Jeremy LaLonde is a three-time winner of the Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s Young Playwright’s Award and co-creator of the thirteen-part Ontario Visual Heritage Project documentary series. His editing background includes work on the series Wipeout Canada, You Gotta Eat Here, Meet the Family, and the upcoming feature film Patch Town. As a writer/director Jeremy has made five short films including Out, which premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and he is currently finishing a new short, Bastards. He received a Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Director is first feature film The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard, which is available for rental on Vimeo-on-Demand. Sex After Kids won Best Feature Film at Film North, and Best Comedy Feature at the Edmonton International Film Festival and is in theatres starting February 7th.
The crowd funding fatigue that I saw setting in about a year ago has dissipated and it seems to have entered into the public-norm. It's here, and it's here to stay. And like everything in this world it can't be painted with an over-all brush.
Everyone hates being asked for money, so don't. Crowd funding is not selling a product (your film is, in fact, a product); it's inviting someone to be part of an exclusive experience they can't get any other way. And your perks must reflect that -- make them limited edition items and experiences that disappear once the campaign does.
02/03/2014 05:15 EST
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