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Eduardo Sanchez Co-Creator of "The Blair Witch Project"

Dan and I, we did the Blair Witch Project together; always wanted to do a comedy goofball, Monty Python, Naked Gun type of comedy. If someone had given us the money we would have made the other movie. Blair Witch was born out of necessity, the cheaper the better.
— Eduardo Sanchez

FILMMAKER & PRODUCER EDUARDO SANCHEZ CHANGED THE COURSE OF MOVIE MAKING IN 1999, WHEN THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT WAS RELEASED.  HE TALKS WITH US ABOUT THE MOVIE, HOLLYWOOD, STAYING TRUE TO YOUR VISION AND CAPITALIZING ON YOUR PERCEIVED WEAKNESSES.

The Paper Chase (Pt.1)

2016 is already being heralded as “The Year of the Entrepreneur” and many will tell you that’s because the access to start up capital is no longer centered in the hands of just a few.  According to Kickstarter’s website the total amount of money pledged to projects is nearing 2.2 billion of which 1.87 billion was pledged to successful projects.  When you add in another 800 million from the second largest platform Indiegogo, you’ll get a total of right around 3 billion raised in the last seven years.  To give you some sense of scope, Brazil’s GDP is between 3.2 and 3.4 billion, while the UK’s GDP comes in between 2.4 and 2.5 billion.  If we’re not careful Kickstarter and Indiegogo could become a financial superpower and demand a seat at the next G8 conference.

Along side the growth of crowdfunding platforms is the continued usage of venture capital. While VC’s provide money to different levels of entrepreneurs and startups they are still providing access to capital.  In a CNN Money article from October of 2015, it was reported that 98.4 billion in venture capital money had already been raised and that amount exceeded 2014, by roughly 10 billion.  So it’s clear that with the right plan, team and product - the money is there to get your idea off the ground.  However, with this much money available is your success guaranteed?  Are there any downsides to this new Gold Rush?  Or do we still have the same problem we’ve always had, just presenting itself differently in the digital age?

I decided to dig into those questions with a two part interview series and see if we can’t get some answers.  As always I went to the people with first hand experience in these areas, with the hope that their stories will help to give you the guidance you’ll need.  I was fortunate to speak with Timon Birkhofer, co-creator & director of the documentary “Capital C” which chronicled the stories of 3 different individuals pursuing success on Kickstarter - and as a nice twist, the movie was also financed through a Kickstarter campaign.

To begin the series, I spoke with 27 year old Bulgarain inventor/entrepreneur, Ivaylo Kalburdzhiev.  Ivaylo’s story is important for anyone who may be thinking that they have the perfect product and the only thing that is preventing their massive success is MONEY.  Fortunately, Ivaylo was very open in his discussion with me about what he learned from his first venture and how that helped to shape his next project.  You can read the entire interview here