Financing Non-Verbal Films like Baraka
Hey Guys and Gals,
I've got a non-verbal feature film I've wanted to make for a very long time which is inspired by the likes of Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi. Does any one have any insight into which kind of organisations or individuals may be inclined to invest in these kinds of projects. Any input or knowledge about how these films were funded and their budgets / box office revenue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Mark
Independent film-makers across the world are increasingly turning to 'crowdfunding' in order to make their films. Crowdfunding is best described as the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. The novel system uses online websites to find individual donors, who contribute small amounts of money to fund the production of movies. When it comes to crowdfunding platforms in the Asia-Pacific region. Wujudkan.com is a prominent crowdfunding platform for the creative industry in Indonesia.
You may wish to see the details on Wujudkan.com for the Indonesian short film, "Epic Java" http://wujudkan.com/projects/detail/88/Epic-Java
Crowdfunding is definitely a way to go. Contact the local film commision for the location that you are looking to shoot. Perhaps you could would out a deal with them, and use the visuals of your film to showcase the beauty of their area. Also, depending on your subject, various organizations that may be related. I see you posted back in 2011, but I hope your film was made!