Gain Followers, Get Gear: Seed&Spark & Teradek Want to Reward Motivated Filmmakers

One of the most important parts of making a film is connecting to your audience, which is something Seed&Spark and Teradek want to help encourage in independent filmmakers.

Today, the two companies announced a partnership that aims at rewarding successful Seed&Spark campaigns by giving away Teradek products to filmmakers who reach 500+ followers on the crowdfunding platform.

Seed&Spark already gives tons of free stuff to filmmakers with at least 500 followers on their crowdfunding campaigns through their filmmaker gift boxes, but now Teradek is has featured products that will be included in every one. Emily Best, Founder and CEO of Seed&Spark says that these boxes are meant to "give filmmakers an additional reward for staying focused on audience building. Building audiences now also unlocks thousands of dollars in discounts."

Here's a list of just some of the companies offering discounted products and services in each gift box:

Also, the box includes festival fee waivers to Sarasota Film Festival, Aspen Shorts Fest, Oakcliff Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival, Chattanooga Film Festival, and Hells Half Mile Film Festival.

In the end, the partnership between Seed&Spark and Teradek not only gives indie filmmakers the chance to get their hands on some quality filmmaking gear, but it also helps inspire them to be a part of a community, as well as get involved in audience building. Best explains why this part of filmmaking is so integral to success:

We have built a crowdfunding platform with the highest campaign success rate in the world. We know that the only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. We believe that our partnership with Teradek is a great incentive for filmmakers to do the important work of building and engaging with people who will see their work.

And Teradek's Founder and CEO, Nicol Verheem voices his desire to see his products in the hands of filmmakers who are motivated enough to actually go out and learn, grow, and make movies with them:

Our partnership with Seed&Spark ensures that we are getting our products into the hands of some of the most highly motivated filmmakers in the world. Together, were providing the tools and education for this generation of filmmakers, and generations to come, to develop sustainable, future-proof careers.

If you're interested in seeing whether or not Seed&Spark is the right crowdfunding platform for your project, head on over to their website    

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Seems like a great opportunity for American filmmakers. Especially thought starting out who would benefit from some guidance.

Hopefully they open up to other countries, like Canada, someday.

January 13, 2016 at 11:29AM, Edited January 13, 11:29AM

Story Teller

Is there any more concrete information on the particular discounts provided in these gift boxes, or what Teradek is providing?

I don't see anything specific on the site link...

January 14, 2016 at 9:32AM

Jordan Mederich
Documentarian / Filmmaker

We'll be unveiling all the specifics at Sundance in just about a week and a half. Total of about $3200 in value, and that's just what we have committed now! We'll get a landing page for the box out very soon.

January 14, 2016 at 5:43PM

Emily Best
Founder and CEO