Crowdfunding happens to be a pretty much unexplored concept in India. And more so in the film and television space. Barring a couple of odd experiments, film makers have still not taken to this route here, whereas outside of India, even seasoned film makers are trying their hands at crowdfunding.
My friend and an ace film maker Ankur Kapoor (https://www.facebook.com/ankurkapoor86?fref=ts) has just embarked upon a unique crowdfunding project of his own.
He intends to make a 15 minute science fiction short film. This short film would be self contained and would spark a world which can be propagated further in a feature project at a later stage. I had the privilege of working with Ankur as a mentor in 2009-10 on a sci-fi project which got shelved due to lack of proper funding. We managed to pull off a teaser on a tiny budget working with a team of 3 students. This teaser can be seen on the project’s Indiegogo page (link below). Ankur has won several awards at various indie festivals and events over the past 6-7 years.
I request Rodinhooders to support and help us promote this unique project by going to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/project-fusebox-sci-fi-short-film . You can also contribute in Indian Rupees by going to https://www.getfbpay.in/projectfusebox
To promote this project on Facebook, please like us on https://www.facebook.com/qfilms
We would also appreciate any kind of inputs/feedback on how we should promote this crowdfunding campaign. Any kind of additional help/support is most welcome and appreciated as well.
There are also two questions which we have regarding the process of crowdfunding and I feel The Rodinhoods is the best place for getting the right answers.
Q1. What are the tax implications for the funds that are received via a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter or Indiegogo for instance ? Are there any key points one should be aware of.
Q2. What are the best strategies for promoting a campaign such as this one ?
Thanks in advance. And don’t forget to share the campaign link with your friends and family as well 🙂