It’s been a roller coaster two months and a very educational experience, but Stop/Eject‘s official crowd-funding campaign is now over. Thanks once again to everyone who enabled us to hit our target and get this project back off the ground.
But if you still want to donate, don’t worry; you still can. Just click on the Paypal donate button on the right of this page to make your contribution. Although the exclusive signed DVDs and artwork offered during the official campaign are no longer available, you’ll still get your name in the credits, an invitation to the premiere and access to my indie movie-making budget expose How to Make a Fantasy Action Movie for £28,000. If you want to know more about Stop/Eject you can check out the Stop/Eject page on this site or watch the pitch video.
Although I’m delighted that our campaign succeeded (I convinced myself at many times that it wouldn’t) the curse of filmmaking is that whenever you achieve one difficult task instead of feeling relief you just start stressing about the next difficult task. I don’t know if that’s how other filmmakers find it but it’s always been the way for me.
The next difficult task in this case is raising the rest of the money. Sophie and I have a number of ideas about how to do this and these will be revealed in due course on this site.
The other thing you can look forward to in the next few days and weeks on neiloseman.com is an evaluation of the crowd-funding campaign. I was completely new to this method of raising finance and I’ve learnt a lot from it which I want to share with you all.
For now my most pressing task is the production of the rewards that Stop/Eject’s sponsors have so justly earned. Currently I’m working on the DVD authoring for The Dark Side of the Earth: Making the Pilot and then I’ll need to design the DVD cover and label too. I’ll leave you with a glimpse of this DVD’s Special Features menu.
Oh, and check out the Hereford Journal tonight if you’re local for a photo and article about me and Stop/Eject.