It’s one thing to sit around and write about low-budget filmmaking, and another to go out and raise the money to make your own. A friend of mine, Amy Hawes, is currently campaigning for funding to make her short film, Falling for Fitzgerald. It’s a great project and a charming story, so I asked her to share her story here. I hope that you’ll all be inspired to pick up a camera, or live vicariously through Amy and donate!
Eighty-seven days ago, on Friday the 26th of November, 2010, I set up a page on American crowd-funding website IndieGoGo. I had written a short story, called “Unlucky for Some”, which I then wrote into a script entitled “Falling for Fitzgerald”. I wanted to raise some money to make the film myself, a few months down the line.