freakzilla » 18 Mar 2012 09:36

That looks good.
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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby ULFsurfer » 18 Mar 2012 19:33

Thanks for the link Dunefish, it was a nice episode considering the budget.

I'm looking forward to the Angry Video Game Nerd movie which far exceeded the target amount of donated money.

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby DuneFishUK » 25 Apr 2012 16:00

I like the look of this one, even if 40k in 10 days sounds like a rather tall order.



http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1261313080/dust-0

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby DuneFishUK » 18 Jul 2012 16:49

This an interesting one - an open source games console. Aimed at smashing the Xbox/PS3/Wii stranglehold on telly-based gaming. I like the idea, but it will all depend on developers developing proper games for it. Phones/tablets are insanely powerful now, is this really going to tempt developers away from such an obvious mass-market... just because it's on a telly?



http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouy ... me-console

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby Redstar » 21 Jul 2012 02:27

Nice to see that there's a topic on this subject as I'm actually producing a documentary project of my own that I could post about here at some point.

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby DuneFishUK » 28 Mar 2013 19:45

Alex Cox directs BILL THE GALACTIC HERO
The creator of Repo Man and Sid & Nancy directs a feature comedy based on Harry Harrison's classic anti-war science fiction novel

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ale ... actic-hero

I've never actually read the book - but I've been peripherally aware of, and quite fancying, it for years (same with Stainless Steel Rat which I finally read last year). :)

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Re: Crowdfunding

Postby DuneFishUK » 20 May 2013 12:22

HARBINGER DOWN : A Practical Creature FX Film



"In the spirit of sci-fi/horror classics, Alien and The Thing, Harbinger Down is a tense, claustrophobic full-length creature film that will feature only practical Animatronic and Makeup Effects.

If you're a fan of the art of Animatronics and Makeup FX, you know that this technique is overlooked by the big studios. I'm hoping that you will help us change that by supporting this labor of love. I will write and direct and ADI co-founder Tom Woodruff, Jr. will produce.

Our company, Amalgamated Dynamics, will create the kind of Oscar caliber Creature Effects for which we are known."


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/111 ... re-fx-film

Looks like they're having another go with The Thing thing... but without all the shitty digital paintovers in post-production.

:)


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