Washington Filmworks continues to follow the proliferation of crowdfunding in our local filmmaking community, and how instrumental it is in indie filmmaker’s road to production.

Just last week, the Northwest Film Forum hosted a “Join the Crowd” Happy Hour in support of local campaigns seeking funding (including Innovation Lab recipient This Brute Land Virginia, whose Kickstarter campaign is still live). Filmmakers are taking these viral avenues to tell their story, relying on the interest of online crowds who might want to see it come to life.

Washington Filmworks looks to local writer-director Douglas Horn in our “Crowdfunding Conversation” who published a post on his blog about Seed & Spark’s recent Seattle visit to discuss the crowd-funding climate and educate filmmakers on the different online means of pursuing funds. The workshop emphasizes a strong understanding of and relationship with the key audience while fully engaging with each contributor – read Horn’s post here.

Stay tuned for more entries in our “Crowdfunding Conversation” series as we interview local filmmakers who share their own experience and advice.

For prior posts on this subject, take a look at Steve Edmiston’s three-part series:

Douglas_Horn_Headshot_550x461Douglas Horn is a director, writer, and producer for film, television, and commercial projects. He directed and wrote the feature film Entry Level (D.B. Sweeney, Missi Pyle) and the independent series Divergence. He also wrote the original script for Switchmas (originally Ira Finkelstein’s Christmas) which was made in Washington State. He writes about filmmaking and distribution on his blog