The need for greater transparency, access, education, and community in film investment circles is only now being generally recognized in the film industry.
Read more about the need for Sustainable Investor Class For Film Culture And Business on Truly Free Film.
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.
Filmmakers, can you get inspired by Alicia Keys’ Tumblr initiative (which includes crowd-sourced videos)?