I’ve been raising money to make a movie for the last 18+ months now, and I’ve tried to be methodical and process-driven in my approach, hoping to one day be able to write a post JUST LIKE THIS ONE.
In the process of putting together funding for our feature film projects, I’ve been doing as much research as possible to gain a deep understanding of how film finance works. I figured, if I’m going to be meeting with investors and VC firms, I better know my numbers.
What I found, however, was an even more exciting pool of data that makes independent film, as one man puts it, “an attractive asset class”.
I’ve spent a lot of time over the last few months with the tech community in Utah. There’s a huge buzz going on in “Silicon Slopes”, and in an attempt to see what all the “buzz” was about, I started to attend meetups and other networking events put on by that community.
Come to find out, there are a lot of things happening that are truly buzz worthy. In Utah there are many companies that are valued over $500 Million, and in Provo alone there are three $1 Billion companies on a single STREET.
That’s one of the things that drew me to this community — there’s a crap ton of money circulating around. Check out these headlines from the last 3 weeks alone: