The producers of The Age of Stupid explain how they corralled multiple small investors to fund their film.
Fundable is a site that allows groups of people to pledge money to help others. Payment is only taken if the minimum pledge amount is reached. I’ve started a Fundable fundraiser to buy a high definition camcorder for Venn so that the image quality can do the acting and script more justice. We also need better sound equipment. Money left over from buying the camera will go toward this.
Venn.tv is the home of the Venn sitcom. We’re ready to start shooting the first episodes and I’d really like to do the actors and script justice by using better equipment. £1000 ($2000) will purchase a high definition hard disk camcorder such as the JVC Everio HD7, a docking station that will burn backups of footage, spotlights and diffusers. Any more money raised above this will go toward sound equipment including recording devices, microphones and booms.
Episode 0 was shot using a cheap camcorder with a cheap shotgun microphone and basic lighting. We’ve got some good actors and a good script, but the video quality isn’t doing them justice.
Added Benefits for Contributors:
All donors will be listed on the Venn.tv pages for the first four episodes of the series, with links to their websites if supplied. The list will be in descending order by size of donation. Anyone donating over $250 will be mentioned as a sponsor in the end titles of the first four episodes, which will be distributed for viewing beyond the Venn.tv site through embedding on other sites. Anyone donating over $1000 will have a pre title ad on the first four episodes- “Brought to you by-“