If you’re about to start a crowdfunding campaign or are even thinking about one, this is a must-listen episode?
Crowdfunding is a vehicle, or tool, to mobilize the crowd you already have. ~ Brett Culp, Producer/Director “Legends of the Knight” and “Look to the Sky”
This week we have part 2 of our “Making a Documentary” miniseries, wherein we document the making of my low-budget feature-length documentary “Invisible Illness.” During this series, it’s my goal to share not only what I’ve learned, but what other documentary filmmakers have learned.
On this episode, documentary filmmaker Brett Culp is back on the show to talk about the successes and failures he’s had with his three crowdfunding film campaigns over the past five years. Brett had a successful IndigGoGo campaign and then later a successful Kickstarter campaign to create is first feature length documentary “Legends of the Knight.” He’s now in the middle of his second feature length doc and third crowdfunding campaign, this time on IndieGoGo’s Generosity.com platform. Among many things, he gives some great insight on when you’d want to use IndieGoGo vs Kickstarter (his answer may surprise if you think you know. It’s not just about ow much money you get to keep). And he talks about why he’s using Generority.org and for whom that platform is ideal.
- Stream Brett’s film “Legends of the Knight” on Netflix
- The IndieGoGo pitch video for “Legends”
- Brett’s Kickstarter page for “Legends”
- Learn more about his current film at SupermanIsReal.com
To learn more about the documentary my wife and I are creating, visit InvisibleIllnessFilm.com.
Music in this Episode
Music was curated from FreeMusicArchive.org. In order of appearance, the music in this episode was:
- Fire Ahead by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA)
- Out of the Skies, Under the Earth by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY)
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