Jessica Mae Stover has come up with a pretty nifty idea to fund her movie, ‘Artemis Eternal‘. Cut out the middleman and let the people fund the movie.
The idea is simple enough: visitors get to follow the entire process. Contributions for the film range from $1+ with the contributor getting an online credit for the contribution, $25+ gets the contributor a credit in the film, and $100+ gets credit in the film and Wingman status that offers name credits on the silver aurum, the development map on the front page of the movies website. So far the project has raised $40,000 of the $100,000 required to produce the movie.
Micro-funding and Crowd-funding has been picking up steam mainly due to the ease of the transaction through the internet. I can’t really think of a better industry to relinquish its powers back to the people than Hollywood… well, maybe the music industry.
Donations and ‘crowd-funding’ are near the core of most of today’s popular internet media outlets like Podcasts and Internet TV studios. Just outside of in-media advertising. Personally, I’d much rather live in a world where interested parties fund projects up front rather than everyone being subjected to advertisements in the end product.