How would you like a small part in making a dream a reality? Are you up for a small pledge?
Iain Cash and I are trying to raise funds for our feature film - no, don't tune out just yet - and we have found a way we might be able to do it, through a site called Indie Maverick.
What happens is that people pledge small amounts (minimum of $50 USD, which is roughly £25 - £30) and the pledges - not the cash - are stored. If we reach our target of $500,000 everyone chips in with their pledge, and if we don't make our target, no one pays anything.
So you only have to make good on your pledge if we raise all the $500,000 or £250,000 good old English pounds.
The project is THE LAST BRITISH EXECUTION, a comedy/satire, inspired by the tone of THE THICK OF IT, the BAFTA winning BBC3 show.
It's a good script, got an 'Honorable Mention' in Writemovies.com international screenwriting contest 2007, and has also been entered into others.
We hope that Iain will direct. View his IMDB link here.
And visit Indie Maverick if you would like to make a pledge.
Script is available to be read if you wish and if we get it made everyone gets a cut of the profits and a special edition DVD of the film.
I like Peter's proposal and the fact it clues into some 'modern' ideas - pledges, using crowds, small amounts of cash etc. And I also like his use of old-school achievements like the fact it has done well in the contest. But it needs a bit more of that.
What I think Peter has missed a trick on is stating some personal opinion - why he wants to make it and what it would mean to him. On a similar thread why this film is important. Not everyone will be a film fan, but they might help a film if they know it looks at the issue of - say - human rights (just as an example). It is very unlikely that this film will see a profit so I'm not giving my fifty bucks as a monetary investment. But I might do it for an ethical investment, because I believe its a good thing to do.
Lastly, a bit more meat on the bones in terms who might be in it if the money comes through would be good. Very annoying I know, but there you go.
Just my thoughts as an outsider.