project leader
Alex M
location
2904 Ambler Ave.
(Fairfax)
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Thanks to all donors and next steps

the project

What is Blockcityp2c?

Watch Pitch Video from Accelerate 2021

Blockcityp2c will be a social network where people can engage with artists and also receive digital gift boxes. There will be a subscription fee that will go toward maintaining the site and using real persons and AI (artificial intelligence) to guarantee all members are real people. Blockcityp2c will also establish a fund to help artists create more work and turn them from "Starving Artists 2 Working Artists"

Who has helped Blockcityp2c?

I had been helped by JumpStart, a local organization that supports small businesses. At a pitch competition hosted by JumpStart, I pitched "BlockcityP2C. The idea was to create not just a social network for artists, but a sales platform where we could move from "Starving Artists 2 Working Artists." JumpStart provided funds to get a beta version of the site up and to do more research on what would be needed. I also connected with Nogient, a California web design company founded by a Cleveland native who had designed the website for Prelude2Cinema many years ago. He offered to create our platform at a reduced price.

That is where we stand now. With a number of Artists waiting for the platform to launch and a need to bring aboard funds to create the site and launch it. With the Pandemic driving attention to streaming services and giving the spotlight to unknown artists, now is the perfect time to launch BlockcityP2C. All we ask is a little help from our friends so that we can move from "Starving Artists 2 Working Artists."

 

the steps

  • Finalize designs on the website with Nogient
  • Gather Artists as Members
  • Market the site to bring aboard other members who will pay and receive monthly digital gift boxes from Artists

 

why we're doing it

When I first won an Emmy for a TV movie I wrote, my Mom told me, "I had Fame but no Fortune." That stuck with me as I struggled over the years to make movies and found Fame online but little fortune to make movies. I discovered I was not alone. Other artists have managed to grab huge followings but when it comes to revenue, they are stuck working a day job to support their art. I had created a movie company Prelude2Cinema to produce my work and others, but we still suffered from being Artists who had "Fame but no Fortune." We had become "Starving Artists."

Many filmmakers in the Cleveland area, such as myself, struggle to find support for our project. Many of us have put down roots and have homes and families here, and we feel we can contribute to the economy of the city. The pandemic changed the world and is continuing to do so. Many people turned to art and movies and online events for comfort and entertainment. We feel that artists are essential for the mental health of the world in these uncertain times. We do need support to continue our art.

budget

Disbursed Budget 6.1.21

Enhanced beta site for users to test

$1500.00

Building Artists Members with Marketing Campaigns

$639.55

Web hosting and online servers 4 months 

$600.00



TOTAL RAISED = $2,930.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $146.50
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $43.95
TOTAL TO DISBURSE=

$2,739.55

 

Original BlockcityP2C budget

Enhanced beta site for users to test                   $5,000

Building Artists Members with Marketing Campaigns  $1,750

Web hosting and online servers one year                    $2,500

Total                                                                            $9,250 



PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $9,250
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $505
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$303
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,092

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.    

updates

Thanks to all donors and next steps

We will be working on the platform and online and real life events to gain subscribers. Thanks to all who supported us. We will be in touch or feel free to reach out to us. 
 

Donations closing soon

Donate Today & Get Autographed Copy


We are going to "Cash Out," so we can start building the platform. Wednesday May 25th, we will be doing a day long pitch to get last minute donations and making arrangements to close campaign which means we won't be able to accept any more tax deductible donations. 
 

Give today and get Lifetime subscription to Platform and Autographed copy of Emmy winning Screenplay 

Thanks for your support.

 

Thank you Bernie Moreno

We first met Bernie when he sponsored Accelerator 2015, a pitch competition by the Cleveland Leadership Center, then we joined his campaign Blockland Cleveland  to help blockchain technology become part of the economic growth in Northeast Ohio. In fact, it is our goal to use blockchain technology in our platform and why it is called "Blockcityp2c." We want to thank Bernie for his support and wish him well 

Thank you Bernie Moreno

We first met Bernie when he sponsored Accelerator 2015, a pitch competition by the Cleveland Leadership Center, then we joined his campaign Blockland Cleveland  to help blockchain technology become part of the economic growth in Northeast Ohio. In fact, it is our goal to use blockchain technology in our platform and why it is called "Blockcityp2c." We want to thank Bernie for his support and wish him well 

Last Days

We are wrapping up the campaign and about to cash out. This is not the END but the beginning. We are working on planning the Beta version of the website and will have a space for all donors and select artists and fans to test it out, if you wish to donate before we cash out, please do so. Thanks 

Thanks John D'

We appreciate  all donations and our new one from John D'. Planning a last day real world pitch and event. More details to come. THANKS AGAIN.

Gifts for All Donors

We will be giving a physical gift box to all donors. We will also be giving a lifetime subscription to the platform. We thank everyone for donating. There is still time.

Real World Event

Saturday May 8th means we have 7 days left. We are privately waiting to hear back from some potential donors. We will also be doing an event at a Sponors place. Lucy's Sweet Surrender. We will have news on our TV series, the campaign and a plan to change Filmmaking forever in Northeast, Ohio.

Took a Break to enter a contest by the Russo Brothers

Being filmmakers and artists, sometimes opportunities come up. So when the Russo Brothers launched their first Short Film Festival contest, we had to enter. We completed and submitted a movie within the 48 hour time window. Still we reached out to friends and had a friend Ted Sikoria https://www.facebook.com/ted.sikora who is a fillmaker and comic book artists support us.  Thanks Ted. We will be reaching out to others in the coming days. Thanks to everyone for thier support.

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Bob Miko
  • Ashley M.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Bernie Moreno
  • Lucys Sweet Surrender
  • Easter
  • John D’
  • Anonymous
  • Laura D.
  • Joseph P.
  • Jonathan T.
  • Ted S.
  • James M B.
  • Rance M.
  • Francesco Digiannantonio
  • Lauren B.
  • R. Huffman
  • Christine M.
  • Ashley M.
  • T J.
  • Alex Michaels