Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Raising Money For Your Movie, Bogie Style - Crowdfunding

Raising Money For Your Movie, Bogie Style - Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is raising money from a crowd,
hopefully your crowd, that you cultivate online. They know you, and they know your work. There is nobody who wants your success like your crowd, and you want to entertain and inform them. 

There's much 
superficial Crowdfunding information, but every so often a simple idea how to play the Crowdfunding game is published. I found just such an easy article, with the right mindset, and I want to share it with you.

I'm a big Humphrey Bogart fan, and there's just something about Bogie's no-nonsense character. Every filmmaker should pay attention to him, and what Bogie knew instinctively about playing to a big group of people.

Woody Allen described Bogie's viewpoint, in Allen's 1969 Broadway play, "Play It Again, Sam," (perfect title for me Crowdfunding my movie). It's all simple and brutal, with a touch of pathos.

As Woody's Bogie put it, so sensitively,"I never saw a dame yet that didn't understand a good slap in the mouth or a slug from a .45."

John T. Trigonis's article gives you that slap upside the head, to get your film funding on track, and your Crowdfunding house in order. Put it to use, Sweetheart!

Woody Allen


  1. Such an interesting article, I've really enjoyed reading this. I have recently discovered the amazing work that Listen Ltd Fundraising have done on behalf of charities, you should check them out!