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Crowd-funding spread word on Maldod film

With budgets tight or being cut and arts groups facing a difficult financial climate, could crowd-funding be the answer?

Roger Williams used crowd-funding to help finance the first Welsh language gay feature film, Maldod, which will start filming in the summer.

It's the story of a girl in rural Wales and a stranger who arrives and transforms her life.

The campaign attracted 160 investors and he would use the method again but has learnt some lessons.

"It needs to be for the right project and you need to be very specific about what you're asking for," said Mr Williams.

"One of you our problems was that we were asking people to invest in the entire film. If we did it again we'd ask for to give money direct for the hire of the camera or the advertising campaign after the film's release. The more specific the better."

  • 27 Feb 2015
  • From the section Wales
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