Radio Film School

[MAD02] Brett Culp: Crowdfunding Legend

Feb. 7, 2017

If you're about to start a crowdfunding campaign or are even thinking about one, this is a must-listen episode?

This week we have part 2 of our “Making a Documentary” miniseries, wherein we document the making of my low-budget feature-length documentary "Invisible Illness." During this series, it's my goal to share not only what I've learned, but what other documentary filmmakers have learned.

On this episode, documentary filmmaker Brett Culp is back on the show to talk about the successes and failures he's had with his three crowdfunding film campaigns over the past five years. Brett had a successful IndigGoGo campaign and then later a successful Kickstarter campaign to create is first feature length documentary "Legends of the Knight." He's now in the middle of his second feature length doc and third crowdfunding campaign, this time on IndieGoGo's platform. Among many things, he gives some great insight on when you'd want to use IndieGoGo vs Kickstarter (his answer may surprise if you think you know. It's not just about ow much money you get to keep). And he talks about why he's using and for whom that platform is ideal.

To learn more about the documentary my wife and I are creating, visit

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