“A group of international movie-goers announced today that they are backing filmmaker Jessica Mae Stover’s fundraising project around her original motion picture, Artemis Eternal, and are inviting other film fans to do the same. On the official site for the project, visitors can explore an interactive map of the movie’s development, track progress and impact production by contributing funds directly. By relying on contributors to promote the website, reach out to local press and even create press releases [such as this one], Stover has cut out the middleman, and allied with the audience to break ground on a new formula for film finance, production and exhibition.”
Check out the interactive press release, which includes a YouTube video interview. Stover makes some great comments on the need for independent ventures and the essential nature of marketing, as well as offers a detailed discussion of filmmaking.