Fundraising for side projects

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 in Film & animation

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Coming up with a name can be tricky business, but that’s part of what business I’m into these days.

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.

4 Comments

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  2. the Jack
    October 14, 2010

    You may wish to look into IndieGoGo.com, there seems to be mixed success for filmmakers there.

    The key is pimping the hell out of your project along every possible marketing channel, but it works. That one woman got 5K for cosplay.

    Good luck!

    Jack

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  4. Shala Merriwether
    May 13, 2011

    I somehow dont agree with a few things, but its great anyways.I guess your doing something right if Google likes you enough to put you on the first page of a non related search.Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a concept I hadn’t considerd yet. Now lets see if I can do something productive with it. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

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