Program Closes Wednesday 4th Dec, 2019 @ Midnight PT

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Crowdfunding is one of THE most effective ways to raise significant money for your documentary film!

  • Learn EVERY Step Of Running A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign From Start To Finish!

  • Start Building Your Campaign NOW To Assure Its Success When You Launch

  • Become A Confident And STRATEGIC Fundraiser And Audience Builder For This Project And Every Documentary Film You Make

What You're Getting Inside This Program

Crowdfunding For Your Documentary Film is comprised of five extensive modules which take you step-by-step through the whole process of preparing, launching and running a successful crowdfunding campaign.        

However, this isn't just a program on 'how to do it'. It is an experience in actually producing results. This is about you establishing yourself as a documentary filmmaker and reaching your fundraising goal with clarity and confidence.        

Program Breakdown

The Five Modules Of Success

  • 1

    Welcome Filmmaker! [Start here]

    • Welcome Message From Chris

    • Program Overview

    • Before You Begin

  • 2

    Module 1: The Mindset Phase

    • 1.1 Your Mindset Foundation

    • The Mindset Phase Worksheet

  • 3

    Module 2: The Planning Phase

    • 2.1 - Your Campaign Basics

    • 2.2 - Potential Contributors

    • 2.3 - Campaign Promotion

    • The Planning Phase Worksheet

  • 4

    Module 3: The Prep Phase

    • 3.1 - Your Campaign Content

    • 3.2 - Social Media

    • 3.3 - Email Sequences

    • The Prep Phase Worksheet

  • 5

    Module 4: The Live Campaign Phase

    • 4.1 - Running Your Campaign

    • 4.2 - The Final 48 Hours

    • The Live Phase Worksheet

  • 6

    Module 5: The Post Campaign Phase

    • 5.1 - It's A Wrap!

    • The Post Phase Worksheet

  • 7

    Next Steps...

    • Congratulations and Well Done!

    • Resources For You

    • Before You Go

Build A Network of Fans Who Will Support You Throughout The Life Cycle of Your Film


Let's Take A Closer Look

A Breakdown Of Each Stage Of Your Campaign

The Mindset Phase

Module One

Cultivate a mindset for success by overcoming any blocks you have around raising significant money, understand why people will give to a project like yours and develop skills to overcome imposter syndrome so nothing can stop you reaching your goal!

The Planning Phase

Module Two

Create a clear plan for the essential components of your campaign, make integral promotional connections, build credibility and expand your network. All the while getting inside the minds (and hearts) of your evangelistic supporters.

The Prep Phase

Module Three

Time to get creative! Create your campaign content and develop your campaign rhythm and messaging so you can communicate more effortlessly and effectively with your audience.

The Live Phase

Module Four

Finally! Your campaign is live. Discover how to build and maintain momentum throughout your campaign and drive it through to successfully reach your goal. Not to mention take advantage of any and all opportunities that will come your way.

The Post Phase

Module Five

Discover what it feels like to run a successful campaign! (Hint: It feels A-Mazing!) Debrief your campaign and evaluate the connections you have gained which will support your distribution outreach. And then get to work on making your best documentary film!

Raise The Money You Need To Make Your Documentary Film Right NOW


Your Crowdfunding Team

Hi there! We're Chris and Stephanie, founders of The Documentary Life and full-time documentary filmmakers who know that crowdfunding is a highly valuable tool for generating much needed funding for independently produced documentary films.

We have raised over $30,000 for our documentary films through crowdfunding over the past handful of years and will continue to do so for all our future projects, using our strategic and effective Crowdfunding Success Plan.

This plan has been developed from research through our industry connections and our own personal crowdfunding experiences and now we are sharing it with you!

  • Do you feel overwhelmed at the prospect of how you will raise money for your film?

  • Do you need money quickly so you can complete the next phase of production?

  • Are you afraid that if you crowdfund you won't be successful and that all the time and energy you put into it will be for nothing?

We're here to help.

In Crowdfunding for your Documentary Film you will be led step-by-step through your campaign, from start to finish. 

We will give you ALL the tools and know-how you need to ensure you run a lucrative and successful crowdfunding campaign.

Chris G. Parkhurst

Chris G. Parkhurst has been making films for almost 20 years. Starting as a location assistant in narrative feature film (Twilight) and eventually working his way up to a D.P. and Director of commercials (Nike, Intel, Relief International) he has developed a passion for discovering important stories and telling them in unique ways. As the founder and host of The Documentary Life, Chris is empowered to recount his own filmmaking adventures and share conversations with industry professionals to help inform and inspire the next generation of documentary filmmakers. A Rochester, New York native, he has traveled the globe extensively for work and leisure, but has a special place in his heart for Southeast Asia.

