Took some time to reflect, plan,, and find alibis. Thought the crowd funder do better then it did. Taking the time to understand why not had me do some soul searching on why not and steps to take.
What I leaned
- There are lot of projects looking to get money one needs to stand out to attract interest , the project I had did not
- Branding issues, Chicago Outfit Blood in the Streets pushing the Milwaukee Mob confused others, who did not understand how the Outfit was over Milwaukee so being confused did not care
- No push at the beginning, should had had between 5-7 ready to go in buying from the list of perks from what I understand a very standard kick off event for many crowd funding efforts a BIG mistake on my part.
- Fan base age, what was a big shocker is seeing no traction I had others look at my Indie Go Go project to see what was wrong with it if anything. Shock came when one of then a young man of about 25 who likes Mob shows said that he had no idea of what the word surveillance met… That was wild is the population becoming that dumb ?
Even with over 250,000 to have seen the tweets on the project less then 1% took the time to see the information, speaks to the idea that most rather see a rerun of Casino or Good Fellows then a documentary I get that with so many just being very very slow and uninteresting.
Again learned a lot paid attention to what I was being told taking that into mind as we plan other ideas
Our project on Indie Go Go.
As you can see we are looking to raise $9500. to film Milwaukee Mob The Editor’s Cut and Milwaukee Mob II Frank Goes to Vegas.
We have a range of “perks” or I like rewards better, to say thanks to the folks to give us money to help make the films.
Take a look and send what you can or tell others about what we are working on doing.
Simply speaking we can not do this with YOUR help.
$5. gets your a sticker, $15. gets you digital copies of both films, a sticker and a shout out on Twitter !
We are counting on YOU!
The first steps in the pre-production will be a fundraiser on the Indie-Go-Go platform to obtain the money needed to insure the rights needed, pay talent and crew, the numbers are being hammered out but look to be around $6500-7000 USD.
We will be offering the typical perks such as Stickers-T Shirts- digital copies of the film (s), will also be offering an invitation only gathering to hear stories not in the film but would be of great interest to those interested in the topic by the Wisconsin crime author Gavin Schmitt, who was also part of the first Milwaukee Mob film and be helping us on Milwaukee Mob Part Two Frank Goes to Vegas.
Plan is to offer a low end way for someone to help by donating less then $25.00 to the die hard fan base to eat Pizza and talk Milwaukee Mob with one of the best writers in the field today, Mr. Schmitt.
This would insure a great product that the fans on the story of The Mafia in Milwaukee will want to hear will be created.
The film (s) will be placed on Amazon Prime as well as at least two Roku Channels. This will insure maximum exposure to our fan base.
The link to the Fundraiser will be of course posted here and the Twitter and Facebook Page
So after talking with Mr. Love , the Editor of the Milwaukee Mob we have come up with a budget of about $1500. for the Milwaukee Mob, the Editor’s Cut.
The Editor’s Cut is expected to run about 60 Mins and bring another story into the documentary that did not make the first film.
As for the Film The Milwaukee Mob II : Frank Balistrieri, Goes to Vegas, the story of the much understood little known role that Frank played in bring the Mob into Vegas will be looked at.
Should the lawyers allow we would like to talk about how in our humble opinion, that as alleged Allen Glick was perhaps not Mr. Innocent as the media has made him out to be.
We are not trying to rehabilitate Frank Balistrieri, but in a way give him more credit in making Vegas what is became.
As you we hope have read of the stickers and T shirts you can buy to make our next projects happen and with out your help this take more time to happen,there is also sponsorships as well as advertising opportunities available.
As The Milwaukee Mob got over 50,000 views in a a few months this be a great way to get your product out in front of an engaged community looking to buy male focused products, as well since much of Milwaukee Mob II Frank Goes To Vegas talks about sin city be a fantastic oppertunty to bring men with CASH to say your Mob Tour or Casino be it in Vegas or in the Chicago area.
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With the 1st anniversary of the release of the film The Milwaukee Mob our documentary on the last and most powerful leader of that group , Frank Balistrieri coming up in January 2019 the Editor Jason Love and I, are planing to to a Director’s Cut of the film.
This film would include footage not used in the first release as well add more on the famous underrated Milwaukee Phil : Felix Alderisio.
As Milwaukee was under the oversight of the Outfit, I see that doing an Editor’s cut under the Chicago Outfit Blood in the Streets brand fits well.
Mr. Love and I thought the story of Milwaukee Phil is interesting, needed to be brought up in the context of an Editor’s Cut.
This project should be done if funding allows early Spring of 2019.