Dec 10th, 2020
FUNDING | FAQs
Q. What is the total budget?
A. The cash value of the entire NORTH STAR budget, including production and post-production comes in at $350k. We’ve been able to raise over $135k in donated goods and services, and about $150k in cash donations for production alone. We only have $65k left to raise to cover remaining hard-costs to get us through COVID costs and post-production.
Q. Are there any points on the end?
A. If we make any money back on NORTH STAR through a sale, distribution deals and/or cash awards, we will donate 100% of that money to the Human Rights Campaign. We are not making this film to earn money.
Q. What if you raise more than you need?
A. Additional funds will be used in marketing and festivals circuit fees.
Q. Can I give my producing title to someone else?
A. With approval of the production team, yes. You may name a different person to be credited instead of you.
Q. Can my company be one of the production companies creating the film?
A. We are happy to open a discussion with anyone interested in having their company join us in producing NORTH STAR.
Q. Why is an Oscar nomination so important to you?
A. The goal in making this film is to affect as wide an audience as possible. Festivals and the Oscars are the greatest platforms for this goal.
Q. Is the amount I donate publicly displayed?
A. No. Only you and the NORTH STAR producers will be able to see your contribution amount. We do not share this information.
Q. How will my donation be spent?
A. 100% of all donations are used in the making and marketing of NORTH STAR until the film is bought by distributors. Funds are controlled by our fiscal sponsor, the Independent Film Project (www.ifp.org). IFP holds the funds for us and distributes funds to us as we request them for approved production needs. IFP requires we submit all receipts to them for every dollar spent to assure that we are in compliance.
Q. Why do I send my donation to Independent Film Project?
A. IFP is our fiscal sponsor, which protects both the donor and us from any misuse of funds. IFP is a non-profit which makes all donations 100% tax deductible. IFP works with hundreds of films every year, and has been instrumental in the production of many award-winning films.
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