PHOTO STILL FROM THE DOCUMENTARY “BLOOD BROTHER”
This post is excerpted from an article on the Sundance Institute’s Artist Services blog about how directors and producers can use Rally.org to raise money for the people and causes that they’ve featured in their films.
Some of the best documentary and feature films often focus on a marginalized, isolated, or troubled community…These people’s circumstances have moved you, mystified you, or pissed you off so profoundly that you feel compelled to explain them to a wider audience and do what you can to help along the way.
But once your film gets into festivals, theaters, and Netflix queues, what more can you do for the individuals whose stories you’ve so painstakingly told? You’ve of course heard about directors and producers using crowdfunding to cover their production expenses and get their movies made…Filmmakers are also using their movies to launch philanthropic crowdfunding campaigns.
See “How to Fundraise for the Cause Behind Your Film” to learn more.