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Crowdfunding for your film, web series or documentary (part 1)

  • 150 mins


Crowdfunding is a popular and (sometimes effective) way to fund your projects. In this workshop we’ll discuss how to decide if crowdfunding will be successful for your project and what financial level to choose. We discuss the strategies for hitting your goals using services like Patreon, Indiegogo and Kickstarter. Learn how to incentivize your base in funding your progress and how to create attractive reward tiers. Finally We’ll talk about funding one project versus funding ongoing projects.

Part 1:  Deciding if crowdfunding is appropriate for your project, Overview of platforms and requirements needed

Part 2:  Strategies, for hitting your goals and a opportunity to describe your planned crowdfund and get feedback and suggestions

Your instructor, Derrick Acosta currently runs a crowdfunding campaign on Patreon (currently raising $10,000 a month) and raised been involved in multiple crowdfunding campaigns including one that raised $1,000,000 in one day.


Cost:  $25

Ages: 14 and up

Level: Beginner to Intermediate




Virtual workshop via zoom.  You will receive Zoom link prior to the event.


This class will be taught by Youtube veteran Derrick Acosta.


Derrick Acosta is an Actor, Writer, Director, Producer and Co-founder / VP of Mega64. Hailing from San Diego California, Derrick has directed commercials, music Videos, short films as well as Acting and Directing hundreds of internet comedy skits.

After founding Mega64 with Rocco Botte and Shawn Chatfield in 2003, the team went on to have great success on the internet with their comedy show featuring skits about video game and internet culture. The group quickly attracted the attention of companies such as MTV, Spike TV, Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Hasbro, among others, and Mega64 has uniquely been able to collaborate with many highly respected video game developers who have made a cameo in the group’s comedy skits over the years.

Cameo’s include: Shigeru Miyamoto (Creator of Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda), Hideo Kojima (Creator of the Metal Gear Solid series), Cliff Bleszinski ( Creator of Gears of War), Ken Kutaragi (Creator of Sony Playstation), and many more!

Acosta is also a Music Video Director and has collaborated with artists such as Shepard Fairy, DJ Z-Trip, Gary Wilson, Dead Heavens, Mrs. Magician, and more.