Fundraising for side projects
While I do have a regular 40 hour, 9 to 5 job, I also like to expand my creativity beyond what’s expected of me at work. I’ve currently undertaken a probono position as an assistant producer on an EMB (Entertainment and Business Managment) student’s final project. Her name is Sandra Rojas Gonzalez, and she had a great idea to produce a whimsical webisode series catered to a similar audience as Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We’ve got a great crew of 19 people plus a various assortment of PA’s that we’re working with, and we’re set to film this weekend. We’ve been trucking along, on schedule, and a little off in some places, but we still haven’t come up with a name for the proof of concept/short film.
Luckily, naming isn’t the only thing I’m in charge of for this project. I’m also branding the idea, and creating the website (using WordPress so it will be easily updatable by others involved), and keeping Sandra on track. Luckily, being the firstborn in my family, and having a mother with an organized, accounting background has given me some natural ability coupled with my first hand experience managing teams at VFS (while I was in the Digital Design Program), to keep a tight ship.
One of the more important tasks that I’m involved with is fundraising money for the project. There is no budget given to the students at the school, so they’re responsible for creating a budget and either paying out of their own pockets, or raising the funds to complete their final projects. Sandra is raising money through a well established site called indiegogo.com to pay for the expenses of creating the short film. They enable people with big ideas to create an account to raise money digitally, instead of the old school way of knocking door to door. I’d like to ask if anybody out there can afford to sponsor a mighty talented woman to help produce her final project, to please do so at the projects home page We’re looking to raise $5500, so anything that isn’t raised will be coming out of her student loans.
Thanks so much for your support. Keep checking back for updates and photos on our progress.