Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, and the Art of Preparation for Crowdfunding Filmmakers

Crowdfunding Filmmakers

Sun Tzu, Machiavelli, and the Art of Preparation for Crowdfunding Filmmakers By John T. Trigonis I am noticing a trend with crowdfunding filmmakers: Many people are rushing into crowdfunding to finance their indie film projects without fully understanding the numerous challenges that await them. It’s as if these people are going out for their first skydive, but they … [Read more...]

How To Crowdfund Like Humphrey Bogart

How To Crowdfund Like Humphrey Bogart

How To Crowdfund Like Humphrey Bogart - By John T. Trigonis Classic movies can teach us a lot about life and the world today. It seems they may be able to teach us a little something about How to crowdfund, too. I recently went through quite a lengthy phase in which I was watching only Hollywood classics and film noir from the 1940s and 1950s. Of course, I eventually … [Read more...]

Debunking The Myth of the Social Media Guru

Social Media Guru

The Myth of the Social Media Guru by John T. Trigonis So, you wanna hire a social media guru for your crowdfunding campaign, eh? Ask yourself this: what expectations do you have? Most folks would anticipate that this “social media guru” will be the one doing most of, if not all, of the work involved in spreading the word about their campaign, resulting in funding … [Read more...]

Crowdfunding For Filmmakers

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 … [Read more...]

Six Steps to a Reel Crowdfunding Success

Crowdfunding Success

Six Steps to a Reel Crowdfunding Success is a guest post by John T. Trigonis Back when crowdfunding for independent film was still a relatively new concept, I launched a campaign on Indiegogo for my short film Cerise. I hoped to raise $5,000 from the crowd. This was to add to the $10,000 I’d already saved up. I didn’t know it then, but I had not only run a successful … [Read more...]