Funding a Documentary? Learn the secrets of a Kickstarter documentary campaign from a DocumentaryTelevision.com case study.
How do you plan a campaign for funding a documentary?
And execute a documentary funding effort?
How much tax-free cash can a doc earn from a Kickstarter crowdfunding effort?
The Plimpton! Kickstarter Case Study is based on several conversations and email exchanges with co-producer -directors Tom Bean and Luke Poling. This is a 3-part crowdfunding case study and tutorial:
- The Backstory about the film and Kickstarter.
- How Tom and Luke designed their Kickstarter campaign.
- This week: Ten Takeaways / Results.
The Plimpton! Kickstarter Crowdfunding Case Study includes links to the producers’ sizzle reel, their Kickstarter page, valuable documentary funding metrics and more. It’s a valuable primer on funding a documentary.
Crowd-funding is earning a lot of attention as a financial strategy for documentarians and independent filmmakers.
- Kickstarter is the leading brand amongst the emerging field of documentary crowdfunders.
- Its monthly ‘pledges’ rocketed from zero in April ’09 to more than $9 million in April 11!
But does crowd-funding work? And how does it work? We chose to shed some light on this fast-changing niche by writing up a Case Study on a stylish feature documentary about the legendary American adventurer and writer George Plimpton.
About Peter Hamilton, DocumentaryTelevision.com
Peter Hamilton publishes DocumentaryTelevision.com, a TV industry newsletter on how to produce a documentary TV special and reality television series. His expertise is unscripted TV, the documentary budget, funding a documentary, selling a documentary, and how to make a documentary.