Here are some successful tips to successfully funding your indie film project from producer Jim Jermanok ("Passionada", "EM"):
1. State Film Commissioners. Sometimes city film commissioners are aware of the equity investors in their region, particularly in those areas where there are tax incentives or rebates.
2. Entertainment Lawyers. Entertainment lawyers who specialize in independent film are aware of dozens upon dozens of executive producers, investors or angels.
3. Startup Investors. Tech and entrepreneurial meet-ups and conferences gather in every major city treat your film project like the next big start-up.
4. Restaurant/Bar/Nightclub Investors. These peeps are used to risky and collaborative investments. They also like fun or glamorous investments. Also it can be promotional for their spot.
5. Philanthropists. Every community has them, Philanthropists, who have a history of contributing to the arts.
6. IMDB. Target "Executive Producer” or “Co-Executive Producer” titles as these are usually the investors.
and I will add:
7. Kickstarter. It's the world's largest platform for creative projects funding.
8. Indie Go-Go. A global funding platform to get your project funded.
Flickeria presents the first page of our new movie script The Colony from screenplay writer Kirk Shannon-Butts. The Colony is about a young new media millionaire, Dashen, in search of the life his millions of dollars could never buy and his quest for happiness.
The typical screenplay is between 90 & 120 pages. The translation is one (1) page in a script roughly translates into one (1) minute of screen time. As I work diligently on my latest screenplay (working title "The Colony"), which I will be changing after reading a big star-driven Hollywood film is in pre-production with the same title "The Colony".
Isn't it ironic Hollywoodteurs (as I coin the Hollywood sect) and I, worlds apart, would create or select anything the same? As I approach the final pages of my "The Colony" script, I know exactly where the characters will be - their arc - if you will. But for the first time - in a very long time of writing - I don't want it to end. Even thou the scenario is constant. There are no "what if he does this or that?". It is static. He (Dashen) goes back to his island bungalow forgetting about the "real" world. Later an unexpected visitor (Lancelot) appears at his door. He is completely startled yet excited.
Inspiration for themes and plots for screenplays happen at any time and any place. "The Colony" is one man's quest, desire and longing for life as we are told exists.