CROWDFUNDING WITH FILM THREAT: TWEETATHON TURNS INTO A STICKAM FILM FESTIVAL

There’s obviously a lot more to be said now that the crowdfunding campaigning and fundraising is over, and I’ve got a doozy of a blog entry or three still to come, but I didn’t want too much time to pass without expressing thanks to everyone who supported us. However they did it, via emails, links, tweets, retweets, shares, financial pledges… thank you for being there and helping out!

During the Tweetathon, I also had a Stickam room open where, for the first 10-12 hours or so, I was alone, on camera, talking. Since Stickam was being supportive of our Tweetathon, they had been posting a link to our feed on the frontpage, a live feed from our room AND run a 300×250 banner ad promoting the Tweetathon… which meant that this feed of just me was getting a LOT of traffic.

I like to think that I can be entertaining, but not for that many people, for that long, with nothing going on but me tweeting. I really wanted to give all that audience in the Stickam room something good, and it dawned on me that rather than talk about all the great indie films I dig, why not show them? Especially after I figured out the tech side of things enough to pump video into the Stickam feed that wasn’t just my webcam. For the rest of the 72-Hour Tweetathon, I began curating a mini online film festival in Stickam.

And I opened the programming to any filmmakers with a short film, trailer, clips, whatever. I asked for links on Twitter, and the filmmakers delivered. Over the course of the first 48 hours, the impromptu Stickam Film Festival feed swelled to over 4 hours worth of films. While I tweeted away, folks checking out the Stickam feed got to enjoy quality films. It was awesome!

Now the Tweetathon and Stickam Fest is over, so how do folks see the films we showcased? That’s what this entry is for: to list all the content, complete with embeds (full screen or expand window to watch larger). That way, if you’d like, you can check ‘em out and, if you’re the filmmakers behind the film, you get a little more exposure for supporting us by just making, and sharing, your work. Oh, and if I missed anything, let me know and I’ll add it to the list.

Taste the Biscuit
Ice Grill, USA Trailer
The Gatekeeper – Elm Lawn Cemetery Orientation
Awakening
Glitch
Trailer: Connect To starring Lisa LeVan, Wonder Russell
Bird with a Broken Wing Teaser Trailer #1
What Are We Going To Do Tonight, Gentlemen?
Death Metal Friday
Keepin’ the Skills Up – Stop Motion
Vampire Drama: Blood and Bone China – Chapter 1 – ‘The Man in Black’
Polypore — Official Trailer [HD] | PolyporeFilm.com
The Dead Inside – Official Trailer
Versace: My Night with Andrew Cunanan – Official Short Film Trailer
WAY OF THE VIGILANTE TEASER
The Plan
Pumpkin Morgue Paranormal Investigators episode 5
Ceci Traduit à Ceci
Coffee Time
Who’s On First: The Movie
My Big Fat Independent Movie trailer
The Telephone Game
My Drunk Kitchen Ep. 4: Not Easy, Bake Oven
“Lock Up” – BloodyCuts.co.uk Short Horror
The One That I Want
Slave To The Grind – Short Film
Deadheads (2011) – Trailer
EXIT teaser
Melancholic Memories – Requiem (2008)
How To Help Us Get the Film Tiny Dancer Made
KNUCKLEBALL
The Secret Life of Mushrooms Trailer
You can help reunite 2 lovers for the first time in 34 years. Learn more at http://j.mp/alexandali
Fidelis
Jake The Lonely Zombie
Esc
Who Is On First?
CHI L’HA VISTO (Who Saw Him) – HD Film Trailer (subtitled)
THE TAKING OF SAVANNAH: Official first trailer
Pardon My Downfall
Merde! Teaser
Buddy Holly is Alive and Well Development Teaser
Art Film
Planeta Desconocido -Trailer -1 ginfilms.com
Demon Divas and the Lanes of Damnation aka Coventry Lanes
RAILED – Guy & Girl Fight on Amtrak Train During Dinner
Nostalgia- 48 Hour Film Project Asheville 2009
Race (Trailer) – Available on DVD May 25, 2010
Einstein vs Stephen Hawking -Epic Rap Battles of History #7
Breaking and Entering Documentary Trailer
Edgar Freezes
Spanish Day: the Documentary (teaser)
Doris Gives Good Therapy
Pulsifer the Noctivagant
Night of the Hell Hamsters
Petty Cash Trailer (NSFW)
Slow Teaser
TRAIN
CENTRAL PARK JOKER
PERSPECTIVE




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4 Comments on "CROWDFUNDING WITH FILM THREAT: TWEETATHON TURNS INTO A STICKAM FILM FESTIVAL"

  1. Kyle Schwiderson on Sun, 3rd Jul 2011 12:36 pm 

    I was there =-0, that my count down lol


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  2. Ross Bigley on Sun, 3rd Jul 2011 2:28 pm 

    Thank you for posting two of our videos, Petty Cash and Doris Gives Good Therapy.

    It is much appreciated, please view our (under construction) website to see more work and to be updated on Petty Cash news, plus get information on our new film. Yellow Hill produced by and starring Bai Ling.


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  3. Amy R. Handler on Sun, 3rd Jul 2011 3:10 pm 

    Really, Bai Ling? I remember seeing her in “Red Corner” and thought she did an amazing job!


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  4. Ross Bigley on Sun, 17th Jul 2011 6:54 pm 

    @Amy,yes Bai Ling is in my film Petty Cash and she’s producing and starring in my Chinese western, Yellow Hill. She’s had a rough year but she’s looking to really find good work again. She’s an amazing person.


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