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.

Campaign stats



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