Seven Considerations for Every Independent Film Investor

Seven Considerations for Every Independent Film Investor by Aaron Pierce

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Investors are integral to an independent film’s success. Film budgets vary widely, from around $20,000 for a micro-budget film to upwards of a few hundred million dollars.

There is a core independent circuit where the films fall in the $5–$25 million dollar range. These films can prove highly successful and are often featured in film festivals around the globe including Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, and Tribeca. That said, these films do not often have the support of major Hollywood studio machinery in terms of distribution, and marketing; so for this and other reasons, they require independent investors, or financiers, who share the producers’ artistic passion for the project.

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