Independent Filmmaker Uses Web to Produce Movie

From: SDCT
Published: Tue Sep 28 2010

West Virginia filmmakers are utilizing new online tools to make their projects a reality.

Jeff Richards is one of these filmmakers using Indiegogo, a website launched in 2008, to help individuals fund their creative and entrepreneurial projects.

"Christ Complex is your typical romantic comedy. Girl meets boy. Boy believes he is the world's savior. Boy fights (his) best friend to the death in order to stop the Apocalypse. It's kind of like Ryuhei Kitamura's Versus meets When Harry Met Sally." Jeff explains.

"Websites like Indiegogo help the independent artist achieve their dreams through means of crowdsurfing." says Richards. Crowdsurfing is the basis of the DIWO (Do It With Others) concept taken on by Indiegogo, which provides the ability to push the Indiegogo webpage over social networking platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, to gain exposure.

Richards notes "Each campaign on the site can choose what perks to make available for each level donated. For instance, those donating ten dollars to Christ Complex will receive a producer credit, one hundred dollars and the donator will receive co-producer credit, a signed copy of the DVD, a signed movie poster and the option of have a character in the movie named after themselves or a friend."

If you are interested in learning more about Christ Complex, or would be interested in contributing a tax-deductible donation, please visit

Writer/ Director Jeff Richards
Executive Producer Wm Stephens 304-417-1838

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