IFH 309: How to Get Investors for Your Indie Film with Matthew Helderman

Matthew Helderman, Buffalo 8, Bondit Company, film finance, find money for my movie

How to Get Investors for Your Indie Film with Matthew Helderman

Today’s show is going to be EPIC. Our guest is Matthew Helderman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Buffalo 8 and the BondIt Company. Buffalo 8 operates seven core divisions: development, production, post-production, distribution, client management, marketing, and creative branding services with accolades from the Sundance, Berlin, Toronto, Tribeca, and SXSW festivals.

At Buffalo 8, Matthew is endlessly passionate about creative storytelling, media technology, and the business of entertainment in equal quotients; we are the fusion of entrepreneurial ethos and quality content creation with a unified ambition to provide first-class service. With a background rooted in media production, finance, and digital technology he leads the team of both businesses on a daily basis.

We get DEEP into the weeds on how to raise money for indie films, how to approach investors, what companies like him are looking for and so much more. I learn a ton for this conversation and I know you will as well. Get ready to have your mind blown.

Enjoy my conversation with Matthew Helderman.

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  1. Eric on March 19, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    I find it interesting that the only way to get a movie financed today is by packaging the film. I guess that’s why the WGA wants a new deal with ATA. Because agencies have been ripping writers off for decades with backdoor packaging fees. Some agencies have either started Hedge funds or partnered with them with all the money they’ve stolen from writers with these fees. What a dirty business. That’s why these movies suck, because they don’t care about a great script.



  2. Cyprian Francis on March 25, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    This is really good stuff. Thanks!