How To Crowdfund Like Humphrey Bogart

by Peter D. Marshall

by John T. Trigonis.


Classic movies can teach us a lot about life and the world today. It seems they may be able to teach us a little something about How to crowdfund, too.

I recently went through quite a lengthy phase in which I was watching only Hollywood classics and film noir from the 1940s and 1950s. Of course, I eventually rediscovered the works of Humphrey Bogart and watched just about everything this silver screen legend starred in, from his first major role as notorious outlaw Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest to his most memorable role as Rick Blaine in Casablanca.

One day I asked myself, What if Humphrey Bogart was a crowdfunder?

What advice might he give to people trying to raise money from the everyday Joes and Janes out there?

Luckily, I didn’t have to look much further than to the immortal films he left behind, so here’s a quick trio of how to crowdfund tips that could be the beginning of a beautiful (and lucrative) friendship between you and your indie film’s crowdfunding campaign.

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