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Brampton director launches film with Kickstarter

Brampton director launches film with Kickstarter

Brampton native and film director Sam Catalfamo is looking to Kickstarter to help fund his first feature film. Minor is the story of two teenage girls who decide to escape their boring lives, and embark on a countrywide music tour. They’re only ambitions are to see the Pacific Ocean and play one great show. Catalfamo, who had success with his directorial debut in 2010 with the film Teen Getaway, had always planned on using Kickstarter to fund his project. But, when he learned that the world’s most successful crowd funding…

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How Crowdfunding Tells the Story of a Hollywood Legend

How Crowdfunding Tells the Story of a Hollywood Legend

By Robert J. Mullins CFB Sr. Staff Writer: The classic Hollywood image of the film industry was parodied in the 1992 film “The Player,” in which Tim Robbins plays a studio executive constantly being pitched movie ideas like “It’s ‘Out of Africa’ meets ‘Pretty Woman,’” or “’Ghost’ meets ‘Manchurian Candidate.’” But today, you don’t have to grovel before a studio exec, you can just go online and pitch to the crowd. Film is one of the most active categories of crowdfunding tracked by the major platforms such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo…

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FundRazr Wins TV Show Nod

FundRazr Wins TV Show Nod

Vancouver-based FundRazr had a lot to cheer about today after getting the proverbial green light. FundRazr, founded by entrepreneur Daryl Hatton, was selected as the preferred fundraising platform for Season 1 of the upcoming TV series, the Crowd Funder show, which launches September 22nd on FOX affiliate WUTV. The new half-hour TV show is produced by Merton Park Film Studios of Toronto and is being dubbed as the first of its kind. Each episode will focus on six or seven inspiring projects that will provide audience members with insight into…

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Crowdfunding Brazilians seek to finance Independent Reporters

Crowdfunding Brazilians seek to finance Independent Reporters

Publica, a non-profit investigative reporting and journalism agency in Brazil, has launched its first crowdfunding project. Publica will distribute ten grants of 6 thousand reais (2,500 US dollars) for investigative projects chosen by the public. The competition’s purpose is to expand the grants given to independent reporters and at the same time increase participation of the public, which will participate as an editorial board formed by those who contribute with crowdfunding. According to Natalia Viana, director of Publica, it is a journalist’s dream: O trabalho vai no sentido inverso dos…

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The Wisdom of Yoda takes over the 3D Printing market

The Wisdom of Yoda takes over the 3D Printing market

By: Robert Mullins, CFB Sr. Staff Writer Startups in the 3D printing space advertise their device capabilities with samples of products like smartphone cases, gears, or replicas of the Eiffel Tower, but if you want to be taken seriously as a printer maker, you’ve got to give people Yoda. “For some reason, the Yoda head is kind of the symbol of what your 3D printer can do,” said Braydon Moreno, CEO of the crowdfunded startup RoBo 3D. “Everyone across the board is saying ‘Let me see your Yoda.’” A review…

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