I really want to talk about something that has been plaguing the film industry for some time. Look, I know I've mentioned crowd funding before but that's not what I want to talk about. Lately, I've been seeing a lot of indie filmmakers doing a ton of crowd funding to get a film shot, then they do even more to get the film edited, then they want more money to send to festivals.
What the hell is that garbage?
Seriously, are people really giving these low life pieces of crap money? I crowd funded an indie movie once. Wanna know how it turned out? It was terrible. I literally couldn't see a thing that happened in the movie because it was so dark. Sure, they had Roddy Piper, but what good is it when I can't freaking see him? I turned the movie off halfway through because it was that dark.
The people who made that film are always on social media crowd funding some next movie for a shit ton of cash. It doesn't seem on the level. The worst part is that real filmmakers try crowdfunding and fail because so many people are afraid of being scammed. Meanwhile, the actual scammers are making bank.
I don't want to outright say don't crowdfund movies, but seriously, don't crowdfund movies. After the disaster that was No Tomorrow I have decided never to crowdfund another movie. They always turn out looking like shit and seem to be made simply so the scammers could say they made a movie. If you really want to see us make more films, then buy the past films we've already made because at least you're buying something that already exists and not putting money towards something that may happen.
Tell your friends about us. Show people you know our movies. Buy our merchandise. That's the way to support filmmakers you like, not throwing them a bunch of money on crowdfunding sites.