Archives for category: fund raising

After four years, seven states, seventy interviews, three name changes and what seems like an endless process, we’re finally nearing the home stretch. Now we’ve got a rough edit of the film and we’re raising some finishing funds to help us launch the film in 2014.

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Launched our Kickstarter campaign to finish the music video for The Wind Kept and put on a concert for its premiere at the Whiteside Theatre in Corvallis. Great working with Glenn Alexander and Santiago Uceda on this project.

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We recently concluded a Kickstarter campaign that netted us 24 backers and raised a total of $1,261. That may not seem like much, but for indie filmmakers living paycheck to paycheck, it means we’ll be able to travel and capture another wine region that we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to reach. Maybe it’s a […]

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The Albany Democrat Herald published an editorial about Vino Veritas. Great to see the local community getting more interested in the project. I’ve written before about how we seem to be in the midst of a golden age for documentary films, and part of the reason for that is how the technical and cost hurdles […]

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We’ve launched a new Kickstarter campaign. We didn’t make our goal last fall, but that didn’t deter us. Since that time we’ve filmed dozens of interviews in three states, and we’d like to expand the reach farther. You can help us by pledging to our campaign by July 4th. If we make our goal, you […]

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Barring any last minute donations, it looks like we’re not going to meet our Kickstarter goal by a fairly wide margin. It’s been that kind of week. I feel like we worked hard and built a lot of support, or at least curiosity, in the local community. Unfortunately, it didn’t translate into dollars pledged at […]

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We’re thrilled that our first film project, the short A Country Wedding, will be showing at the Salem Film Festival in October.  Screening schedules haven’t been released yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as they do. We’re in full documentary/fundraising mode now with Vino Veritas, and we’re learning that a doc is quite […]

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As we combed the streets of Corvallis during the annual Rhapsody in the Vineyard wine walk, my partner-in-crime Kegan Sims pointed out to me that three of the greatest fears of modern humans include public speaking, being on camera and asking strangers for money. We just experienced all three as we passed out postcards on […]

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We biked 30 miles through the Willamette Valley on Sunday, tasting Oregon wines and searching for the perfect bottle to offer as an incentive for investors in The Wine Movie, which we officially start filming tonight with our first interview. In September we plan to launch our campaign on Kickstarter, and investors at the $250 […]

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We’re now raising funds for our independent film project. Our all volunteer cast and crew is talented and willing to work hard, but we’ll have to keep them fed or they’re bound to get cranky. $10 – Supporter – We love our supporters; couldn’t do it without you $25 – Subscriber – Subscribers will receive […]

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Since we’re nearing the point in our project where we’ll be working to raise additional funds, I thought it would be prudent to review some fundraising techniques. Here, master independent filmmaker Mark Borchardt of American Movie fame shows how it’s done:

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