» Crowdfunding

Kickstarter reward tiers: in-depth looks at our campaigns for MAGNETIC and TEN

So far, Sophia and I have run two modest Kickstarter campaigns – both successful – for our films TEN (stats on TEN) and MAGNETIC (I never wrote up my analysis, but Kicktraq summary of stats). In preparing for these campaigns, we spent a very … Read More

TEN Kickstarter Update 13: 24 hours to go and YOU ARE MAKING IT HAPPEN!!! Thank you so much! Bonus Song Treat! (Lucky Update 13!!!)

The Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaeljepstein/ten-b-movie-psychological-thriller-full-of-twists THE HOME STRETCH We’re down to the last 24 hours, but the really good news is we’ve reached the goal!!! Anything can still happen (pledges can be changed, etc. – I will say, please do warn us … Read More

Why even a $1 contribution to our TEN Kickstarter campaign means a lot to us!

We’ve been losing our minds a little pushing our Kickstarter campaign for the film TEN: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaeljepstein/ten-b-movie-psychological-thriller-full-of-twists It’s a nerve-wracking process to say the least! So, we’re going to ease up for a few days and catch our breath (and celebrate Sophia’s birthday). In … Read More

TEN Kickstarter Update 3: Cast/Crew Announcement: Rachel Leah Blumenthal

Our campaign http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaeljepstein/ten-b-movie-psychological-thriller-full-of-twists We’re quite excited to announce the addition of Rachel Leah Blumenthal to our crew and cast. Rachel will be involved with production and, in keeping with my trend of killing her off in everything I make (see … Read More

TEN Kickstarter Update 2: Crew Announcement: Catherine Capozzi

Our campaign http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaeljepstein/ten-b-movie-psychological-thriller-full-of-twists We are really pleased to announce that the amazing Catherine Capozzi will be working as a crew member on the TEN film shoot, AND, more importantly, will be working on scoring the film. Catherine was responsible for … Read More

TEN Kickstarter Update 1: Cast Announcement: Jade Sylvan + A huge thanks for the generous support! We’ve reached 20% in less than 2 days!

Our campaign http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaeljepstein/ten-b-movie-psychological-thriller-full-of-twistsTHANK YOU! We are blown away by all of the generous contributions that helped bring us over the 20% mark in less than 48 hours! We’ll be sending individual thank yous over the next few days, but, in the … Read More

Microfunding is the Future of Labels! (…but Kickstarter is [at least mostly] the wrong model for bands)

I am delighted to say that this article has been picked up by Music Think Tank: http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/microfunding-is-the-future-of-labels-but-kickstarter-is-the.htmlKickstarter/MicrofundingBy now we’ve all at least heard about Kickstarter.  Many of us have helped to fund projects.  I’ve supported  5 or 6 myself.  The best … Read More