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Old 06-27-2016, 03:11 AM   #1
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My film Crowdfunder just went live

Hi guys,

just wanted to let you know that the crowd funder for the film I've written and am going to direct, 'Fissure' has gone live. Never done one before (crowdfunder) so its my first rodeo as they say.

It mean a lot if you could check it out, and if you feel inclined support us with a pledge or a share to get the word out.

Synopsis:
Ten years after her daughter went missing Kate, a bereaved mother destroyed by guilt and drugs finally seems to have her life back on track. That is until she begins to suffer from flashbacks which unlike the self loathing nightmares of her past point towards the possibility that her daughter is still alive, trapped on another plain of existence where dark forces rule.

http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/fissure/

Thanks in advance guys,

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As you may know from reading my other posts I dislike flexible funding. But
you've been around a while and I can afford 10.
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As you may know from reading my other posts I dislike flexible funding. But
you've been around a while and I can afford 10.
I'm like a stricter version of Rik! I would kick in a tenner but I don't do flexi funding and I've got to stick to my rule.

Best of luck though, if you have a project twitter account I'll do some promo tweets for you!
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As you may know from reading my other posts I dislike flexible funding. But
you've been around a while and I can afford 10.
I did not know that people had flexi funding rules :0

Thanks though DR.
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I'm like a stricter version of Rik! I would kick in a tenner but I don't do flexi funding and I've got to stick to my rule.

Best of luck though, if you have a project twitter account I'll do some promo tweets for you!
Like I said... These rules are news to me. If I may be so bold, what puts you off? So I don't make the same mistake again? Is it a distrust that the movie will get made? Something like that?

The Twitter is @fissurethemovie and the Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/FissureShortFilm/

Really appreciate the pledge and the off of support from both of you.
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A lot of people on this forum have concerns about flexible funding because it basically asks you to invest in a product regardless of whether that product can actually be made. So if my campaign is for a film with a budget of 10,000 then the film that I'm asking people to invest in is a 10,000 film. Not a 500 film, which is what happens if you only get 5% of your budget, or a 2,000 if you only get 20%. But whether or not you are capable of making the film you advertise, you still get my money!

So I think people tend to prefer the fixed model, so that you get the money you need or you get nothing. Then we know where we are.

That all said: if you get close to your goal, I'll chip in something
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A lot of people on this forum have concerns about flexible funding because it basically asks you to invest in a product regardless of whether that product can actually be made. So if my campaign is for a film with a budget of 10,000 then the film that I'm asking people to invest in is a 10,000 film. Not a 500 film, which is what happens if you only get 5% of your budget, or a 2,000 if you only get 20%. But whether or not you are capable of making the film you advertise, you still get my money!

So I think people tend to prefer the fixed model, so that you get the money you need or you get nothing. Then we know where we are.

That all said: if you get close to your goal, I'll chip in something
Everyday is a school day. I'll know for next time.
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I did not know that people had flexi funding rules :0

Thanks though DR.
There are no rules, it's a personal choice.

Nick explained it well; you need 3,500. If you only get 500 or 1,000
then you will not make the film you want to make. I'm not interested in
helping you make a "less than" film. In many cases the filmmaker may
not make the movie at all. This concerns me. I'm quite comfortable
donating .02% of the total budget to someone I don't know personally
as a show of support. I am not comfortable donating 2% of the total
budget to someone I don't know personally or even 1% of the total budget.

So allow me some questions: if you don't get the entire 3,500 what are
you going to do? What are you going to do if you only 1,000? Only 500?
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There are no rules, it's a personal choice.

Nick explained it well; you need 3,500. If you only get 500 or 1,000
then you will not make the film you want to make. I'm not interested in
helping you make a "less than" film. In many cases the filmmaker may
not make the movie at all. This concerns me. I'm quite comfortable
donating .02% of the total budget to someone I don't know personally
as a show of support. I am not comfortable donating 2% of the total
budget to someone I don't know personally or even 1% of the total budget.

So allow me some questions: if you don't get the entire 3,500 what are
you going to do? What are you going to do if you only 1,000? Only 500?
Questions are good.

So, everyone who is involved is doing it as a favour. They are getting expenses which will be covered in the budget, regardless of size.. The bulk of the money is going towards lighting gear, stabilisers, prosthetics. Also insurance for the gear we hire. Our DP is getting massively reduced rates (on camera and lenses) might even be able to swing a better deal than that.

If it all goes south, the money will no doubt go on making sure non of the cast and crew are out of pocket (I'm getting nowt, obviously) and we will wangle lights (somehow, part of a big network of filmmakers in Manchester) and we will still make the film. Some of the costumes, i.e the wraith might have to be dialled back a little, but I'm going full Cameron on the scenes that involve this character, So shot in the dark, only highlights and hints at the creature (Much like the teaser trailer).

I really wanted dollies and sliders, and a jib just to add some life to the shots and this is where a big chunk was going. If, not art from adversity. The main thing for me is making sure everyone gets something for their efforts. With the talent involved if we only have 50p we'll still make a belter.

Another thing that the money is going on is festival submissions. If we don't get it, I'll just have to pony up the cash myself. Which I don't mind doing, I'm not rich by any length, would have just liked some help, you know?

Which you have helped with

If you have anymore questions or suggestions let me have em. Seriously, I'm here not just to promote but to learn. Its my first crowd funder.

Cheers
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Column inches for Fissure

Gaining a little traction. 'Fissure' has had a little story done by Mancunian Matters.

http://www.mancunianmatters.co.uk/co...ion-short-film
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Old 07-03-2016, 03:50 AM   #11
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I've donated 5. Great project home and pitch video. It's not clear though what contribution gets one the movie. Maybe you can make your wording a little more succinct in the pledges. Also, have you done any press releases?
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Hi Amos! Thanks so much. Once it went live I realised they weren't worded so well, but people had pledged so I can't change em. We have a little bit of stuff. Why do you ask?
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:16 AM   #13
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We've just hit the 1000 mark over the weekend. Massive thanks to everyone who has chipped in and shared. Still some way to go, but its going good
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Do some press releases and Facebook Ads. That shld give you a boost.
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:43 AM   #15
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Ill be doing a promoted post over the weekend
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