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The Tunnel Case Study – Part 2

Continuing on from Monday’s post about the crowdfunded film The Tunnel – with it’s plans for release via torrent – today I’m talking specifically about their marketing, social media, and community management. Or lack thereof. It’s an area in which they’ve made some achievements, though still have plenty of space for improvement. While the key [...]

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Crowdfunding The Tunnel One Dollar at a Time

The Tunnel is a low budget Australian project in the midst of pre-selling film frames to raise the $135,000 cash budget, with plans to release the film for free online via file sharing later this year. It’s exciting to see this happening on my home turf, and interesting to hear in person the reasoning behind [...]

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Biracy evolution

Taking on board all the feedback and comments they’ve received, Biracy has redesigned their website, restructured information to make it easier to follow, and clarified several things. I’m really happy to see this project take form – the fact they are actively listening and responding to their audience proves they have the right attitude for [...]

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Don’t Call Back – Crowdfunding

Don’t Call Back – Crowdfunding

“Don’t Call Back” is a microbudget feature being shot this week in London. The filmmakers managed to raise slightly more than their goal budget (of £20,000) via crowdfunding. Theirs is a pretty cut-down version of crowdfunding, but it met their goal, so that’s worth commendation. They’ve kept it simple with all funds considered ‘donations’ (no [...]

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The Cosmonaut Model for Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing

The Cosmonaut Model for Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing

One small step for man, one giant leap for indie film… The Spanish indie film The Cosmonaut has perhaps the best crowdfunding model I’ve seen so far, and has also incorporated crowdsourced elements and freemium techniques.[Thanks to Robert Pratten for pointing me in the direction of this project - do check out his fantastic articles [...]

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Crowdfunding Indie Film : Biracy (case study)

Biracy is an indie film project launched at the beginning of last month with the goal to convert download pirates into investors, creators, and distributors by using a persuasive crowdfunding /crowdsourcing hybrid business model. It’s quite innovative in that the filmmakers have allocated 32% of membership income towards an upfront referral reward system, meaning that members [...]

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Crowdfunding Indie Film Case Study : My Million Dollar Movie

Another indie feature film project to use a crowdfunding business model is Free For All But You (Working Title), also known as My Million Dollar Movie. This project is still in funding stage, but it is notable that it has so far raised $942,520 towards the goal.RA3MG2H26ZCNCasey Walker, the indie filmmaker behind My Million Dollar [...]

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Crowd sourcing to fund, produce, promote, and monetise indie film

Crowd sourcing to fund, produce, promote, and monetise indie film

Crowd sourcing is an innovative business model being applied to several indie filmmaker projects. Perhaps the most publicised and obviously successful case is that of The Age of Stupid. This documentary project on global warming has raised over $1.2 million via crowd funding, and also used crowd sourcing to distribute and exhibit it around the world. [...]

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