For those of you who haven’t heard, the book Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover is in the process of being made into a movie. An Indiegogo campaign was set up to help fun the project.
Here’s the story, one day Nick Bateman received 100,000 emails asking him to be the face of Miles Archer. Curious, he reads the book, loves it and talks to his friend Cody Hackman, of Hackybox Pictures. Colleen signs with them and they are working on making a film for the fans of Ugly Love that stays true to the story.
The Indiegogo campaign has a goal of 1 million dollars to make sure it makes it into the theaters. It reads that the money will be used on promote and advertise the film and that extra money will be used to bring in bigger name actors to the film.
The gifts for support are pretty cool and range from post cards, shirts, tickets to the premiere or a chance to be in the movie. So you will be getting a little something back for your donation to the movie.
But should you donate?
Well, I did, so I’m going to say that if you have some extra money and you like the story then you should give a little something.
Why? You ask…
Over the past few years with sites like GoFundMe, Indiegogo, and Kikstarter make it possible for individuals and small companies to have a chance to take a great idea and turn it into something. While it was always possible for the little guy to make it big, it was very hard. These platforms make it much easier. Anyone with a good idea can make it big. I say support any projects that interest you on these sites, including Ugly Love.
The movie and TV industry are changing, in some ways quickly and in other ways slowly. Small film companies always existed and made a mix of films. I’m not sure anyone is quite sure where it’s going in the long term, though there are some sold signs of likely paths. I think crowd funding for films will become a more popular method. It allows a smaller company to make a film for fans. That gives the chance to prove that making the story that fans want instead of following whatever formula Hollywood uses to pre-determine success works.
Sometimes it’s just plain old nice to be a part of something! When my poster or shirt comes in the mail, it will be exciting to post them on social media. It will give me and many others a chance to feel like I was part of something. I’ll be able to watch the movie and I know that my small contribution made it come alive, that’s ownership and it feels good.
If you like the story and want it to become a film, donate a little something (whatever matches your budget).
I am receiving nothing for this post, just the soft of fuzzy feeling of contributing to the film.