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#1 Alex Mercer

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 06:05 PM

I would like to raise some money for a project of mine. Does anyone have any ideas? If so please help. Superfight34@hotmail.com.

Thanks,
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#2 Richard Boddington

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 06:10 PM

No problem, I'm currently lending money for film projects up to 500K.

Terms are interest rate 47.2% compounded weekly. Shall I forward you a credit ap?

R.
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#3 Alex Mercer

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 06:56 PM

Nope, just need ideas to get some $$$ for the movie.

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#4 Rik Andino

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 12:55 AM

Well here's one suggestion...

You and a friend can (maybe you should bring two friends) go to a bank
And kindly ask them to give you all the money...
You should also remember to bring a duffle bag
Because banks only have envelops to give you money and they don't hold much...

Okay so once you got all your money stuff in the duffle bags...
Well all that left to do is--RUN!

Or you can always beg your friends & relatives to pony up...
That's the easiest way to finance and indien film...


PS
Fundraising is one of the hardest things to do...
Most people employ a professional for things like this...
You can research how to do it reading books...but you'll still need a professional.



GOOD LUCK--you'll really really need it
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#5 Tim J Durham

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 06:30 AM

Well here's one suggestion...

You and a friend can (maybe you should bring two friends) go to a bank
And kindly ask them to give you all the money...
You should also remember to bring a duffle bag
Because banks only have envelops to give you money and they don't hold much...

Okay so once you got all your money stuff in the duffle bags...
Well all that left to do is--RUN!

Or you can always beg your friends & relatives to pony up...
That's the easiest way to finance and indien film...

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I prefer to rob a 7-11 as opposed to a bank or liquor store where there are more likely to be guns. Plus, you can do the set catering while you're there.
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#6 drew_town

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 08:58 AM

There are a number of grants that you could apply for. Many of these you can find online if you search for them. However, the chances you will be accepted for the grant are rather slim.
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#7 Richard Boddington

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 09:21 AM

Oh you want "free" money.

Ok well here's a plan that is 100% guaranteed to work.

1) Become a Canadian

2) Move to Quebec

3) Get millions in film financing.

That's it done. Any questions?

R,

PS: This plan will not work in any other Canadian province, and it will not work if you speak English.
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#8 Jason Maeda

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 09:51 AM

alex,

i apologize in advance for not responding with an embittered, pathetic quip. Seed money is constantly being handed out to small films and is, while usually being a tiny grant to the tune of a couple thousand dollars, an excellent opportunity for one to leverage some initial cash into something more substantial. Check online, call the offices of the independent film festivals, and make it a point to meet people at smaller production companies. and don't let anyone tell you how ridiculous you sound...there's lots of clowns out there who don't know how to work towards success, and there's nothing they hate more than someone who does.
jk :ph34r:
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#9 Charlie Seper

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 03:42 PM

Right on Jason.

I know you said to email you about this but I'm on somebody elses computer at the moment and don't mess around with emailing much anyway. (Who has the time for this Internet stuff?)

Anyway Alex, if you happen to come back... not knowing what you've done previously, its hard to give solid advice. But if you haven't done anything small yet, then that's where I'd start. If you've got a killer story that will fit into the time of a "short", then consider just shooting with miniDV at 24p and then looking for a few festivals with digital projection. If things go EXTREMELY well there, then consider printing it to film and then hitting some bigger festivals. If you can knock people's socks off with a low budget short, you'll find that funding a larger project in the future will be much easier. But you have to prove yourself first like with most things in life. Ask any musician--me for instance. :D
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#10 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 03:53 PM

Hi,

Or you could move to the UK and start a production involving as many people as possible who identify with some minority group. It also helps if your film is a tiresomely predictable "issue" movie that panders to popular prejudice about the minority group's interests. Watch the money flood it.

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#11 Richard Boddington

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 10:59 PM

Hi,

Or you could move to the UK and start a production involving as many people as possible who identify with some minority group. It also helps if your film is a tiresomely predictable "issue" movie that panders to popular prejudice about the minority group's interests. Watch the money flood it.

Phil

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Phil I think you're confused, you're describing how things are done in Canada.

Has the UK stolen Canadian methodology?

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#12 Jonathan Spear

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 07:44 AM

Phil, you are one ignorant self absorbed prick.
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#13 Jonathan Spear

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 09:01 AM

Phil and Richard,

As if the whole concept of 'minorities' and 'majorities' isn't ridiculous enough as it is - when members of the 'majority' (such as yourselves) have such severe paranoia and inferiority complexes, well, that's just downright insulting.
You guys are CRAZY. Literally.

