A “Perfect Ending” to a Crowdsourced Start

June 18, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)


Jessica Clark & Barbara Niven

As the saying goes it takes a village to raise a child … and apparently today you also can fund a film that way. When Nicole Conn (Claire of the Moon, Elena Undone) and Marina Rice Bader came up with a new story they wanted to make into a film, they took a big leap and decided to do the entire project with crowdsourced funding. Using crowdsource platform Kickstarter, Conn and Bader set about getting funds, and succeeded. It wasn’t an easy path, and the process required quite a bit of good faith participation from the notable cast, but in the end it worked and this week the film premiere’s at San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival.

This week the filmmakers and one of the cast members joins me on The Conversation to talk about the experience. To catch the episode LIVE (which is at 10am PST/1pm EST on Tuesday, June 19) you can click this link. Don’t worry, if you can’t catch it live the archive is available at the same link. 🙂

The Conversation is not about technology. It’s about what you do with it. Jumping from this basic premise, each week The Conversation’s Executive Producer & Host Cathy Brooks explores the bits and bytes that are changing the way people get and share information, interact and the way in which this is fundamentally changing social and professional interactions. Each week guests ranging from up and comer entrepreneurs to seasoned influencers and everyone in between join Cathy to talk about what they do, why they do it and how their personal story fits into the mix.


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