via the country’s first equity crowdfunding platform, Snowball Effect, and investors will be rewarded with a stake in the film’s profits.
film made, while also having the ability to gain a return for investment through this new form of crowd funding.”
to its kiwi investors and catapulted the director into an international film career. Tamahori went on to make huge Hollywood films like James Bond’s “Die Another Day“, “Along Came a Spider” starring Morgan Freeman and “The Edge” starring Antony Hopkins.
team, including producer Robin Scholes and actor Temuera Morrison.
to offer this film investment opportunity to New Zealanders through Snowball Effect. It’s our chance to show the world how innovative equity crowdfunding
can be. If Kiwis get behind this offer, it will demonstrate that equity crowdfunding can be utilized to fund commercially viable creative projects and
It is a classic story of the struggle of family dynamics and the
conflict of generations for a rural East Coast Maori family in 1950s
New Zealand. Ihimaera has said that this is Tamahori’s ” return home”
film based on
one of his best-loved novels Bulibasha. Witi says, “Lee’s talent as a film maker combined with John Collee’s strong script, will deliver a film with
childhood. He says he has a personal empathy and understanding of the
era, the place and
the people at the heart of Ihimaera’s story. “I badly want to put
this environment and its characters on the big screen. They deserve no
our best work comes from our own earth and our own country and we have a story to do this with The Patriarch.”
for this final $500,000 will be part of an elite tier of investors. They
will be first
priority to recoup their capital along with a 20% premium from net
income. Other rewards for investors include being named in the film
to the set during filming and invitations to the film’s premier.
work with some real actors as well – enough of those Hollywood ones!”
equity crowdfunding offer in New Zealand, where Renaissance Brewing’s
target was fully subscribed in less than 2 weeks from 287 investors.
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