Finance: Innovative Funding

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The past 10 years have seen an explosion in innovative film funding techniques, from crowdfunding to tax funds and a host of other new ways to raise the money for a film shoot. This panel will be looking at alternative ways to raise finances for your project, including Enterprise Investment Schemes, equity-based crowdfunding and product placement.

Lyndon Baldock 140 cropLYNDON BALDOCK
MD, Templeheart Films

templeheart filmsLyndon studied Accounting and Finance at London School of Economics (LSE) and for 10 years worked in financial institutions.  He set up Templeheart Films in 2008 to pursue his love of film and with it designed an investor friendly platform. Since 2009, Templeheart have been involved in 25 feature films and is now listed in the BFI Statistical Yearbook as number 8 in the top 20 production companies involved in UK production. Templeheart have mostly focused on helping first time talent and Lyndon takes pride in unearthing the next generation of filmmakers, as well as helping investors understand how the film industry works.

Andrew boswell 140 cropANDREW BOSWELL
Commercial Director, Lip Sync Post

lipsync-postHaving graduated with an MA in Film & Television Production from the University Of Bristol in 1999, Andrew Boswell produced his first feature film THE VIRGIN OF LIVERPOOL for The Mob Film Company and backed by Senator Entertainment. In 2003 the film was successfully distributed to multiple territories across Europe and Latin America. Shortly thereafter, Andrew became the Head Of Film for the Mob Film Company and established international co-production relationships with Gold Circle Films (US), Brightlight Pictures (Can), Infinity Features (also Can) and Omnilab (Australia) which led to the co-production of STONE OF DESTINY, a Can/UK co-production which was the closing night gala screening at Toronto in 2008. In 2010, Andrew joined Molinare, one of the UK’s oldest post facilities as Head Of Co-Production Finance and oversaw many post equity investments into features including THE KINGS SPEECH. Since 2012, Andrew has been Commercial Director at Lip Sync Post where he has established the company’s TV Gap fund, Fortwilliam Television Ltd and overseen many of the company’s recent post equity investments into both feature films and high end TV dramas.



Following his degree in Forensic Science, Simon started his career in a private lab focusing on antibody purification for an English bio-tech company, Abcam. He then put his analytical interests into practise as a financial recruitment consultant in the retail and investment banking space for several years before joining our investment team.

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Imaginative Exposure (Product placement)

Mise en page 1Imaginative Exposure is a new agency that was created to bring a revised energy and vision to product placement in film. Imaginative Exposure has a strong team that brings a dynamic mix of film production experience and deep client and agency marketing expertise. This unique mix of skills generates a ‘Medici Effect’ of creative innovation. The team at Imaginative Exposure believe the future is not defined by how it always have been in the past, but rather through constant reinvention and innovation and a mixed and dynamic approach for creative invention.



elisar cabrera 140 cropELISAR CABRERA
Producer, Capital City Entertainment

Elisar over 25 years in the film and television industry working in both production and international film and TV sales.  His most recent film productions are Deadly Virtues (recently premiered at FrightFest) and zombie comedy Ibiza Undead currently in post-production.  He sat on the Board of Directors of the New Producers Alliance in the 1990s and sat on the Board of Directors of Film Export UK – an industry body representing the UK international sales sector where he worked with both the UK Film Council and BFI in maintaining lottery funds support for the international promotion of British films..  Elisar also has taught feature film marketing and selling at Raindance, London Film Festival and National Film and TV School courses. An advocate for filmmaking online and producer of the internationally award-winning web series 3some, Elisar is the founder of Raindance Web Fest, programmes the VidfestUK area of MCM London Comic Con and is the founder of Digital Creators UK.

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