Below you'll find:
1. the Sizzle Reel,
2. the Poster,
3. the Investment Tiers, On Screen Credits & ROI
4. an abridged version of the Business Plan or, in other words, how I intend to make a return on the investment.
If you have any questions, or would like me to send you a copy of the full business plan and the Investor Deal Memo, call me at 818-331-4585 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SIZZLE REEL
THE INVESTMENT TIERS, ON SCREEN CREDITS & ROI
I am raising a total of $25,000 to finish the movie in $2,500 increments (shares). Funds will be used for post-sound, music & color grading.
*As of Tuesday, June 9th, 2020, I have raised $12,500 (5 shares).*
5 more shares are available at $2,500 per share.
If you purchase:
ONE to TWO Shares - $2,500 to $5,000
You'll receive an Associate Producer on a Shared Title Card in the main titles of the film.
THREE to FOUR Shares - $7,500 to $10,000
You'll receive a Co-Executive Producer Credit on a Shared Title Card in the main titles of the film.
FIVE to SIX Shares - $12,500 to $15,000
You'll receive an Executive Producer Credit on a Single Title Card in the main titles of the film plus your name will appear in the billing block on the movie poster and other media, such as DVDs, etc.
Commencing after film delivery, investors will receive 100% of all profits until 110% of their original capital contribution is recouped. Thereafter, the investors as a whole and Producer / Director Adrian León will split the profits 50/50. The profit payments investors receive will be based on the number of shares they have purchased.
This is a 7-year deal commencing after film delivery.
Only individuals who can afford to lose their investment should purchase a unit.
An abridged version of the Business Plan on how I intent to make a return on the investment
We will work to recoup investments the following ways:
1. We will seek a Legacy Distribution Deal, both domestic and international. We may piecemeal rights among different distributors according to their strengths and willingness to do so. We will seek a distributor who has the ability to take the film to the American Film Market. If necessary, we will engage a reputable producer's rep. For more info on how we intend to approach a distribution contract, see the full business plan.
2. We will retain the right to sell the film and its merch on our website via digital downloads, streaming and Blu Ray. We will retain the Educational Rights. We fully intend to package the film with educational content aimed toward indie filmmakers and increase the price per unit. We plan on marketing the film (and its educational package) to a very specific demographic online, indie filmmakers, post-sound professionals and audiophiles who also "like" psychological thriller / horror films on their social media pages. The educational content will consist of "how we made the movie on budget and on schedule" -type information. This is a growing niche hungry for case study-type education.
3. Film Festivals will not play a major role in our strategy. They are expensive and it is becoming increasingly rare for even the most popular film entrants to walk away with a deal. They are fun, however, and can be extra helpful for publicity purposes especially if there is a distribution deal already in place and / or if the film itself is available for purchase. Therefore, we will submit to popular genre festivals with the intention of finding the audience instead of finding a distributor.
4. In the event we aren't offered a satisfactory distribution deal, we will roll out a self-distribution windowing strategy. It might look something this:
On-Demand Theatrical & Community Screenings to our niche audience (described above) in major U.S. cities.
1st Phase DVD / Blu-Ray: 30-day window via the film's website
2nd Phase DVD / Blu-Ray + TVOD (Transactional Video On Demand such as Apple iTunes, Sky Box Office and Amazon's video store)
TVOD + Satellite & Cable TV: a 90-day window
Educational + Library + Airline Release: 90-day window
SVOD (Subscription Video On Demand such as Shudder Channel, Sky TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video & Hulu. A disclaimer: a distributor or an aggregator is needed to be picked up on an SVOD platform. Netflix, because it produces so much of its own content licenses very few indie projects whereas it is easier, as of now, to land on the Shudder Channel.)
AVOD (Ad Supported Video On Demand such as Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Daily Motion) This would be the last release window.
5. It is entirely possible that a hybrid Legacy Distribution / Self Distribution / Educational model takes place.
Even though we are, amazingly, living through a time of social unrest and health crisis, the entertainment business, especially movies, has proven itself resilient to Depression, Recession and War. Also, because production stopped on so many levels earlier this year, we are poised to take advantage of the coming demand for quality content. And because so many things are changing in the industry, our ability to effectively market to specific online demographics and the low cost of entry investment amount make this a unique opportunity and the best value at minimum risk when it comes to investing in an independent film.
If you'd like to review the Investor Deal Memo, the business plan and how we intend to use the finishing funds, please contact Adrian at
818-331-4585 or email@example.com.
Thank you for your time and attention!