Have a Movie Idea? These Hollywood Producers Want to Fund Your Next Movie
Mark and Jay Duplass have a long history in Hollywood. The Duplass Brothers Productions have produced and directed movies such as The Puffy Chair (2005), Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011), and The Do-Deca-Pentathlon(2012). Mark and Jay co-created the HBO television series Togetherness in 2015.
Now the production team wants to help fund your next movie. Five winners of a new contest from crowd funding platform Seed&SPark will have their narrative feature executive produced by the Duplass Brothers and receive up to $25,000 in cash for production.
As a way to support new and creative storytelling, the Hometown Heroes contest challenges filmmakers from all over the United States to tell stories that are unique to their region. It is open for submissions today through August 25.
To receive funding, you must run a crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark that obtains at least 500 followers by the contest end date.
Also to contributing $25,000 to your finished campaign, the Duplass brothers will join the five winning projects as executive producers. Winners will also receive a 16TB hard drive from G-Tech and various other prizes based on the film's locality, such as a 10% matching production grant from St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Commission.
Eligible crowd funding campaigns should run between September 12 and October 13 on Seed&Spark. If you are a finalist, you’ll have 10 days to prepare a 30-second video pitch to the Duplass brothers. Winners will be announced on November 1. Enter here.What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting.