Magazine article Screen International

Hot Docs Launches Crowd-Funding Service

Magazine article Screen International

Hot Docs Launches Crowd-Funding Service

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Hot Docs is launching Doc Ignite, an online crowd-funding service designed to help independent Canadian film makers.

Documentary festival Hot Docs is launching Doc Ignite, an online crowd-funding service designed to help independent Canadian film makers build audiences and raise support for projects in development.

The service will be launched with How to Build a Time Machine, a documentary directed by Jay Cheel and produced by Primitive Entertainment that explores time travel and the story of internet phenomenon John Titor, a self-professed time traveler from the year 2036.

Over the next 45 days, the project, which has already received support from the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Development Fund, is hoping to raise $25,000 through Doc Ignite to fund the use of costumes, props, locations and actors necessary to film re-enactments of Titor's internet posts. …

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