Elise McCave – Senior Director of Film, Kickstarter

Elise McCave -Elise McCave has been working with documentary filmmakers since 2008. As Kickstarter’s Senior Director of Film since 2016, she’s worked with film organizations and filmmakers worldwide, providing tailored support and mentorship on fundraising and audience-building for projects in development and production. From 2008-2016 she was Deputy Director of Doc Society (formerly BRITDOC) in London and then in New York, primarily overseeing the Good Pitch program. Senior Director of Film for Kickstarter Elise McCave joins us to talk about the projects being supported on the platform, how identifying a target audience is one of the keys to getting crucial financial support and the wide spectrum distribution for a film that increases its chances of success and what the future of filmmaking and the support from Kickstarter may look like.


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