Tag Archives: indie filmmaking

How Little I Know

A big part of me writing this blog has been because I’m searching for answers. I thought if I examined enough indie filmmakers, transmedia storytellers, and content creators who are doing innovative things, it would soon become obvious what does and doesn’t work, and the path forward would become clear. I have a young daughter [...]

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Be Inspired…by Alternate Reality Games

I’m constantly coming across articles, links, videos, and presentations that inspire me… so I decided I’d group some of them that belong together to share with you.* Today I’ll begin with Alternate Reality Games (ARG). If you’ve never heard this term before, don’t feel too bad. It’s more often used by academics and professionals in [...]

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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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Taking Your Content Glocal

We frequently hold the conflicting desire of wanting our content to be globally relevant, yet to also be authentic on a local level. ‘International’ stories are meant to bridge this gap, consisting of a core theme or idea that is meant to unite audiences regardless of nationality – however, this approach doesn’t respect or celebrate [...]

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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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Influence : the psychology of people

Influence : the psychology of people

I recently read a book that completely blew my mind – I only wish I’d read it years ago. On the outset it doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with indie filmmaking or business, but it does apply to anyone with a pulse. “Influence: the psychology of persuasion,” is for anyone who has ever walked [...]

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Greatest risk in filmmaking? Team dynamics.

In some industries people who don’t click can still work side by side, tied together out of mutual greed or simple desperation, but in the indie film industry – where so much comes down to favours and good will – team dynamics make or break a project.Once upon a time, way back during my undergrad [...]

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