November 11, 2016
I saw the best minds of my generation Facebook-friended by their rapists, stagnating in bad marriages, counting calories for patriarchy, wondering why he didn’t call, pluralistic in their power ever taming it with liquor, with Wellbutrin, with dancing themselves into half-starved exhaustion, with sex & want of sex,
Campaign Like You Mean It: 8 Ways to Crowdfund Hard
November 29, 2012
In April 2012, the team behind the film I co-wrote and produced, Farah Goes Bang, raised $81,160 of our $75,000 goal on Kickstarter in 32 days. It damn near killed me. When our team began planning our campaign, I was convinced that crowdfunding was a formula I could solve. I was right. Especially if you have to hit a certain target before any of your hard-earned funds are released, as in the Kickstarter and Seed&Spark models, I learned that crowdfunding for a film requires a smart, strategic, and incredibly committed approach. Here’s the formula: You have to go all in if you don’t want to come out with nothing.