Every business has its ups and downs and not all businesses will see its progress right from the start. When you enter into a business you cannot expect that it can take off right away, right after you launch it. This is also true in the movie industry and when you are into filmmaking, do not expect that it will ripen right away.
If you are into this business you cannot expect that you will be the winner right away. This only happens in fairy tales. In the real world you have to continuously refine and adjust, to be the real winner in the end.
You may have a very good movie idea, good concept, and the project very awesome. This independent move project of your may be the ideal concept, you think, but despite its being very revolutionary you are not seeing people see this or try this. This is probably because the project is new and never been tested, and despite having no competitor nobody is buying it.
Your new independent filmmaking venture may be new in the business and without yet the expected competitors. But you are not experiencing people to try it or see it, is this because you are new and haven’t got the people’s trust? Is it because people have not heard or read about your company?
Just like any business you’re promoting your new venture. You are also marketing and selling to people who are new in the business. To these people you are a new concept that is still alien to them, having not encountered like yours before. In this process you will still have to build trust, and this can mean a very long process that you have to undergo.
Many people have these challenges may falter or quite even before they are halfway through the challenge. Will this happen to you? You may still be the winner, after all. Anyway, there is a cool idea where you can show and offer your concept to people. This is Crowd funding. There are sites in the internet where you can explore and find out what this is all about.
Crowd finding will allow you to lay out your movie ideas to a crowd of people who are online. These kinds of people may be those who are the enthusiastic kind about sponsoring a movie. But do not source out your entire budget through this method. Limit your crowd funding campaign to a few thousand dollars. This is because you are only trying to sell your movie concept and source out your initial funding. Source out your entire budget through this method will bound to fail.
This is probably a more saleable sales pitch for your prospective investors. This is because you are selling the concept and not the whole project. Because you have now gathered a few thousand dollars you can now finish your independent movie project. You are going to satisfy your sponsors with the finished project.
All these can mean that your new filmmaking project and concept is the ideal thing and you can source out your initial audience through crowd funding. You can also make the initial steps in doing the distribution and other things which you can have control of.
Although there are no business guarantees to think of, like many business, you are proving that your concept is cool and awesome and you can source out an audience. This may make prospective movie investors to buy now than later.
Claudia Marone is a producer, screenwriter, novelist and founder of this blog. She was born on March 23, 1981, in Washington, D.C.