Author: John Trigonis

Don’t Ask, Earn: Building a Valuable Twitter Following For Your Film Campaign

We’ve all seen the hashtags: #followback. #F4F. and my favorite –– #TeamFollowBack. Back when I started using Twitter as my primary social network, I probably would’ve been an advocate of this. I mean, why not? It’s an easy way to get followers. But as we grow, we come to realize that a following of 10,000 … read more

Dr. InDemand, Or, How to Turn Your Indiegogo Film Campaign into a Movie Franchise

You run a crowdfunding campaign for your latest passion project –– a found footage horror film the likes of Paranormal Activity; a rom com taking place at a cabin in the woods; a documentary about the life and times of someone the world might never have known about unless the crowd helped you fund it. … read more

The Horror, The Horror: 3 Tips to Gorify Your Crowdfunding

This year, Indiegogo is a proud Premier Sponsor of Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas with a team on the ground and many exciting Indiegogo campaigns in flight. We’re also particularly excited to be welcoming the world premiere of Rooster Teeth’s LAZER TEAM, a record-breaking Indiegogo campaign that raised nearly $2.5 million in July 2014. In … read more

Crowdfunding Today, Tomorrow, Together at TEDx

Last year, I had the privilege of speaking at TEDxJerseyCity about the wonders of crowdfunding and how it’s creating a “Brave New World” with every technology product that is launched, every film funded and produced that otherwise might never have gotten off the page, and with every good cause bringing we, the people, closer together … read more

Four Noble Truths of Crowdfunding & Eight Paths to Crowdfunding Success

Back in my university days, I studied a great deal of Eastern philosophy and even taught general, but weighty lessons in Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism in my “past life” as a humanities professor. This taught me just about everything I know about life, the universe and everything. Interestingly enough, it also taught me all I … read more