Let’s bring more people on board! Kickstater and Amazon will take between 8 and 10% for their services– which seems totally fair for the convenience, ease and security of this system. Our line producer has budgeted the film at $750,000. In movie terms, that is a micro-budget– anything under a million. In my world, that is a fortune.
Where is the money going? In documentary, particularly, the money is spent in post-production and distribution. It is essentially art made from found objects transformed into a completely different medium. I need to keep shooting, obviously by traveling to Portland and beyond; I need to transfer 8mm home movies and Duanne’s work into a high definition digital format; I need to buy high quality hard drives for all the material; I plan to hire some of my fabulous students to help organize footage, research, and write to foundations for the rest of the budget.
The list goes on and on and this money will go quicky. I will put the budget on the movie’s website – www.madnessthemovie.com and those of you who are interested can see how the money is allocated. I have spoken with several producers who don’t want to work on documentaries anymore because the fiscal return is just not compensatory to the amount of work involved. For me, this particular film is a labor of obligation. Let’s use time to continue to get the word out and raise as much as possible. Shall we try for another $10,000 at least? The beauty is that because of the efforts you have already made, there is no risk raising our goal. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you. Sandra