Spitfire Pictures, the company behind the Oscar-winning documentary "Undefeated," along with "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan," directed my Martin Scorsese, is partnering with Tongal to crowd source a documentary feature film. You may remember Tongal as the company that asked people to create short films, crossing "Star Wars" and Pringles. The winning ideas were given budgets to bring their projects to life.
The documentary will be made the same way. Visitors to the site have until October 17 to submit their ideas for a subject. The subjects chosen will each be rewarded $1,000 plus 5% of the net profits, should a documentary based on the idea get distributed. Then filmmakers will choose one of the winning subjects to submit their pitch. Eight winners will be chosen from that round, all of which will then submit a sizzle reel, demonstrating what the film will look like.
Two of those filmmakers will get $35,000 to film a director's cut of their documentary. Of those two, at least one will receive an extra $15,000 to complete the movie, while Spitfire tries to land a distribution deal. It's possible Tongal could choose both director's cuts to move forward.
So if you've got an idea you think would make for an interesting documentary, head over to Tongal to submit it. Who knows, you could end up in the movie business.
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