Let's Talk Crowdfunding
This free event is for anyone interested in learning more about crowdfunding and how to use crowdfunding to successfully fund their creative projects. Crowdfunding sites like Pozible provide project creators with a platform to present their ideas to a worldwide audience. If anyone likes the idea, they can support it by pledging money to the creator's project. In return for support, the project creators will offer rewards depending on the level of funding; essentially differentiating itself from the normal funding process.
Joining us on our panel of experts are:
Pozible Marketing Manager Anna Whitelaw
Film director Rebecca Thomson who will provide a sneak-preview of some scenes from her successfully crowdfunded short film 'The Jelly Wrestler'
Musician and performer Fiona Stewart whose work 'Bijou's Secret' is currently in the SideSpace Gallery after raising funds through Pozible.
The event is free, but please reserve a seat at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Thomson Bio
Since making her first short film in 2007, a super 8 film entitled Hammerhead: A Love Story, Rebecca Thomson has gone on to write a further four films and direct six, along the way developing a reputation for creating quirky, humorous and often naughty work. Rebecca's last two films Cupcake: A Zombie Lesbian Musical, and Slashed have, combined, screened at over 30 festivals worldwide, including New York City International Film Fest, Frameline GLBT Festival ( San Francisco), St. Kilda Film Fest and The International Sci-fi and Horror Film Fest ( Arizona), whilst both films picked up audience choice awards at the 2011 Melbourne Queer Film Festival. Rebecca is currently getting ready to unleash her latest short film The Jelly Wrestler on the world, a film which was financed through a successful crowd funding campaign on Pozible, as well as co-producing the webseries 'Noir House' and being Associate Producer on the feature film 'Breeding In Captivity' both of which are shooting later this year in Tasmania.
Fiona Stewart Bio
Fiona has been practicing her craft as an actor, singer, composer and teacher of expressive arts and most recently, as a writer, for 30 years. She is a N.I.D.A. graduate and has had extensive experience working in the performing arts. During the 80's and 90's, she had the opportunity to work with all the major national subsidised theatre companies and television networks as well as appearing in several films.
She has had the opportunity to live, work, study and practice her craft, here in Australia, Germany,the U.K, the U.S. and France. Between 1995 and 2004, she lived, worked and toured throughout France as a jazz singer, while at the same time giving workshops, developing her own unique style of voicework known as bodymusic.
Soul, funk, pop and rock were the musical landscapes she found herself in as a vocalist in the late '70's and early '80's, while during the '90's and '00's, she has moved more towards interpreting a jazz/blues repertoire and exploring improvised musics. Fiona has taught voice and singing to countless individuals in school, community and professional settings and created much vocal music for theatre productions. She was principal tutor in Contemporary Voice at the Conservatorium of Music in Tasmania between 2005 - 09.
Currently, she works as an expressive arts educator with Cosmos Recreational Services, The National Stroke Foundation and Linc. She has worked extensively with inmates at the Mary Hutchinson Women's Prison in Tasmania. She has been intensively involved within the disability sectors offering her services as a facilitator on arts different projects with organisations such as such Headway, working directly with people with brain injury as well as those with intellectual impairment.
She has written her own one-woman play, "Bijou’s Secret" which she is co- producing with the Salamanca Arts Centre for a season this year in May. She has completed a year's mentorship as an emerging writer with Barbara Turner-Vesselago, creator of Freefall - writing without a Parachute, to develop a new work of writing in the form of memoir. She currently leads the Fiona Stewart Quartet - an innovative and dynamic acoustic ensemble, performing her original musical works and reinterpreting jazz standards.