A message from Steffan:
and thank you for your interest in helping us build a platform upon which new and independent film makers can distribute their work and gain exposure with a financial gain.
I hope you find this blog interesting, with enough information to entice you to help fund this project. You will need to register and log into the blog to find out how 15toGo will work. I’ll be updating this blog with progress reports and a running commentary for anybody who is interested in how this project develops.
I’m excited about this project and wholeheartedly committed to making this work for everybody.
I am an entrepreneur, airline pilot and flight instructor with a degree in film production and a passion for writing.
Gaining experience from club promoting, film making, architecture, web design, the aviation industry and business, I have a varied history and skill set. My creativity and writing is derived from my experience and a strong (and often silly) sense of humour. All said, my family is the most important aspect of my life.
You can follow me @steffanglewis on twitter.
I’ve been branded a workaholic serial entrepreneur, but I prefer to call myself a creative inventor (who happens to fly aeroplanes). I’m proud to be someone who has ideas. Some big ideas, some small ideas.
Turning ideas into a reality is possibly one of the biggest challenges anyone can face.
But I believe that the task becomes feasible if it is shared with people who believe in its potential. That is why, in my opinion, Indiegogo is such a brilliant way of making ideas of all sizes happen.
We are living in a particularly bad time to start businesses based on big ideas or otherwise. So, in the spirit of Indiegogo and the people who support ventures on Indiegogo, I have decided to try to make a big difference.
Now, partly as a result of the recession, my idea revolves around creating both employment opportunities and business opportunities for as many people as possible.
15toGo.com is my most ambitious project yet.
EVERYTHING STARTS WITH AN IDEA
I have created an Idiegogo account for 15toGo in order to achieve a specific goal that’s far bigger than my limited resources will allow for.
Obviously I believe that my ideas are all good enough to take to the next level. The great thing about Indiegogo is that it is not just my opinion that counts. It is all about group participation. An idea will float if enough people agree and support it. An idea will sink if people are not convinced about it.
Indiegogo is about survival of the ideas with the most potential.
I sincerely hope that 15toGo is an idea that’s worthy enough to float but it’s really up to people to agree.
So this is why my ideas for 15toGo are described here in some detail, despite the risk that they could be copied.
But I believe that if enough people do support my project, then the loyalty of the supporters and the commitments made by the film makers themselves will be enough to overcome the problem of people using these ideas.
If you appreciate my vision, then please support it and make a pledge and help us spread the word everywhere!
We need maximum exposure if this is going to work!
I therefore pledge that I will reward your support and loyalty with much more than the perks that are available on Indiegogo. – The investment required will be massive and campaigning will be ongoing. But I promise that I will strive to produce an amazing system that will support the aspirations of film makers and creative people from every background. As audacious as it sounds, I promise I will make a real difference to the media industry and create opportunities that will be a great benefit to our talents of the future.
It may also mean that the world may never have to watch another repeat on TV again – now that has to be worth at least a small pledge on Indiegogo!
You can follow @15toGoFilms on twitter or visit 15toGo.com website where you will find updates and follow our continued progress. If you have something special to offer this project and would like to become involved then please be in touch either on Twitter or through the 15toGo website were you will be warmly welcomed.
I look forwards to hearing from you.
Many thanks for your interest and for your support.
This can also be found on Steffan Lewis’s blog, on the 15toGo blog and on various other social media sites around the net. Pease feel free to copy this message (including this footnote) into your own blog to help Steffan and the team spread the message. Please use the title Help Steffan to set up 15toGo.com and to help Independent Film Makers distribute thier work. Thanks