Category Archives: Fundraising

Kickstarter Aftermath: Packing Rewards.

Guess what – on Valentine’s Day morning, after we reached our Kickstarter goal, I went to a local liquor store and got a bottle of Moscato. Not that I know much or care about Moscato, but drinking champaign at lunch … Continue reading

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Hard Data Vs. Soft Data of a Kickstarter campaign.

In Digital Age it’s seductive to reduce people to numbers, as it makes hard data easily available. – My video has been viewed 41,374 times on YouTube! – My blog had 52,937 visitors last year! – I have 1,237 friends … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Week 1: Thoughts

It’s actually not thoughts, but a feeling: it is hard. But lets take things in order. On Tuesday, January 15th at 9:22 AM I hit the button “Launch” and “Rocks In My Pockets” Kickstarter campaign went live. A moment of exhilaration – … Continue reading

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Money Blues.

It is 4 AM and I wake up with a feeling that a large fist in the center of my stomach is pulling my whole body inside. My muscles crack with tension like guitar strings too tight. My back and … Continue reading

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Social Media.

One of my favorite books is Tintin. By now I’ve read it so many times I almost know it by heart. The imaginary events happen in the safe distance of the imaginary past, it’s soothing to see the familiar characters … Continue reading

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Financing Independent Films: Thoughts on Grants.

To apply for grants OR not to apply for grants? – that’s the question. In the previous Financing Part I episode Bill Plympton clearly stated he doesn’t apply for grants because they are too much hassle. He finances his films … Continue reading

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Financing Independent Films: Bill vs. Signe

Congratulations, you’ve got a great idea for a movie! now what? In this world (not a bad one, when you look at it from a distance) nothing moves without money. – But I don’t need money! – you say. – … Continue reading

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