At the time of writing, Stagedoor, the app dedicated to helping audiences discover great theatre, announces that it has raised more than £319,000 in the first three weeks of its Seedrs crowdfunding campaign, greatly surpassing its goal of £200,000.
On 20 November 2017, Stagedoor, the app dedicated to helping audiences discover great theatre, launched a £200,000 fundraising campaign open to the general public via Seedrs.com – and raised 70% of its target in the first 24 hours. As we write, the round is now at 97% – act fast if you want to be a part of a theatrical revolution!
Two days ago Charli Whatley and Jason Bradbury launched their opportunity for friends, and film lovers to join them to help make the pilot episode of the web film neo-noir series DIRTY LAUNDRY. Described as “stylised, intelligent, full of dark and serious themes but portrayed through beautiful cinematography that will engage a huge digital audience looking for new content..think Twinpeaks, Brick, Bloodsimple and True Detective but enjoyed in 5 minute episodes, rather than stealing a week of your life.”
I’ve been thinking a lot about new musicals recently. It’s an oft-quoted adage (a la Sondheim) that musicals are rewritten rather than written. And that’s rewrites over a period usually of years, even decades. So, for the purposes of this blog, I’m defining ‘new’ musicals as ones still being actively re-written by their makers.
I was at a Phundee pitching night for potential crowdfunding projects last night. Each creative was telling us their project and seeking a free place on a development programme to lead them from idea through to campaign over 8 weeks. The ideas chosen tonight will be nurtured and supported by the Chief Exec and his team. When they burst onto the www they will be as ready as possible to attract full funding for their start-ups.
I’m working with two crowdfunding campaigns as an Ambassador for Phundee, the new platform kids on the block, and advising others on the challenges they face setting out their appeal for funders. There is a problem, and I do believe there could be a solution. I am sure the owners of Playpen Productions will not […]