Best Animated Oscar Winner? Ivan Mactaggart on “Loving Vincent” & the Future of Crowdfunding Films
In this episode we’re talking with Ivan Mactaggart, the producer of the hotly-anticipated movie Loving Vincent to find out more about its unique production and how exactly it got funded.
Have you ever looked at a painting and wondered what would happen if it came to life? What would the portraits say if they could tell their story? That’s what the Oscar-winning creators of Loving Vincent had in mind when they decided to make a film about Vincent Van Gogh. This is no ordinary film though – the team behind it are creating the world’s first feature film where every single frame is an oil painting.
Having already secured a grant for the movie, the team turned to Kickstarter to raise enough to begin production. In 24 days they raised £53,000 – about $75,000 – from almost 800 backers.
Links and things relevant to this episode
Kickstarter – Crowdfunding Campaign for Loving Vincent
Official Film Website – Loving Vincent
Official Twitter – Loving Vincent
Trademark Films – Production Team
Official Facebook – Loving Vincent
Official Twitter – Ivan Mactaggart
Official Instagram – Hugh Welchman
Discussion at the National Gallery – Loving Vincent
Huffington Post – News Article
IMDB – Ivan Mactaggart
IMDB – Hugh Welchman
IMDB – Dorota Kobiela
BauBax Travel Jacket – Guest Pick
SpeedX Leopard – Guest Pick
Words to live by
Stop getting ready!
Make a film, don’t film a deal.
The Crowd Scene theme music is by Kim Boekbinder. Special thanks also to Jim Fowler. Additional music by Jukedeck – create your own at jukedeck.com