Hard pressed to figure out how to fund an indie film (ain’t we all!), Dutch filmmaker Eddy Terstall hit on a brilliant solution: Make lots more movies!
Hard to imagine how that could work … Unless you factor in crowd sourcing, Twitter and a really genius funding model.
Eddy offered to turn Tweets(R) into mini movies, at the rate of about 1 euro per second (check those currency valuations! your film budget might be shrinking as we speak!).
Not at all shockingly, hipster kids with 10euro notes falling out of their pockets engaged Eddy to tell their micro stories .. and Eddy’s original film got made.
No word on whether the actual film tells a better story than the Tweetfilms do.
The lesson? There’s always a way. You may not have access to Eddy Terstall’s Twitter followers, but if you really want to get that film made. Or script written. Or story told. There’s always a way.
From Mashable’s Todd Wasserman: