Think you're too low-budget to shoot on film? Think again.
Kickstarter and the Eastman Kodak Company are launching an initiative to help cinematographers bring their vision to life utilizing 35mm or super-16mm film.
Four directors have already been announced as the premiere participants and will launch Kickstarter campaigns this spring: Derek Ahonen (The Transcendents), Antonio Ferrera (Nomad of Art), Daniel Levin (Bagatelle) and R. Paul Wilson (DarkFall).
Once future program participants are selected, Kodak will provide either 35mm or s16mm film (negative, intermediate, or print stock) of the filmmaker’s choice:
● 20% match of the first $100,000 raised by the filmmaker on Kickstarter in list price 35mm (Not to exceed $20,000)
● 15% match of the first $100,000 raised by the filmmaker on Kickstarter in list price s16mm (Not to exceed $15,000)
Additionally, Kodak will provide discounted pricing to participating filmmakers on other purchases for the project. And to further support the participants, William Morris Endeavor ’s Global Finance and Distribution Group will mentor the filmmakers on packaging, financing, and sales strategy.
"Kodak understands that artists working at all budget levels strive to tell their stories with the unique quality and emotion that film provides," said Anne Hubbell, Kodak's Vice President of Motion Picture. "We are dedicated to ensuring that film remains available and viable for established and emerging filmmakers alike."
Filmmakers interested in participating in the Kickstarter-Kodak initiative and want more information should email firstname.lastname@example.org.