Crowdfunding For Filmmakers

If you’ve been following the trends, you know that crowfunding is a popular way for filmmakers to raise money. But did you also know that crowdfunding is essential for building buzz, testing your movie concepts and sourcing an audience?

In the following Filmmaking Stuff podcast, author and Crowdfunding expert John T. Trigonis answers your most pressing questions about Crowdfunding For Filmmakers.

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Crowdfunding For Filmmakers

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A behind-the-scenes consulting machine, John T. Trigonis has mentored hundreds of filmmakers worldwide to create compelling crowdfunding experiences that not only reach, but also exceed their goals. An indie filmmaker and successful crowdfunder himself, Trigonis has literally written the book on Crowdfunding for Filmmakers, and puts his prowess to greater use as Indiegogo’s specialist for film and video campaigns.


  1. Abhishek Kundu says

    Hi Jason, you really did a nice job bombarding John with lot of important questions like $1 perk.
    I will also thank John for giving us such a nice insight about crowdfunding and how to run campaign specially for individual filmmakers.

    Now I have some few questions in my mind, not really questions rather some issue which I am anticipating that I will have to face through my campaign.

    1.) Orthodox Culture
    2.) Professionals sabotage each other to kill healthy competition
    3.) Most people unaware of crowd funding
    4.) Conservative film society don’t want to promote young talent
    5.) Top professionals in film & television tend to steal any new original Idea
    6.) Hate to praise true professional even when we they do good job.
    7.) Most film production company or television opt for quantity not quality
    8.) Top professionals lack eye of detail
    9.) Close film community they really don’t respond
    10.) Miser from heart

    I am working as motion graphic designer & VFX supervisor for Indian film & television industry in India since 2004, left working for top company like ABP in 2012 to work as a freelancer and pursue my goal to be a film maker. coming from a family where my father is a famous film production designer and artist and my wife working as professional playback singer. I still have to face a lot of challenge socializing.

    I really don’t expect expect much from our own kind, will I get support from people from other part of the world if I do my film project in my own language Bengali, I will run my campaign in English.

    Quite a lot of issues, looking for some answer


  2. Xaisongkham says

    I’m currently running my crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo. This is my first time doing this. So this interview is really handy for me. Thank you to both of you.

  3. Faith says

    Fantastic interview. Thanks Jason and John! The 30% rule is quite a surprising and insightful nugget of info.
    Keep up the good work!

  4. Everette Nicolls says

    Great interview. Quite informative.

    I am planning a campaign. Here is my problem: I am not in production as yet. What do I show other than my pitch?

    Keep this site strong.



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