We nearly Kickstarted the budget back in November, but now I’m feeling like that’s not fair to real indie filmmakers who need the help. Unlike back when I made Clerks in ‘91, I’ve got access to money now — so I should use that money and not suck any loot out of the crowd-funding marketplace that might otherwise go to some first-timer who can really use it.
The filmmaker is not going to fund Clerks III through Kickstarter.
My brain has trouble with the logic of saying I’m taking money away from another Kickstarter project if I’m bringing people that didn’t even know about Kickstarter to begin with. A lot of [backers] are finding out about this awesome concept for the very first time and I’m introducing them to the paradigm and I think there’s something to be said for that.
The actor/filmmaker addressed the recent backlash against his Kickstarter campaign to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Crowdfund on the go with Kickstarter’s new app.
To help navigate the new law, Indiewire reached out to a handful of experts that are trying to make sense of the new landscape for filmmakers trying to fund their films.
Users pledged more than $100 million to indie film projects on Kickstarter this year.
There’s a whole lotta indie film lovers out there.
December 14, 2012 at 11:50am
If we can get Canadians to fall in love with Canadian filmmakers early, we believe we can be the Oakland A’s to the New York Yankees of the big studios.
J. Joly, CineCoup
Is social media the answer for Canada’s indie filmmakers? Vancouver digital entrepreneur J. Joly recently launched CineCoup, a one-year “film accelerator” that gives social media a starring role in film production even before the cameras start rolling.
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