Stephanie Vincenti

Stephanie Vincenti has been making films for over 12 years. Knowing from a very young age that she wanted to work in the media industry she has forged a career which has allowed her to become a full-time documentary filmmaker. Having moved from narrative feature films into the exciting and empowering world of documentary filmmaking, it is her mission to help support other filmmakers to make their best documentary films and lead an authentic and creative life. She originates from Newcastle in the Northeast of England, UK, but has lived in the USA and Southeast Asia for most of the past 10 years.

Why Crowdfund For Your Film (In Addition To The Money)

  • You Will Determine Who Your Niche Audience Are And Develop A Connection To Those Evangelical Supporters

  • You Will Build Tools And Strategies You Can Apply To Your Film Distribution Launch And Outreach

  • You Will Discover Resources And Information That You Never Could Have Dreamed You Would Uncover

  • You Will Build Credibility For Your Film and Yourself As A Filmmaker

  • You Will Be Able To Fund Your Film Outside of Your Personal Finances and Community Circle

What Others Are Saying

Beau Rosario

Doc Filmmaker, The Bricks

"I’d probably have to say that my favorite thing about Chris and Steph's approach is just how good they are at listening and being reciprocal with their advice. They really pay attention to you and what you need to learn and they familiarize themselves with your projects so that the content they share is custom fit for your circumstances."

Brent E. Huffman

Doc Filmmaker, Saving Mes Aynak

"Chris and The Documentary Life are enormously supportive of documentary filmmakers and up and coming film and documentary journalism students."

Lyndon Stone

Director, Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

"You've helped out so many people, and you've really instilled a passion for factual filmmaking. You should be commended."

Maggie Kabariti

Doc Filmmaker

"I just think that what you and Stephanie have done has just opened up a very enriching world. It's just inspiring and incredible what you have done. So committed, so well represented, so articulate, so giving. It's really amazing. Thank you so much."

Start Building Your Campaign Today And Raise Your Next $10,000, $25,000 Or $50,000 For Your Documentary Film


Crowdfunding For Your Documentary Film

  • 5 Content-packed Training Modules

  • Program-enhancing Workbooks and Exercises

  • Bonus #1. - Private Facebook Community

  • Bonus #2. - 6 Interactive LIVE Group Coaching Calls

  • Bonus #3. - 6 LIVE Q & A Sessions

  • Immediate and Lifetime Access

  • No Questions Asked 7-Day Money Back Guarantee

One Payment of $197.00

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3 Monthly Payments of $79.00

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Bonuses To Guide and Support Building Your Crowdfunding Campaign

Bonus #1. Facebook Community Pop Up Group

Once the coaching portion of the program begins you will invited into a private Facebook group, which will be the hub of our crowdfunding community. You will get clarity on your biggest questions and have a constant supply of inspiration, advice and insight from Chris, Stephanie and other filmmakers creating their crowdfunding campaigns.

Bonus #2. Interactive Live Coaching Calls

As a member you will be invited to attend, and have exclusive access to, 6 LIVE group coaching calls. Each call will offer additional content to your campaign, provide insightful answers to your questions and coach you through the five modules of the program. In our time together we will be building out your campaign in preparation for your launch.

Bonus #3. Live Q&A Sessions

Following on from each group coaching call you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you wish - to help get clarity on how you will create and manage a successful campaign - in our live Q&A sessions. You can also post directly into the group daily.

7-Day Money Back Guarantee

We offer a full, no questions asked, 100% money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us and we will issue you a full refund immediately.

Is This Program Right For You?

  • You Need To Raise Between $10,000 And $50,000 In Funding For Your Film

  • The Idea Of Running A Crowdfunding Campaign Appeals To You

  • You Are Willing To Strategize And Put In The Work To Make Your Crowdfunding Campaign A Success

  • You Would Like To Build Your Audience, Develop Partnerships And Build Beneficial Connections For Your Film

  • You Are Ready To Get To Work On Your Film And Just Need The Money To Make It Happen

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long do I have to complete this program?

    You have 'lifetime' access to this program and can work through it at your own pace. We will be running popup workshops and coaching calls online at certain times throughout the year which you are welcome to attend for free.

  • Why is the facebook group only open for a finite time?

    The community group is a place where we hold live coaching calls and are available for any questions you may have. This group will open several times per year and you are welcome to remain a member. However, we are unable to facilitate this group 365 days per year.

  • What if this program isn't for me?

    No problem. Simply contact us within 7 days and we'll issue you a full refund immediately.

  • What will be discussed in the coaching calls?

    During the 6 live coaching calls we will be walking you through each of the modules of the program. We will be helping you to applying what you are learning to your own crowdfunding campaign.

  • What if I have more questions?

    You can email us at chris@barangfilms and we'll get back to you asap.