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Making Movies (well, funding them)

Posted by Mark Harrison on June 28, 2007

I’ve had a couple of interesting meetings over the last week, that (for once) have nothing to do with Property or Insurance… but to do with making movies.

A friend introduced me to a Film Producer who is putting together a “project” which is going to cost about£4million. She’s already raised just over £3million of this, leaving her, well, nine-hundred-and-something-thousand to raise.

The film sounds exciting – sort of an Irish version of Lock Stock, with Billy Boyd and Vinnie Jones already signed up into some of the lead roles!

What I’d not realised about Movie Making, was that if you invested “a lot” you get listed on the credits as “Executive Producer”… and if invest “a fair bit” you get to spend time on the set (if you want to), and generally be involved with making the film…. plus the kudos of being able to say that you’re a movie backer.

Obviously, investing in movies is risky, a lot end up going “straight to DVD”, but at least with this one there is a professional sales agent involved, the Director has made four films previously, and the rest of the team have good track records.

If you have £100k to spend, and are interested, let me know, and I’ll put you in touch with the producer. Alternatively, a mate is thinking of putting together a consortium of people with £10k each to invest, who fancy a flutter. (Again, let me know, and I’ll pass on details.)

I’ve said I’m up for meeting the production team in the next couple of weeks!


4 Responses to “Making Movies (well, funding them)”

  1. brian said

    Beware. If you want some advice from a seasoned film investor – get in touch.

  2. Nik Butler said

    Brian I would be very interested in getting in touch also

  3. Jeffro said


    I am heading up marketing and design for a movie filmed in NY that has already won numerous awards and sound track grants. I’ve already created the website, movie poster, dvd art, media packages, you name it. Now we need to find funding for the launch, any suggestions?



  4. wegmuller said

    hi i’m a producer i just did my first movie from CAmeroon i’m looking for investors to work with for more info. about the movie

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