Hot off the press from Stephen Fellows...

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

Crowdfunding provides filmmakers with a much better form of financing than investment or loans.  There's nothing to repay, no one controls the creative process and you own 100% of your film. However, some people question how sustainable crowdfunding is as a repeating funding source. Can you really go back and raise more money on Kickstarter for a second film?

Today's research was sparked by a reader question to Stephen Fellows. James Heath emailed to ask "Do you happen to know many campaign owners who have gone from running smaller Kickstarter campaigns to returning later to do larger ones?"

In order to work this out, Stephen used his dataset of all 47 Kickstarter film projects which had run since the site's launch in April 2009 and the summer of 2015.

You can read the full article here

It makes for a great read!

From the Archives: Last year Stephen looked in detail at how Kickstarter film campaign work.  It produced a number of articles, but the one with the clearest list of data-driven tips is

Next Up...

A Giveaway that will have you on the edge of your seat...

Posted Tuesday 11 Oct 2016

The trailer for this is enough to get your pulse beating... thanks to the terrific folk at Madman Entertainment we are thrilled to have 5 DOUBLE PASSES to Kim Jee-woon's The Age of Shadows - screening in select NZ cinemas from October 27.

From the director of A Bittersweet Life and I Saw the Devil - the period spy thriller has been a huge success at home in Korea, with a cumulative 52 million USD in 3 weeks, and is South Korea's official entry into the 2017 Academy Awards.

Here's the blurb...and check out the trailer and then answer this simple question..

Which city do they want to stop the explosives from entering?

Email answers in the subject line please to by 5 pm Friday 14 October.

Korea in the late 1920s is under Japanese occupation. Lee Jung-chool (Song Kang-ho, Snowpiercer), a Korean-born police captain in the Japanese police force, is given a special mission to infiltrate the armed resistance fighting for Korean independence. He approaches Kim Woo-jin (Gong Yoo, Train to Busan), a leader of the resistance to obtain information to expose their activities to the Japanese authorities. Soon Lee begins to doubt his loyalties, and show sympathy for his countrymen.

A resistance plan to obtain explosives in Shanghai that will be used to destroy the Japanese Headquarters in Seoul is set in motion, with Lee caught in the middle. His Japanese bosses suspect his shift in allegiance, and Lee becomes a wanted man. A deadly cat-and-mouse game unfolds in which loyalty is tested and no-one can be trusted.

(hint you will need to pop this in your browser)

For cinema locations, visit: