Unlock funding for your creative project


Written by James Ratcliffe
17 Wednesday 17th September 2014

If you’re looking to turn your ideas into reality, then a new crowd-funding platform specifically for artists, musicians, filmmakers, gamers, writers and other creative talent across the city could be the answer.


Launched by two Bristol entrepreneurs, film producer Oliver Mochizuki and tech specialist Derek Ahmedzai, the platform is called Fundsurfer.com and helps people to fund their creative ideas in a climate where other types of funding seems impossible to secure.


Whether you have idea that you want to develop, or are looking to raise from £50 to £500,000 to produce your film, publish your novel or create an art installation Fundsurfer is simple to use and the team is keen to hear from people and help bring their creative projects to life. There is no limit to the amount projects can look to raise. 


Writer Amy Morse (Solomons Secrets), says: "Until I met the Fundsurfer team I'd never really thought about crowd-funding. With their help, I realised the power and potential of mobilising the support of others to get my publishing project off the ground.”


To launch your own project, you will need to have a UK bank account, and some ID to register your project, then the Fundsurfer team will help you get started and launch your campaign.


With a firm belief in crowd-funding being more than just raising funds, Fundsurfer will provide exclusive content, an extensive package of services and valuable support and advice through the Fundsurfer Academy and Fundsurfer Marketplace – access to workshops, events and discounted goods and services that will help your fundraising campaign activity.


The team will help you with your campaign promotion including advice on how to create compelling content including video and images to show what your project is all about. Then, Fundsurfer will share tips and tricks on making the most of your campaign on their blog and own social platforms.


Oliver Mochizuki, Fundsurfer co-founder and himself a film producer, said: “Working in the film industry, I know only too well how challenging it can be to raise funds for even the smallest project. So, we decided to something about it and created Fundsurfer.com.

Bristol film maker Steve Timmins recently raised enough capital to complete his documentary film about Pro NHS’s two year campaign around NHS services in Bristol as one of the first projects to Fundsurfer, Steve adds: "This platform is simple and easy to use and even though I went to them knowing nothing about the process the Fundsurfer team were happy to help me through every stage so that I was able to turn the vision into reality."

Fundsurfer also offers a 1% commission fee paid to curated partners and Fundsurfer community reps that identify and recruit partners and projects for the platform. This is a new and unique way to bring incentivise individuals, community groups and anyone interested in supporting new ideas in their local area.

For more information, contact the Fundsurfer team at www.fundsurfer.com

Facebook - www.facebook.com/FundSurfer
Twitter - @Fundsurfer
Web - www.fundsurfer.com
Email - info@fundsurfer.com




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