Friday, June 09, 2006

Kinooga Film Financing

Have you guys seen this?
http://kinooga.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

Basically you presell downloads to your film via Kinooga to actually finance the project. Similar concept to foreign presales, but on a smaller scale...

Kinooga lets you raise finances for your film project at any stage of its conception. You could be looking for development money for a script, looking for another few thousands bucks on an overspend, or simply trying to get the cash together to edit what you've already shot.

Interesting concept. My guess would be though there are a lot more people looking for money than there are people investing.

Check out their site for detailed info.

-Blake

4 comments:

Alistair said...

Hi there, I love checking out your site and was wondering if there was a chance you could take a look at our new blog site for new film 'Straightheads' staring Gillian Anderson and Danny Dyer? The film is getting a real buzz and we’d love to here your feedback on it – even if its just a small comment on our comment page.

The site is constantly updated by the Dan Reed (director) and shows a great insider look into the film making process. Have a look at the site and let me know what you think.

If you wish, we can also place a link to your site.

All the best

-Alistair Cope

http://straightblog.typepad.com/

Sujewa [Blog Admin] said...

Cool idea.

Something like a micro-loan program (there is a bank in Bangladesh that I think is doing well w/ that concept),but for indie filmmakers (well, DV, low budget filmmakers, whose budgets are in the thousands, not hundreds of thousands) should be set up/or at least the idea is worth looking into. Maybe a micro-loan program for select IF06 filmmakers to begin with? Let me know if anyone is intered in looking into this. Maybe we can assemble a fund of like $1000 initially to loan out to a filmmaker who desparately needs it. perhaps w/ a tiny amount of interest on it. I wonder if there are banking regulations that come into play for such a small amount of $s. Perhaps after Date Number One distro is happening full swing I can try to make this "indie filmmaker micro loan" thing happen.

Until then, research.

Hmm, maybe the loan can be used to finance DVD replication of good movies. Hmmmm.... hamsters in my brain are running...

- Sujewa

Sujewa [Blog Admin] said...

corrections to comment above:

"intered" = interested

- Sujewa

Blake Calhoun said...

It'll be interesting to see if the website and concept catch on. I would agree its aimed at the micro cinema production crowd. Keep thos hamsters running Sujewa... :)

-Blake