Filmmaking - Financing


How Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa Broke Crowdfunding Records

Who the F*@% is Frank ZappaWho the F*@% is Frank Zappa

Raising over $1.1 million on Kickstarter, Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa (working title) recently shattered the crowdfunding record for a documentary project, previously held by the Bill Nye film. Directed by Alex Winter (Deep Web), the film is an authorized exploration…  Read more

By Apr 27, 2016

Kodak and Kickstarter Launch Program for Indie Filmmakers to Shoot on Film

Queen of EarthQueen of Earth

Despite outliers such as Alex Ross Perry and Todd Haynes, the general consensus among independent filmmakers is that shooting on film is too expensive to be feasible. Over the past year, Kodak has been working to get the word out that…  Read more

By Apr 25, 2016

Director Peter Medak Plans to Resurrect The Ghost of Peter Sellers

The Ghost in the Noonday SunThe Ghost in the Noonday Sun

It was 1973 and Peter Medak was a hot director on the rise. Following the success of The Ruling Class, which had earned Peter O’Toole an Academy Award nomination the previous year, United Artists offered him Death Wish. But when the studio insisted…  Read more

By Mar 21, 2016

Kickstarting VIVA DIVA, a Short Film Starring Mya Taylor

Viva DivaViva Diva

Mya Taylor will follow up her Film Independent Spirit Award-winning performance in Tangerine with performances in several short films which tackle transgender issues. Her latest project, VIVA DIVA, which is billed as “the story of two trans women of color Rozene…  Read more

By Mar 7, 2016

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