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Crowdfunding Your Film

via CreativeLive


Raising money and gathering resources is crucial for making movie dreams a production reality. In Crowdfunding Your Film, Emily Best will lay out your options for getting early support and identifying the fundraising sources that will bring your work to life. 
When her film Like the Water needed a last-minute infusion of capital, Emily was inspired to start Seed&Spark – the crowdfunding platform she runs as CEO today. In Crowdfunding Your Film, she’ll share both her front-line fundraising expertise and her years of experience helping others raise the money needed to make their films a reality. 
She’ll teach you how to: 
  • Create an effective social fundraising strategy 
  • Crowdfund your film 
  • Crowdsource gear and supplies 
  • Create incentives for the audience during every stage of production 
You’ll learn how to develop a community of contributors and supporters that ensure you have the resources you need to make your vision come to life. You will also learn to build momentum so your audience will follow your film creation from beginning to end and your film has an audience from the beginning. 
Fundraising and acquiring all the necessary filmmaking materials can be a tremendous source of pressure, but it doesn't have to be. In Crowdfunding Your Film, you’ll get real-world insights and practical approaches to funding your film without fear. 


  • Crowdfunding to Build Independence
  • Who is Your Audience?
  • Messaging to Your Audience
  • Specifics of Crowdfunding and Incentives
  • The Good and Bad of Pitch Videos
  • Pre-Production for the Campaign
  • After the Campaign and Q&A
  • 3 Actions You Can Take Now
  • Deep Dive into Crowdfunding with Nathan Williams and Natalie Johns
  • Pitch Videos Done Right with Nathan Williams and Natalie Johns
  • Incentives with Nathan Williams and Natalie Johns
  • Campaign Execution with Nathan Williams and Natalie Johns
  • Unexpected Pitfalls and Benefits of Crowdfunding

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Emily Best


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