045: Angel Investors for Filmmakers with the Producer Foundry, Ben Yennie

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PRODUCER FOUNDRY, FOUNDER, BEN YENNIE ON THE FILM TROOPER PODCAST

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 In this episode, I explore how a meeting with an Angel Investor might go for a filmmaker seeking investment funds with the Founder of the Producer Foundry, Ben Yennie.

 

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Scott McMahon is a Fellow Film Trooper at Film Trooper, a website for helping filmmakers attain filmmaking freedom. Scott recently made a feature film for $500 with no crew called, The Cube. Want to know what equipment was used to make that film? Grab a FREE gift at www.FREEGEARGUIDE.com

  • bobbywash

    Scott, I See you distribute your film THE CUBE on VIMEO. Do You Recommend Distributing Our Own Indie Films That Way As Opposed To Tradition Distribution This Day And Age?

    • Hey Bobby, thanks for checking out Film Trooper. You know, after testing my film out on Vimeo, I’d actually recommend for the über indie filmmaker to pay an aggregator like Juice or Distribber to get your film onto iTunes first.

      What you do is give your film away for free to the first 100 people in exchange for them leaving you a rating and review on iTunes when you release the film. Then promote your film for the first 2 weeks with all those ratings and reviews, but offer 1/2 off for those early adopters.

      What you’re trying to do is show social proof that people like your film and to sort of “game” the search analytics of iTunes to pair it with other successful films for sale.

      Then after 8 weeks on iTunes, do the same thing for Amazon. Then you can roll out your film to any other digital distribution platforms. But hit those two first.

      Vimeo On Demand is good if you’ve already built an audience and just want them to have easy access to your film. Right now, the Vimeo On Demand marketplace is not as strong as iTunes or Amazon.

      I hope that helps. Best of luck to you!