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We’re Raising Funds to Build Gear Up Manila (a film production)

By on Nov 27, 2012 in Offbeat | 5 comments

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Hi, I’m Jason Acidre, an online marketing consultant based in the Philippines. But as a kid, I’ve always dreamed of becoming a documentarist.

Being a marketing consultant for over 2 years has taught me a lot of things, particularly on how fast valuable information can be spread to different places, races and even generations with the help of technology.

When a simple thought/idea reaches its right audience, it can create a big impact that can change people’s perceptions and lives.

My blog has (somehow) helped a lot of people these past 2 years, and it just feels right to step it up a notch and take a bigger leap so I can help more.

That’s something that I’ve always wanted to do (even when I was just a kid). I wanted to compel more people. It’s a small initiative and contribution that (I hope and think) can make the world – in some way – a better place.

Early last year, I already planned on getting back to what I believed can help me help more people. And that’s the time I’ve thought of launching my own film production. Now, I’m decided in pursuing it. But I’m going to need your help.

PS: I’m not leaving the SEO industry. This is a passion project that I and a few friends are willing to work on after our working hours.

Click here to donate and to claim perks

What is Gear Up Manila

Gear Up Manila is an online video and film production that devotes to inspire and educate Filipinos (and possibly other 3rd world countries) on how to shape ideas and create opportunities for themselves through the stories/works that we’ll be filming/sharing.

It’s a passion project that aims to spread awareness, where we can showcase our local culture (from music, brands, organizations, communities, underground, startups, contemporary art to philosophy) to the world.

Why are we doing this?

Inbound marketing and content strategy

Basically, our content strategy will focus on absorbing our subjects’ followers/peers, as we feature them through our shows/documentaries.

Here are a few of the ideas (online shows/documentaries) that I’ve originally drafted last year for our marketing campaign:

All videos will be posted on our site, and can be viewed for free.

Revenue generation

We haven’t really thought of this one yet, as the project has so many paths to choose from. Below are some of the viable options:

What we need and what you get

The funds we’re raising will all go to the flim and post production equipment we need, as well as with the operational funds for our start-up period.

If in case we don’t get to reach our entire goal for this crowdfunding campaign, we’d definitely still move on with the project with our group’s ingenuity and persistence, and run it on a shoestring budget.

Here are some of the perks that you can claim if you help us achieve our goals:

If in case you can’t donate cash, you can also help us if you or your friends have film production equipment that they no longer use (you can check this link for a short list of film production equipment). Feel free to contact me here: kaiserthesage@gmail.com

Anyway, thanks for the time reading. We’re still working on the campaign video, will be adding that soon here!

Check out our page on Indiegogo to contribute and claim your perks.

Also, it would be really awesome if you can share this with your friends.

Jason Acidre

Jason Acidre is Co-Founder and CEO of Xight Interactive, marketing consultant for Affilorama and Traffic Travis, and also the sole author of this SEO blog. You can follow him on Twitter @jasonacidre and on Google+.

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5 Comments

  1. Joven Agno

    December 12, 2012

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    Hi Jason, I just want to congratulate you with your new campaign “Gear Up Manila” and I know it will be a success. I will talk to some of my fellow bloggers to visit and read about this campaign, this is the least that I can do to help in raising fund for the project. Always be cool sir!

  2. Hi,

    Lived and did a lot of business in Los Angeles in the past 7 years. There are a lot of individuals out there that finance these type of projects for a tax write off. Not sure if you have seen any, but there are angel investment sites that target investors. Nice to meet you here:)

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    February 17, 2013

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