I put up a highlight video from the Book Launch Benefit Party and an all new two-part episode in which my man, "Premium" director Pete Chatmon, will give you some real world tips on raising the money.
There are plenty of sources out there that will tell you the what's and how's of putting together a budget and an investor package, but Pete breaks down alot of the less tangible aspects of fundraising such as the mental and social aspects that are also required to convince perfect strangers to gamble small fortunes on you and your film.
Here's Part 1 of 2 of my video podcast interview with Pete to be followed by a longer printed excerpt of the same interview. (Note: The "Lighting Recipe"tm for this somewhat tricky interview set-up can be found on page 117 of The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide.)
Pete Chatmon on the Tangible Intangibles of Fundraising for Your First Feature - Pt. 1 of 2
(Produced by Anthony Q. Artis; Edited by Julian Muller; Music by Bshani Media Group)
Pete Chatmon is a Writer/Director/Producer and CEO of Double 7 Films. His feature, Premium, is available on DVD and shown on the Showtime and Starz networks. He is currently recently wrapped production on his documentary feature, The 761st and just won the $12,000 + Top Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival's All Access program for underrepresented filmmakers.