Film Angel Investors
Finding Film Angel Investors
If you’re looking to finance a new movie or just trying to get seed capital for your film company, it can be hard to find interested investors. The odds seem against a new film company, considering that many more films flop than succeed and that still more business fail than succeed. But don’t lose heart, there is an angel investor group looking for indie filmmakers like yourself.
FilmAngels is a group of film angel investors who focus entirely on that area. The group is comprised mostly of tech executives and investors who rely on their experience in business and venture capital investing to help develop independent films and (hopefully) make a return on the investment if/when the film makes it to the big screen.
The group is very active and entertains at least five pitches a month from promising filmmakers. The group’s angels invest in whatever films they find particularly entertaining or have a high potential profitability. It was founded in 2005 and as of 2009 the group had given capital to twelve films.
For a great profile of the film angel investors see this WSJ article.
Or visit the group’s website to learn how you can get your film seen by the FilmAngels.
In the last few years I have been approached by MANY filmmakers looking for help financing their film, so it’s great to see that this group has addressed this need.