This month we begin the process of prepping our final crowdfunding campaign launching June 3rd via Indiegogo. With the help of an amazing campaign manager, we are confident we can raise $25,000 which will go to sound fixes, audio mix, sound design and color correction as well as a basic marketing plan and legal fees, (along with Indiegogo & Paypal and the campaign manager who take a substantial cut).
Fundraising can be a traumatic part of the filmmaking process. All artists have to raise funds, wether through the tedious process of writing grants and getting rejected over and over again or through a more grass roots process like crowdfunding. Apparently, if you are making your first film, it’s nearly impossible to get a grant. Once you complete a film, your chances are much higher. It’s the chicken before the egg scenario. Thank God for crowdfunding!
Most people have heard of Kickstarter and thanks to a 30 year old Orsen Well’s film, a lot more people are hearing about Indiegogo.
“It’s easy to imagine that crowdfunding is a medium Welles would have approved of. He frequently ran into funding issues and troubles with Hollywood, leading him to take on acting roles to support his movies. It’s taken a long, long time, but it seems like Welles’ fans will finally be able to get The Other Side of the Wind the funding it needs to be finished. ” – The Verge
It’s clear that the mainstream media paradigm that Hollywood has been programming the masses with (ie American Sniper) is not going to support projects that disclose information that actually helps to deprogram people. Some of the topics in our film are certainly controversial. New science is finally on the verge of proving what many indigenous people and shamans all over the world have felt intuitively or through plant medicines for thousands of years. Our small team is incredibly blessed to be a part of this project and are ready share this powerful message (without the usual cliches and boxed in formats).
It’s undeniable that the process of making this film has truly been a miracle in the making. Clearly the universe is conspiring to make this film happen. We are in gratitude to our ever growing community of supporters. Through the VOD platform VHX, we have had many pre-sale orders and although we don’t see those funds until the film is released, it’s encouraging to know that people are excited about this important conscious raising film. As first time feature documentary filmmakers, building an audience from the ground up has been both a challenging and humbling journey, at times, we have traversed through the dark night of the soul.
Our first crowdfunding campaign was an intense learning experience, to put it mildly. Last July we raised over $5k to fund a film shoot to Joshua Tree, a magical desert outside of L.A. We had two successful events and although we didn’t plan it exactly right, (always plan at least two months in advance of your campaign launch date), we were successful in building our community and funding our most important film shoot which included Toko-pa, Gary Bobroff, Graham Hancock, Rupert Sheldrake & Dr. Jim Tucker. Although TAC Productions and the film is still “under the radar”, we feel that at some point very soon, especially with the help of the crowdfunding campaign, the “tipping point” will be reached.
On June 5th Authentic Relating NYC +Reflections After Dark presents the Time is Art Indiegogo Film Crowdfunding launch party. Join the creators in NYC for a special night of games, connection & play through synchronicity and a short screening of an excerpt from the film. The film crew will also be shooting stories about synchronicity for our ongoing web series “SyncStories“.
Help us raise finishing funds for this important conscious raising documentary film starting June 4th thru July. Tickets are $25 pre-sale via Paypal & $30 at the door. The location is Reflections Yoga Center for Conscious Living, 227 E 24th St, New York, NY.
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