Join us for an opportunity to have your feature film executive produced by Duplass Brothers Productions, Salem Street Entertainment, and UnLTD Productions and be eligible for a total of $50,000 in no-interest loans for your narrative or documentary feature.

Whether you’re from a small town, the suburbs or a special corner of a major city, now is the time to bring your hometown-centered story to the screen.

You in? Here’s what comes next.

1. Launch campaign
Submit a crowdfunding campaign for a series on Seed&Spark by 11:59 pm PST on August 31, 2018. Opt into Hometown Heroes when submitting your campaign. Note that your campaign must be approved for launch by 5 pm PST on September 14, 2018 to launch with this rally. (Learn more about our campaign approval process.) All campaigns will launch at 9 am PST on September 17, 2018 and end at 9 pm PST on October 17, 2018.
2. Build & engage your audience
To qualify for prizes, you must raise at least 80% of your crowdfunding goal in funds (loans do not count toward this) and gather minimum of 1000 campaign followers. The minimum campaign goal is $7500. Followers include all contributors, as well as anyone who clicks “follow” from your campaign page to receive your email updates. Campaign updates are also required to become a finalist; refer to the full terms for those complete details.
3. Finalist pitch
Once you are an eligible finalist (minimum of 80% raised in funds (not loans) and at least 1000 followers), you’ll have 10 days to post a 30-second video update telling the executive producers — including the Duplass brothers — how much of the $50,000 total investment you would use and why they should executive produce your film.
4. Winner announcement
Up to 5 winners will be selected at the discretion of Duplass Brothers Productions. Salem Street Entertainment and UnLTD Productions will match the dollar amount of the no-interest loan awarded to the winning campaign(s). All winners will be announced in early November.