Frequently Asked Questions
I've seen various funding campaigns offering out 'a credit on IMDb' as part of their backer rewards, and people are wondering if that's something we will do. To confirm, we will not be offering IMDb credits as rewards for the following reasons - firstly, as none of us work for IMDb, we feel it is wrong to offer the services of an outside company. Secondly, for the same reason, we cannot confirm that IMDb will in fact list any of our backers on their great website for definite.
What I will say is that the last three films I produced (Ashes, Stop/Eject and Jar of Angels) were all listed on IMDb during their festival submission process, and it is likely we will follow a similar path with Night Owls. In the event of the film being listed on IMDb, we will submit our backers as thankyou credits to them, but we cannot guarantee that all of these, if any, will be acknowledged (again, because we do not work for or represent the great people at IMDb!). To increase the chance of these thankyou credits being accepted, we will limit those submitted to people who donate £50 and above - although people are more than welcome to try and submit their own credits, if they are valid. People with existing IMDb profiles are, in my experience, more likely to have their submitted credits accepted.
- Sophie Black, December 2013Last updated:
In the event that we reach our target amount, a small percentage of the money we raise will go to Kickstarter, in exchange for the use of their services. The rest will go into the production of Night Owls.
If we raise our minimum amount - £2000 - the money, minus fees, will be divided amongst the film's departments in the following ways:
1) Personal costs - travel expenses, food and refreshments for the cast and crew throughout the shoot, as well as accomodation costs if necessary.
2) Location and art department - rental costs for the use of the film's location(s), minimal props, set dressing and costume items for the actors to work with.
3) Equipment - rental of a canon C300, proffessional sound recording services and kit, lighting purchases (including in-camera lamps on set, and the rental of additional lighting), rental of additional kit for camera such as a job and filters for specific (visually interesting) shots we have in mind.
4) Rewards - your donations will of course cover the cost of DVDs and boxes, printing/burning services for your finished copies of the film (it will also cover the cost of burning DVDs to send to festivals), printed posters, and postage costs to get this all sent to you.
5) Premiere - finally, your money will cover the rental of a cinema screen for half a day, to show the film to the cast and crew (as well as invited guests, including some of you!), with a little time for people to meet each other, network, and answer questions. We will strive to use a smaller cinema for this to help support an independent business. Some of these costs may also be put towards invitations for this premiere.
All of the above is representative of the budget breakdown if we reach our minimum amount of £2000. Anything we raise above this will help us to make a much richer film (it could be put towards production costs such as more detailed set dressing and a greater range of equipment) and, more importantly, would help cover our post production costs, such as marketing materials and festival entry fees. These are vital to the success of the film and a larger finishing total for this campaign will allow us to take the film on a journey, rather than letting something beautiful just sit on the shelf, and will enable us to take it to people who will help make our feature film dream come true!
Now you know where your money's going to go, I hope you'll be inspired to let it loose.
- Sophie Black, December 2013Last updated:
After you've donated, a post will be put on the Triskelle Pictures Facebook page, thanking you by name. This same post will be shared on Sophie Black's Twitter feed. We'll try and post these updates as soon as we can but, if we cannot do it straight away, and a little back-log has built up, then we will thank more than one person in one post (usually no more than two or three people per post).
Once the campaign is over, you will all be thanked in a joint video, presented by Sophie Black, which will appear on her Youtube Channel.
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