Katherine Botts at the premiere of

"I'll Be Next Door for Christmas"

Hello, I’m Katherine Botts, Co-Producer of the film “I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas,” the movie that raised over $1 million with equity crowdfunding.


Before working with David, the only crowdfunding experience I had was donation-based crowdfunding like Kickstarter. When David told me about the new law that allowed anyone to invest in films, I jumped at the chance to be part of the exciting and innovative “wild west” way of filmmaking for the 21st century.


David has spent countless hours researching equity crowdfunding and trying out what works and what doesn’t. And through it all, his patience and perseverance earned him a wealth of knowledge that I am privileged to learn from him.

Adopting a new way to finance your movie doesn’t have to be daunting. This masterclass will empower you. It will give you the skills for a successful start to your fundraising, and to anticipate any roadblocks down the line. I encourage women to take the leap and commit to your passion. Invest in yourself by taking the time to try Equity Crowdfunding.

Women hold a natural advantage in this area as opposed to seeking money from venture capitalists. Startup companies with female CEOs only receive 4% of all venture capital invested, but they receive 22% of dollars invested through Equity Crowdfunding — more than five times as much as through venture capitalists.


In an industry where it’s hard to get a foothold, I never imagined I’d be making a movie in less than a year through Equity Crowdfunding... But it happened!  Equity Crowdfunding can advance your career, too. 

Case Studies

Desiree Staples

"Take Me To Tarzana"

Producer Desiree Staples with Pulp Digital Productions raised over $170,000 for their film project, Take Me To Tarzana, by using Equity Crowdfunding.

Click here to see the successful campaign.

Franny Armstrong & Lizzie Gillett

Spanner Films, Age of Stupid

Director Franny Armstrong and producer Lizzie Gillett raised over £884,338
for their film, Age of Stupid.

Click here to see their successful campaign in the UK.

Dawn Dickson 


Dawn Dickson raised over $1 million for her company, PopCom, using Equity Crowdfunding, and she's getting ready to do it again.

Click here to see her successful campaign.

Martha Hernandez


Martha Hernandez raised over $126,000 for her career-enhancing app MadeBOS by using Equity Crowdfunding.

Click here to see her successful campaign.

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All data on crowdfunding is from publicly available sources, collected and compiled for years 2016 -- 2018. Sources include: Crowdfund Capital Advisors Report to the SEC  •  Kickstarter Success Data  •  Microventures: Key Findings •  A New World of Fundraising •  Best Practices • and many others.

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