Making Movies (well, funding them)
Posted by markharrison 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.
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!