Crowdsourced Film Lets Fans Share in Profits
Neither The Veil, Nor The Four Walls is a new film with a very cool new business model my friend Rene Bastian (Funny Games, Transamerica, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints) is producing.
The film is about a young mother from rural Pakistan who goes on an extraordinary and dangerous journey to protect her eight-year-old daughter from an arranged marriage to a powerful warlord. Itâ€™s a great story thatâ€™s already won a slew of awards, but whatâ€™s also amazing is the way the film is being funded.
To raise the money to make it, fans of the project can sponsor frames, seconds or minutes of the film. A single frame can be sponsored for as little as $15, for which you get a digital copy of your frame and a free download of the movie. The more you donate, the more you get in return, from having your name in the end credits to invites to screenings, and even a chance to earn a share in the filmâ€™s profits.
Itâ€™s a cool idea, exactly the kind of solution independent film-making needs. And it sounds like it’s going to be a great movie. Rene and his team are planning on using the Crowdrazor software they developed for this to power more projects. Find out more here.