Happy New Year 2018!

#FF Fri Fundraisers for Jan. 5, 2018

Happy New Year!

Since it’s the beginning of the year and resolutions are still going strong, I thought I’d try something new this week. One popular resolution topic that’s also usually a regular worry for indie filmmakers is MONEY. (obvs, see below for fundraisers)

Since I’m a thrifter and Olympic bargain hunter, I get excited when I find new apps and sites that save me money. I thought I’d share two of my new favorites with you, so you too can save a few extra bucks for your next film. And if you don’t need extra money for yourself, stop by and visit us every Friday to use those dollars in support of our crowdfunders!

Please note, the links I’m going to share with you are referral links, which means I get a little bonus when you use them. These few extra bucks will go toward supporting this site– so everyone wins and you don’t even have to pay anything extra to support The Director List! Thank you!


EBATES – I signed up for Ebates a few months ago and I love it! They give you cash back when you activate their app while shopping online and they’ll send you a check every quarter. (I think you can also get direct deposit, but I really like seeing that check arrive) Ebates works with hundreds of popular retailers, so it’s not a struggle to find ways to get cash back here and there. I highly recommend you add their browser plugin— makes finding and activating deals much faster. Use my link and you’ll start with $10 in your account.

EARNY – This is a new one I signed up for last week, so I haven’t seen much action from it, yet, but I like the idea. It’s a set it and forget it situation– once you’re set up, Earny will scan your email and Amazon orders and automatically get you money back for any purchases that have a price drop. It likely won’t be a windfall of cash, but it adds up over time so why not. Also, when you use my link, you’ll start with $5 in your account.

So that’s that. If you’re interested in more suggestions like this, that might also help support The Director List, let me know and I’ll share more of my favorites in stand-alone posts separate from Fri Fundraisers. If you hate it and think I’m a sellout, go ahead and yell at me in the comments or Twitter. Your feedback, either way, is very much appreciated.


Until then, be sure you take a few minutes to support the filmmakers below– an RT, like, or spare Ebates earnings all help amplify their work! Thank you for visiting!



Reminder: All of the projects listed below have female directors at the helm OR they are projects that benefit women directors (e.g., film festivals, funds, etc). The campaigns at the top of the list are the ones ending soonest, so get in there and support ASAP (with $$ or an RT on Twitter). Click the titles to go directly to each project’s crowdfunding page, those in italics are new additions this week.


Crowdfunding Projects for Friday, Jan. 5, 2018

MOONWALK WITH ME, directed by Shelly So Young Yo – @moonwalkwithme1

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, directed by Skyler Barrett – @niccages @fromtheheartprd

THE SHELTER, directed by Koura Linda – @KouraLilly


If you’d like your project included in our next #FF Fri Fundraiser post, please email us with the details listed HERE.


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