The reality of credit cards, pre-sales, negative pick-ups, and gap financing
“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”10
In the desperation to make a movie, many filmmakers will take any road, no matter how treacherous, that whispers promises of leading them toward their goal. Although getting a movie financed is always a tremendous destination to reach, certain paths have cautionary signs to be wary of.
Kevin Smith famously funded most of his debut film Clerks by maxing out several credit cards. That daring effort paid off, and Kevin went on to have an impressive career. This story is often told by filmmakers ...