035: How Do You Fund Your Own Films (with filmmaker Alexandra Boylan)
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How do I get money for my own projects? I get asked that question more than any other. The problem is there's no rule book or guide that works 100 percent of the time. You could raise 700k for one, be a success financially, and still struggle to do the next. That's why we are going to bring you several interviews this year from filmmakers who have done it. We'll ask them how they did it and get some new tactics to try.

First up is filmmaker Alexandra Boylan. She's raised money for 8 feature films, and all have made their money back. How did she do it? We ask her in today's episode.

(Episode 35)

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More on Alexandra:

Alexandra Boylan
Producer, Writer, Actor
Co-Founder The Boylan Sisters Films

Alexandra Boylan an award winning filmmaker was born and raised in Georgetown, Massachusetts, where she first began her exploration into acting, which led her to relocate to Los Angeles. Utilizing the skills obtained on dozens of movie sets and harnessing the passion that fuels her, she formed her own production company “The Boylan Sisters”. “Catching Faith” had a two year run on Netflix and was on the shelves of Wal-Mart, and is currently streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime. The sequel Catching Faith 2 released in 2019. Her film “Wish For Christmas” sold to Pure Flix Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Her script “Switched” was awarded the winner of the Kiaros Pro MovieGuide award for best screenplay, the film released Sept, 4th 2020 receiving rave reviews.

“The Greatest Inheritance” released in March of 2022. And her new teen girl film “Identity Crisis” which shot on location at Grand Canyon University will release in 2023.
She also produced the films “Home Sweet Home” and “At Your Own Risk.” Alexandra is the author of “Create Your Own Career in Hollywood: Advice from a struggling actress who became a successful producer” available in Kindle and Print on Amazon.

She is an active member of Woman in Film Los Angeles. Where she served on the WIF PSA Board.
Alexandra is the Outreach Coordinator for Ms In The Biz, and co-collaborator of the book “Thriving in Hollywood.”

Website: https://theboylansisters.com/

Her films, including At Your Own Risk, are available on Tubi, Amazon Freevee, Roku Channel, and on store shelves.

Her book "Create Your own Career in Hollywood" on amazon.

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