Video Spotlight - State of Creative Independence

Written by Jim Kolmar | September 24, 2013

In the last few years, crowdfunding has secured its reputation as the ultimate opportunity for filmmakers to maintain creative control of their projects, and take artistic risks like never before. While they can be a risky proposition in themselves, the new funding plans offer a different way of doing things, breaking away from traditional models.

At SXSW 2013, filmmaker Simon Klose (TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard) disclosed some of his crowdfunding experiences in an intimate conversation with Kickstarter Co-Founder and Head of Communication Yancey Strickler. Watch edited excerpts in the video above, and head to this page for the complete audio of the session.

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