KICKSTARTING OPEN INDIE
As you may have read, Four-Eyed Monsters co-creator Arin Crumley has launched a new project, OpenIndie, that aims to create a new model for the distribution of independent film. I’ll let Crumley explain it:
As Crumley notes, OpenIndie is using Kickstarter to fundraise towards its goal of $10,000. With 17 days to go, OpenIndie needs just over $7,000. If you’re intrigued after seeing the video, please consider heading over there and contributing. A $100 contribution gets you a one-hour consulting session with Crumley on the distribution of your own film.
Also, check out this latest podcast from Lance Weiler and his “This Call is Being Recorded” series. It’s with Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler, who talks about his new crowdsource funding site and, towards the end of the interview, has some really interesting thoughts about how a new business model such as his could lead to new forms of independent production. Pointing out that traditional forms of financing dictate traditional products (i.e., 90 – 120 minute features), he discusses how platforms like Kickstarter could enable all sorts of other forms of filmmaking, everything from shorts to hugely unclassifiable multi-disciplinary projects.