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Filmmaker Toolkit: Crowdfunding

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    Top 10 Most Creative Celebrity Kickstarter Backer Rewards: From Golfing with Tom Sizemore to Wearing Spike Lee's Old Sneakers

    We’ve rounded up 10 of the craziest celebrity Kickstarter backer rewards. Note: it's not too late to golf with Tom Sizemore!

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    Interview with Kickstarter's Yancey Strickler: 'It's Understandable that Filmmakers Would Feel Anxiety'

    When Spike Lee defended himself against the original critics of his Kickstarter campaign, he mentioned that Kickstarter heads Perry Chen and Yancey Strickler had explained to him why celebrities on Kickstarter weren't bad for less well-known creators. In fact, as the story goes, they bring more peo...

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    Exclusive: David Lynch's Son Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Narrative/Doc Hybrid 'Gray House'

    Indiewire has exclusively learned that filmmaker and painter Austin Lynch, son to David, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance his latest project "Gray House," a hybrid drama that interweaves both documentary and narrative footage to frame a "conversation about nature, identity, consumerism...

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    Indiewire's Ultimate Guide to Crowdfunding for Filmmakers

    As crowdfunding becomes more and more the standard for independent film projects, filmmakers continue to look to Indiewire for resources on the best practices and tips for crowdfunding.

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    Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Seed & Spark? Comparing Crowdfunding Platform Success Rates When It Comes to Film Projects

    Filmmakers have a growing number of choices when deciding which crowdfunding platform, if any, to use. We were curious to see how the different platforms compared, and so when an Indiegogo search tool that allowed one to search for how well projects do was pointed out by Adrianne Jeffries in her pi...

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    Spike Lee Makes Kickstarter Goal, Will Make His Blood Addiction Movie (And It Still Definitely Isn't 'Blacula')

    As we reported earlier, Lee's campaign initially turned many of his fans off, but as time went on, he got the hang of the platform.

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    Spike Lee Does the Right Thing: The Seven Ways He Revamped His Kickstarter Campaign

    Spike Lee has had a hard time getting love from industry pundits and journalists for his ill-conceived Kickstarter campaign. If you follow the campaign close enough, though, it's clear Lee is learning as he goes along. And as the campaign goes along, it's actually unfolding beautifully.

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    Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is Back...And He Wants Your Money for a Horror Film

    Backstreet Boy Nick Carter has jumped on the celebrity crowdfunding bandwagon, posting on Indiegogo that he is looking to raise $85,000 for "Evil Blessings," a horror film which the singer plans to produce, co-wrote, and star in.

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    10 Pinterest Boards Filmmakers Should Be Following

    Pinterest is also a great resource for filmmakers to easily access everything from production tips, information about festivals and funding resources. Here are 10 boards filmmakers should follow.

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    Does Spike Lee Have a Kickstarter? Sho-Nuff You-Dig! Does He Have a Script? Unclear.

    According to the Kickstarter video on Spike Lee's $1.25 million campaign page for "The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint," a few weeks before shooting the campaign video, one of Lee's students told him about the recent successes of the "Veronica Mars" and Zach Braff Kickstarter campaigns.

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