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Dreamin’ Up Work: What would you get if you combined Kickstarter + The Elders + Hawaii + Interactive Documentary storytelling?

What would you get if you combined Kickstarter + The Elders + Hawaii + Interactive Documentary storytelling? You’d get Kūpuna, that’s what, but first things first: I’m a dreamin’ man, yes that’s my problem. Not only does that phrase start one of my favorite Neil Young songs, but it also sums up how I feel as […]

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The Ultimate Crowdfunding TO-DO list: BEFORE YOU LAUNCH

  7 Things to Consider BEFORE you Launch your Kickstarter Project I get A LOT of requests to help with kickstarter campaigns. Through trial and error on over a dozen kickstarter projects, hours of lectures at Emerson College, and countless meet ups, phone calls and emails with artists and innovators, I’ve refined a “best practices” […]

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The Elders documentary project lands on Kickstarter’s 2010 Award list!

I was thrilled to see that my documentary film project The Elders was listed as one of two other honorable mentions under the category of “Best Short Film” projects on kickstarter this year (2010). What an honor! With thousands of projects to choose from, it’s a pretty awesome feeling to have my work recognized in […]

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In the News

In The News: Over the last month, I’ve noticed two big spikes in traffic on my vimeo.com videos page. Yesterday, my inbox was flooded with emails from people on Vimeo – commenting and “liking” my videos. The sudden influx surprised me and I suspected it had been linked to from somewhere. To my pleasant surprise, […]

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Documentary Tech Article

Edward Delaney over at Documentarytech.com reached out a while back to see if I would discuss my kickstarter documentary project The Elders. We spoke on the phone for about 40 minutes, and two weeks later this article was posted to his site. Nathaniel Hansen is getting ready to take a cross-country road trip to find […]

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More thoughts on Kickstarter

My latest documentary film project The Elders is down to 5.5 more days (as of this writing) and it’s going to be close. We’re at 55% right now, having raised just over $6k. Really close. There have been some big developments over the last week that give me faith in this as a new fundraising […]

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Kickstarter…round two

After a lot of thought, and some discussion with my better-half, I decided to launch a different project on kickstarter.com than I had initially intended. I wanted to test the waters to get a feel for how the process worked, and to get a sense of how to best engage with an audience of potential […]

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Award-Winning Filmmaker Pitches Online to Raise Funds Independently

Nathaniel Hansen, filmmaker and media artist, turns to alternative funding sources for his latest feature film, The Elders, a documentary portrait series about aging. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010 — Independent filmmaker Nathaniel Hansen is turning to the internet to raise funds for his latest feature film project, The Elders, a documentary about aging. […]

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Kickstarter, Fundraising, and the Future of (truly) Independent Film

I came home Sunday afternoon to find, waiting patiently in my inbox, an email from Kickstarter.com: Hi Nathaniel — [your project] sounds great. Welcome to Kickstarter. Let your community, your audience and your network know about your project. The lion’s share of your funding will come from them. Spread the word! Rewards are just as […]

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