A New Way to Finance Movies – Use the Fans

I know I’m a bit alarmist at times about this type of thing, but I think studios are the primary problem with movies today (these kids today!). I think too often, decisions are made for financial rather than creative reasons. I know, it’s a business, blah blah blah. But I’m among the people who would rather gargle Draino than sit through a minute of Transformers II. I know the execs are right on what people want; I just think people have been trained to want crap. So I’m supportive of any creator(s) who attempt to finance their work by other means, as Joss Whedon did with Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along-Blog.

As of today, I am a movie financier! Two filmmakers from Sydney are financing their film The Tunnel through fan donations, and then plan to release it as a free torrent. It’s a horror film; another found-footage, but the trailer looks interesting enough. And it only cost one dollar. A small price to pay in the hope of a new voice in horror. Check out the teaser below and if it looks like something you’d be into, consider visiting the site and donating.


~ by K. Harker on December 10, 2010.

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