Creating an audiovisual production covers large expenses in its realization due to its equipment, locations, assemblies, staff and its actors. Crowdfunding has been used several times as a collection method to finance films and television projects, from small to large productions that have had participation in festivals and nominations in the most prestigious film awards.

The first movie financed through Crowdfunding was Demain La Veille, produced by Benjamin Pommeraud and Guillaume Colboc, in 2004, collecting €2.000 in three weeks.

A long list of productions follow this proyect:

 

Inocente (2013)

Made by Andrea Nix and Sean Fine, it was the first documentary produced and financed through the Crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, to win an Oscar award, converting its $50,000 donors into producers recognized by the Hollywood Academy.

Inocente’s Poster

Palo Alto (2013)

Based on the collection of books with the same name, written by James Franco. His plot revolves around April (Emma Roberts), a shy student who is in an inappropriate flirt with her best friend and her football coach, role that James Franco gives life by himself.

James Franco, created a Crowdfunding campaign to finance the production of the saga, but did not achieve his goal, however, with the proceeds ($325, 929) was financed the production of the film.

Palo Alto’s Poster

Veronica Mars (2014)

Veronica Mars was a famous TV show between the years 2004 and 2007, however, was cancelled. On its 10th aniversary, the producer Rob Thomas made the production of the film following the story of the same characters. The collection was $5,702,153.

Veronica Mars’s Poster

Wish I Was Here (2014)

Written, directed and starring by indie actor Zach Braff. he bases his plot on the story of Aidan Bloom, a father, husband and actor at a difficult moment in the movies industry who intends to know his purpose in life. With more than 46 thousand people contributing to donation, it was possible to raise $3,105,473.

Wish You Were Here’s Poster

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2014)

It deals with the story of Hess Gren, who was cursed by an ancient African artifact that leaves him thirsty for blood, becoming confused with a Vampire, who falls in love with a girl. Spike Lee managed to launch the film campaign by raising $ 1,418,910 through 6,000 donors.

Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’s Poster

Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014)

A Gamer who is also an Internet celebrity, must overcome his phobia towards what is considered the worst video game in the world to save his fans, that is the plot of this film that is based on the Angry Video Game Nerd series. The director James Rolfe, proposed to raise $ 75,000 to produce this project, however, with the collaboration of 6,788 donors, his goal was far exceeded, thus raising $ 325,327.

Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie’s poster

Anomalisa (2015)

Author Charlie Kaufman raised more than $ 400,000 for this animated stop-motion short film about the story of a man fed up with living a mundane life.

Anomalisa’s Poster

Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland (2016)

Blue Mountain State, was canceled in the third season. With a contract for a fourth season, Eric Falconer, feeling a betrayal at the moment of being canceled. The director, having no way to finance the film, went to the Kickstarter platform, where almost two million dollars were raised, through 23,999 donors.

The Bounce Back’s Poster

For Latin American, thanks to Crowdfunding, the Colombian documentary, Marmato, was produced under the direction of Mark Grieco. It deals with the mining exploitation in the town of the same name, located in Colombia. This project was the official selection for the Sundance Film Festival 2014 in the category of documentaries. His goal was to raise $ 42,000, however, by a margin of 7% he managed to surpass it with $ 45,731.

Marmato’s Poster

We hope that the Crowdfunding will become one of the main forms of financing for the production of audiovisual projects, thus extending this list and motivating all those aspiring to achieve their dreams thanks to this platform.

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