I recently stumbled upon this very interesting project called 6mfor6m /"Unbroken Chain". It is a movie about to be produced based on a popular book about the Holocaust. I was specially sensitive to this project because of the way it is marketed and funded. The producers are looking to crowdsource the movie (they are looking for 6M USD, which is a low budget for a movie production) and call the users to fund it. According to the level of funding you contribute you get a get a grade in the production scale along with the credit in the movie trailer.
I love the idea. I don't think this could be totally replicated at scale, because at the end of the day you need high talent to execute this. But the web site and interest of the story makes this unique. So far the producer tells me that they started to raise little money and i hope they can make it.
I only have a quick suggestion for them: when you raise enough money make a quick trailer and put it on youtube, along with more widgets (those on the site are not viral but just pics to copy/paste...)
One other suggestion to the site: it should be clearer about how the money is going to be used and also what happens if you contribute but the movie can't raise enough (do you get your money back?). Crowdsourcing without transparency is not good enough
One last: put faces to this project. It s hard to see them on the site.
They have a Twitter account (@6mfor6m) if you want to track their story
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