James Cooper Joins National Crowdfunding Association of Canada’s Ambassador Program

NCFA Canada | August 15, 2013

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TORONTO, ON   August 15, 2013 – The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) today announced that James Cooper, film director and author, has joined the Association’s crowdfunding ambassador program.

James is a crowdfunding enthusiast who has been passionate about storytelling from a young age. In 2012, James directed the short film Elijah the Prophet, starring Art Hindle & Melanie Nicholls-King, after successfully crowd funding $21,006 for the film’s budget on Kickstarter. Later that year, he directed a promotional teaser for the Image Comics series Hoax Hunters, and his first commercial for broadcast television, which aired on MTV 2 and MTV Hits.

He also authored the ebook Kickstarter for Filmmakers, drawing on his experiences funding Elijah the Prophet. The book went on to become the #2 business book on iBooks Canada the week of its release, and was featured on sites like Indiewire, Film Courage, and Ted Hope’s Hope for Film blog. He sees crowdfunding as the next revolution in filmmaking and is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with his peers.

"Crowdfunding is to film today what the digital revolution was to film in the 90s. Digital democratized the actual process of making films, and now crowdfunding is democratizing the funding of them. It's a very exciting time,” says James about the state of crowdfunding today.

You can learn more about James and his work at www.kickstarterforfilmmakers.com or www.james-cooper.ca.

About the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a newly formed cross-Canada non-profit with the mandate to be inclusive in providing education, advocacy and awareness in the emerging crowdfunding industry.  NCFA Canada is community-based, membership-driven entity that was formed at a grass-roots level to fill a national need in the market place.  Members are industry stakeholders (portals, experts, service providers, and enablers), small businesses and entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to fund their initiatives, and investors seeking to learn more and connect with a dynamic and growing crowd.  For more information please visit ncfacanada.org.

Source:  National Crowdfunding Association of Canada

For more information please contact:

Media Contact
Craig Asano
NCFA Canada
Executive Director
p. (416) 618-0254
e. casano@ncfacanada.org

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