Attention, Filmmakers: There’s a New Indie Film Fund That Wants to See Your Project

Attention, Filmmakers: There's a New Indie Film Fund That Wants to See Your Project

new film funding initiative launched today, promising to invest $12
million. However, as with all good things, there are a few strings

“Thunder Funder” from Thunder Studios
plans to provides $12 million in services, not capital, at a rate of $1
million per film. To create Thunder Funder, Rodric David, CEO of Thunder
Studios, enlisted the following equipment and services companies: Pace
Pictures (post production services), Red Digital Cinema (camera
equipment), and Cassian Elwes of Elevated Film Sales (distribution).

That means
Thunder Funder then handles all aspects of production (except hiring
actors), and takes an executive producer credit and handles sales and
distribution of the film. 

That doesn’t make
this a bad deal — Elwes is one of the most respected sales agents in
the business. However, as with all things, caveat emptor.

“Most independent films suffer from a lack of resources, which
ultimately impacts a film’s overall production quality,” said David in a
statement. “The Thunder Funder initiative empowers the filmmaker with
all the tools required to present audiences with a film that is truly
the best it can be.”

Indie fimmakers can submit projects at for review.

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I signed up before I realized they wanted to rob me! What a waste of time.

To ell the truth, I'm surprised Indiewire even posted this article.

Not only does Thunder Blunder want your $300, you'd have to be limited to shooting on their lot and sound stages. Which would be fine if you're shooting another Sin City or 300 Spartans style film, where you'd shoot entirely on green screen. But most indie filmmakers like to shoot in practical locations they already have available to them, or can fairly easily get access to.


This article is very misleading.


Or, you could incorporate your production entity, create a Limited Liability Company for your film that would allow you to approach investors and do an equity raise of your own for $1M.


$300 entry fee, for them to determine if your project is worthy??? And if you happen to be one of the 6 lucky ones, you still have to crowd fund for additional funds and if you happen to do well, only then your project is green-lit??? who in their right mind thinks this is a good idea?


wait so 500 people pay 300 dollars each as a submission fee for this process?



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