The film community is growing, and on the D+CFilm social network, David Salas -the brains behind the innovative Simple Lies Experiment -has posed the question of creating a self-funding filmmaking co-operative.
David proposes a membership fee of £1 a week for the funds. Cast and crew would be readily available. And then there’s the communal skills and knowledge of getting the film made and distributed.
He says: “I figure that we could always do with more money to get more films made.”
On the other side there are infrastructure and organisational issues.
Martin Lejeune says: “Not something I can see working I’m afraid, it’ll just lead to tears before bed time.”
But Robin Whenary is more positive.
“If it’s all worked out and agreed (on paper) in advance, so there’s no possibility of people feeling aggrieved when their project doesn’t get the money, I don’t see why it can’t work,” he says.
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