Production for Use

Crowdfunding & Marketing Campaigns

In just its first year, Production For Use has established itself as a leader in grassroots marketing & distribution campaigns for independent films & web series. Whether you’re crowdfunding finishing funds for your film or introducing your project to the world for the first time, PFU is here to guide you in your audience building & engagement campaigns. Take a look at some of our work this year.

  • The Secret Life of Lance Letscher (Sandra Adair)

    ● Kickstarter
    $56,383 raised for production
    ● 255 backer

    This upcoming feature documentary will follow Austin­based, internationally­ known, collage artist Lance Letscher as he makes a major transition from his intricately designed paper collage work to the medium of metal for a large public art piece. ­­­­­­­

  • Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove (Joe Nick Patoski)

    ● Kickstarter
    $90,030 raised for distribution
    ● 854 backer

    Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove tells the story of Doug Sahm, the wild man musician’s musician and unsung hero of Texas music.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

  • haveababy (Amanda Micheli)

    ● Kickstarter
    $54,311 raised for post-production
    ● 478 backer

    havebaby is a documentary that follows couples struggling with infertility and a controversial IVF contest that offers them hope.­­­­­

  • Rebel Citizen (Pamela Yates)

    ● CommitChange.org
    $26,920 raised for post-production
    ● 268 backer

    Pamela Yates’ latest documentary, Rebel Citizen takes you on a revelatory tour of two time Oscar­winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler’s political documentary work, letting the veteran artist and activist share his vision of how to be a citizen in the world.

  • The Trouble With Ray (Travis Johns)

    ● Kickstarter
    $51,589 raised for post-production
    ● 333 backer

    A documentary film about loud & legendary Texas LGBT rights activist Ray Hill and his legacy of shaping a local and national movement.­­­­­­­­

  • ARTtv (Ron Pippin)

    ● IndieGoGo
    $53,847 raised for production
    ● 461 backer

    ARTtv is a wildly imaginative web series inspiring kids to GO MAKE ART!­­­­­­­­

  • Big Bitch Comics Animated Web Series (Susan Stern)

    ● Social Media Launch & Audience Building Campaign

    BIG BITCH Comics is a new animated web series created by Susan Stern and featuring the all-new exploits of BIG BITCH, the ruthless adventuress created by beloved underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez.

  • The Beef Sumo Show (Keith Graves & Robert Moreland)

    ● Kickstarter
    $17,620 raised for production
    ● 157 backer

    THE BEEF SUMO SHOW is a new animated series featuring the voice talents of John DiMaggio, Dee Bradley Baker and Tara Strong. Created by Rob Moreland and Keith Graves.

  • Richard Linklater – dream is destiny (Louis Black & Karen Bernstein)

    ● Festival Premiere Social Media Launch & Grassroots Marketing

    An unconventional look at a fiercely independent, do it yourself film style that arose out of Austin, Texas in the late 1980s/1990s.

  • Real Boy (Shaleece Haas)

    ● Kickstarter
    $55,053 raised for post-production
    ● 911 backer

    Real Boy is a coming-of-age story about a transgender musician and his search for the meaning of family, given and chosen.

  • All Exchanges Final (Annabel Oakes)

    ● Seed & Spark
    $48,673 raised for production
    ● 302 backer

    With her sister hours from being removed from life support, a young mother is offered an unexpected opportunity to make a trade.

  • Honky Tonk Heaven: The Legend of the Broken Spoke (Brenda Greene Mitchell & Sam Wainwright Douglas)

    ● Kickstarter
    $62,688 raised for post-production
    ● 253 backer

    A feature-length documentary about the legendary Texas dance hall, the Broken Spoke, and its proprietor, James White.

  • Hippie Family Values (Beverly Seckinger)

    ● IndieGoGo
    $23,416 raised for post-production
    ● 267 backer

    A feature-length documentary that explores the legacy of the hippie counterculture in the southwest.

  • States of Grace (Helen Coen & Mark Lipman)

    ● New Day Films
    ● Educational Sales & Marketing Campaign

    A routine commute across the Golden Gate Bridge turned tragic for Dr. Grace Dammann when another driver crashed head on into her car. Though she miraculously survived, she spent more than a year in rehabilitation hospitals.

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