Artiste Connect

Artiste Connect is the Philippines’ first crowdfunding site for creative projects. Launched last May 2012, it works similarly to services like Kickstarter that help artists start and fund their projects. Artisteconnect has projects ranging from film, music, design and various social causes.

Artisteconnect gets 10% of the amount of the funds used to launch a project which goes to maintenance of the site and other administrative fees such as legal, accounting and marketing. This is excluding other fees such as credit card and paypal fees. On top of patrons and supporters that come in because they are attracted to the actual projects, Artisteconnect’s founders and programmers are still in the works of furthering the service and crowdfunding site, eyeing to get more long-term investors who support their advocacy. Artisteconnect currently has just around over a hundred projects and it seeks to expand its audience to other Asian countries in the next few years.

Ang Nawawala (“What isn’t there”) is an example of a successfully funded Artisteconnect project that combines different actors, filmmakers and independent Filipino musicians into one delightfully made independent film. It made its way this year to the Cinemalaya Festival in Manila, a major film festival in the Philippines.

Around 150,000 Philippine Pesos (or around 4,000 USD) was needed for the release and distribution of the film. Based on Artisteconnect, a pledge of:

500.00 or ($12.23)

: Film & Website Credit 
: Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Mentions

1,000.00 or ($24.47)

: Character poster (11” x 17”) 
: Film & Website Credit 
: Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Mentions

2,000.00 or ($48.94)

: Exclusive release T-shirt + Two (2) tickets to a screening 
: Character poster (11” x 17”) 
: Film & Website Credit 
: Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Mentions

3,000.00 or ($73.42)

: Limited edition Press “Producer” Kit signed by the crew 
: Exclusive release T-shirt + Two (2) tickets to a screening 
: Character poster (11” x 17”) 
: Film & Website Credit 
: Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Mentions

5,000.00 or ($122.37)

: Marie Jamora Music Video Collection DVD Vol.1 (2001-2006) OR Vol.2 (2007-2012) 
: Limited edition Press “Producer” Kit signed by the crew 
: Exclusive release T-shirt + Two (2) tickets to a screening 
: Character poster (11” x 17”) 
: Film & Website Credit 
: Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Mentions

8,000.00 or ($195.79)

: Theatrical poster 
: Marie Jamora Music Video Collection DVD Vol.1 (2001-2006) AND Vol.2 (2007-2012) 
: Limited edition Press “Producer” Kit signed by the crew 
: Exclusive release T-shirt + Two (2) tickets to a screening 
: Character poster (11” x 17”) 
: Film & Website Credit 
: Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Mentions

10,000.00 or ($244.74)

: Ang Nawawala DVD 
: Signed script (director and writers) 
: Theatrical poster 
: Marie Jamora Music Video Collection DVD Vol.1 (2001-2006) AND Vol.2 (2007-2012) 
: Limited edition Press “Producer” Kit signed by the crew 
: Exclusive release T-shirt + Two (2) tickets to a screening 
: Character poster (11” x 17”) 
: Film & Website Credit 
: Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Mentions

15,000.00 or ($367.11)

: Signed script (main cast, director and writers) 
: Ang Nawawala DVD 
: Theatrical poster 
: Marie Jamora Music Video Collection DVD Vol.1 (2001-2006) AND Vol.2 (2007-2012) 
: Limited edition Press “Producer” Kit signed by the crew 
: Exclusive release T-shirt + Two (2) tickets to a screening 
: Character poster (11” x 17”) 
: Film & Website Credit 
: Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Mentions

20,000.00 or ($489.48)

: Two (2) tickets to Gala night 
: Signed Ang Nawawala DVD (director) 
: Signed script (main cast, director and writers) 
: Theatrical poster 
: Marie Jamora Music Video Collection DVD Vol.1 (2001-2006) AND Vol.2 (2007-2012) 
: Limited edition Press “Producer” Kit signed by the crew 
: Exclusive release T-shirt 
: Character poster (11” x 17”) 
: Film & Website Credit 
: Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Mentions

25,000.00 or ($611.85)

: 15 mins. Skype date with Dominic Roco 
: Two (2) tickets to Gala night 
: Signed Ang Nawawala DVD (director) 
: Signed script (main cast, director and writer) 
: Theatrical poster 
: Marie Jamora Music Video Collection DVD Vol.1 (2001-2006) AND Vol.2 (2007-2012) 
: Limited edition Press “Producer” Kit signed by the crew 
: Exclusive release T-shirt 
: Character poster (11” x 17”) 
: Film & Website Credit 
: Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr Mentions

Artisteconnect is a great sign of improvement in the artist climate of the Philippines that is often overrun by slapstick and showbiz culture at the expense of the awareness and support needed for talented emerging independent artists. It is exciting to see how this will develop within the next few years.

-Joey

SOURCE: http://www.artisteconnect.com/projects/ang-nawawala-what-isnt-there

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