Seek help and in the meantime, please keep you Klan/Nazi propoganda to yourselves.

Yuck Foo!!

X+O,

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#14 Richard Boddington

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 01:01 PM

Oh well so much for the cease fire Jonathan, well it was nice while it lasted.

Now we're back to your old tricks of calling any one with a view contrary to yours a "Klan/Nazi."

I'm thankful the USA and Canada both have Constitutions that protect us from people like Jonathan Spear, who would stop at nothing to silence those who disagree with them in any form or fashion.

Guess what Jonathan even if I was a Nazi, which I most certainly am not, the First Amendment would protect my right to say just about any thing I want. Check the case law you'll see that I'm right.

Laws such as the First Amendment are in place to protect us all from people like YOU.

R,

PS: I don't have any names to call you Jonathan, that's for children.
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#15 Jonathan Spear

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 08:52 AM

There's a difference between blatant xenophobia and minority-phobia (the term escapes me) to freedom of speech, which is something people to this very day still fight and die for.

Is this freedom of speech or good ol' ignorance?:

"Or you could move to the UK and start a production involving as many people as possible who identify with some minority group. It also helps if your film is a tiresomely predictable "issue" movie that panders to popular prejudice about the minority group's interests. Watch the money flood it."

"Phil I think you're confused, you're describing how things are done in Canada.
Has the UK stolen Canadian methodology?"

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You know, if it weren't for the fact that you two always talk like that, I wouldn't be so angry and insulted.
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#16 Richard Boddington

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:12 AM

"Is this freedom of speech or good ol' ignorance?:"

The problem with you Jonathan is that you don't understand that it doesn't matter either way.

The First Amendment protects a bunch of ignorant hillbillies in the ozarks as much as it protects highly "enlightened" people like you.

In your society the only point of view that would be allowed to be expressed are the ones that you agree with. Which is why you're not in power and the USA has an independent court system.

By the way, when you start calling specific people "nazis and Klan" members in a public forum you have crossed into the libel and slander part of the law, which is outside the free speech zone. Since Phil and I are not public figures we do not have to meet the same standard of libel that public figures do. We could actually sue you for what you're saying.

Don't believe me? Ask a reporter for a newspaper what would happen to them and the paper if they referred to a private individual as a Nazi when it could not be proven he was one. The reporter would be fired and the newspaper sued.

Some thing for you to keep in mind as you may find your self slapped with a lawsuit some day.

R,
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#17 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:19 AM

Obviously these guys have issues when it comes to minorities...

There's a difference between freedom of expression and simply having good manners.

Just because you have a right to engage in a certain type of speech which appears on face value to be anti-minority, doesn't mean you always have to exercise it, especially in a cinematography forum. You could just keep such comments to yourself...

Or you guys can keep pushing the limits until you eventually get kicked out of this forum. You have to ask yourself if you really log on here everyday to make comments on minorities in your countries or if there is a better forum for that.
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#18 Richard Boddington

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:30 AM

In my case David you would be quite incorrect on that point, I have no issues with any minorities.

If I did I would not have so many "minority" friends or hire so many as freelancers and sub contractors to work with me, and get pay checks from me.

R,

Edited by Richard Boddington, 23 May 2005 - 10:35 AM.

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#19 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:42 AM

In my case David you would be quite incorrect on that point, I have no issues with any minorities.

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Then stop writing posts in which you give that impression! Jeez, do you think I WANT to think that way about you? I'd prefer NOT to know your attitudes towards minorities one way or the other.

And avoid the classic justification "some of my best friends are..." because that only makes things worse.
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#20 Richard Boddington

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:54 AM

"And avoid the classic justification "some of my best friends are..." because that only makes things worse. "

Well then I guess I am just a stupid ignorant white guy, because other than informing you that I have many non-white friends, I have no other ideas for explaining to you that I have no issues with minorities. (Obviously a Klan member does not go golfing with his black friends.)

For the record I have never said any thing derogative toward minorities. Laws such as "employment equity" yes, minorities no.

But as you point out the affirmitive action debate can be reserved for another forum.

Perhaps we need a new forum on Yahoo where subjects such as "politics and film" and "religion in film" can be discussed freely and people can say any thing they want. Clearly many are interested in these issues and in having a dialouge.

Then we can leave discussions on filters, lenses and film stocks, here where they belong.

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