Make My Movie!
March 13, 2007 7:39 AM   Subscribe

Make My Movie Online Be A Producer Help me raise the money to produce My Movie! For a minimal donation of only $2, YOU can receive a Producer`s Credit (PC) in the end credits of my film! Not only will you receive a credit, in exchange for your donation, you can also have a vote in some of the decisions such as casting, crewing and storyline! AND, not only that, but you also will have the opportunity to participate in the PROFITS of the film when we distribute the film.
posted by pt68 (23 comments total)
I don't have a lot of faith in this guy, if he couldn't be bothered to script or edit his pitch. Then again, maybe I should "work from the inside", become an Executive Producer and rewrite his pitch for him!
posted by DU at 7:47 AM on March 13, 2007

I am so sick of crap like this.

*Deploys full text of The Canons of the Two Hundred Holy and Blessed Fathers Who Met at Ephesus; from the Third Ecumenical Council, AD 431, Ephesus*
posted by Mister_A at 7:49 AM on March 13, 2007

you can also have a vote in some of the decisions such as casting, crewing and storyline!

Hey kids! Make arbitrary changes to the initial artistic vision merely to establish your presence in the production, just like a real Hollywood producer! Whoopee!

The only problem is that I can't find an artistic vision to begin with. Has anybody else done better with their Web2.0 Dowsing Rod? I think mine's still in beta.
posted by Spatch at 8:01 AM on March 13, 2007

Guys like this give us hucksters a bad name.
posted by Mister_A at 8:08 AM on March 13, 2007

Is this the business model of the new media of which I have so often spake?

*Tents hands* Excellent.

This guy may not be the most focused but at least he understands the most important aspect of the internet business model. Vanity is the coin of the realm.

Sir, your tenacity alone has earned you two dollars.
posted by SinisterPurpose at 8:09 AM on March 13, 2007

I don't know about that SinisterPurpose guy... I think he might be up to something.
posted by Mister_A at 8:10 AM on March 13, 2007 [1 favorite]

Been done. Check the producer credits for that film; who is that listed 10 spots below John Cameron Mitchell?
posted by MrMoonPie at 8:17 AM on March 13, 2007

posted by dbiedny at 8:24 AM on March 13, 2007

Didn't we have a thread about something similar last year? Someone going on about 'cinema 2.0'?
posted by biffa at 8:26 AM on March 13, 2007

Wow, Tiny Lister and Stacey Peralta each gave $20.
posted by Mister_A at 8:27 AM on March 13, 2007

Bet Dennis Woodruff is kicking himself for not coming up with this.
/LA local freak reference
posted by miss lynnster at 8:44 AM on March 13, 2007

My $2 vote would go towards NEVER seeing random block caps in an FPP, especially ON prepositions.
posted by RokkitNite at 8:47 AM on March 13, 2007

I only see the CAPS on a CONJUNCTION, a PRONOUN, and a PLURAL NOUN, but your point is well taken.
posted by Mister_A at 9:24 AM on March 13, 2007

Clear the room! The grammarians are looking to rumble!
posted by biffa at 9:41 AM on March 13, 2007

I thought A Swarm of Angels was already making the first feature film that was web 2.0 blah blah blah.

Meh. Film making by committee is why Hollywood movies suck already. This just multiplies it by 1000.
posted by MythMaker at 10:01 AM on March 13, 2007

Producers get IMDB entries, right? I'm tempted to give this guy $2 just for the chance to annoy my friends who went to film school. I'm a bastard like that.
posted by faster than a speeding bulette at 10:06 AM on March 13, 2007

Don't count on it, faster than a speeding bulette. imdb decided that it was too much trouble to list all the producers of The 1 Second Film; instead, they just include an entry titled "Producers of the 1 Second Film," much to the chagrin of the many contributors to the project (including yours truly).
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:26 AM on March 13, 2007

If promises of profits are involved, doesn't this venture into SEC/investment territory?

Sorry, I'm in the indie scene, have seen this kind of thing many times.
posted by shino-boy at 10:42 AM on March 13, 2007

I think most people don't realize the vast quantity of independent films made these days. Back in the early '90s it was unusual to make your own low budget indie.

These days, with digital, the numbers are VAST. I was a programmer for Slamdance for 4 years, and we would see THOUSANDS submitted each year that will never see the light of day. They will never get distribution, they will never get their investment back.

And mostly with good reason. An awful lot of people make a feature before they have the slightest idea what they are doing.

I applaud this guy's chutzpah, but would be shocked if the film that gets produced is any good.
posted by MythMaker at 10:54 AM on March 13, 2007

posted by alby at 11:05 AM on March 13, 2007

I'm glad you posted that before I gave him $2, MrMoonPie!
posted by faster than a speeding bulette at 12:33 PM on March 13, 2007

Wow, if his posted videos are any indication RUN!

Also, I think I'll end every sentence with an exclamation, just like he does!

Man, deep down I hope he's running a "The Producers" type scheme!
posted by Muddler at 1:03 PM on March 13, 2007

Want to be a Movie Producer?!?!? A Cinematographer?!?! A Film Composter?!?!
If he's already assuming his movie will end up as compost, I wouldn't put too much trust in this project.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 4:18 PM on March 13, 2007

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