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Ryan Cornnor Burbank, CA

Good Morning Everyone,

As a filmmaking student at New York Film Academy, we are supposed to fund our own projects. I have a go fund me to raise $10,000 for my thesis project. The project is a suicide awareness film to help show the importance of reaching out for help rather than suppressing it with alcohol and isolation. Besides a go fund me, which doesn't always raise enough, what other options are out there besides friends and family and how should I prepare for it. I have until January or February to raise the funds.

The situation that I am in now is working two part time jobs along with school, which is draining, but we have to do what we have to do to make our dreams a reality. Thank y'all in advance for your time and information.

23 September 2021 4 replies General



Ryan Cornnor Burbank, CA

Thank you very much Paul,
I will defiantly look into that. Sundance is the dream festival also to get into. Nothing will stop this production to be made. There are a lot of people who need to see this message. I needed it a long time ago. I am a survivor of the internal struggles that take people too soon.


Paul Tusting Salt Lake City, UT

Hi Ryan,
Your recent post here led me to your Go Fund Me fundraiser, and I was impressed with your pitch. I wish you the best of luck with this endeavor. Living in Utah, Sundance is at the center of our local independent film scene, and below is a link to some of their programs which may be of assistance.


Ryan Cornnor Burbank, CA

Thank you so much for this information.


ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi Ryan!

Thank you so much for reaching out! We are happy to be of assistance. Here is a great article that may be beneficial for you: The Ultimate Film Grants List for Every Filmmaker in 2021 from Studiobinder. Link:

The article has a breakdown of different grant opportunities and ways to secure funding based on location, genre, and other characteristics. Hope this helps and good luck with your project!


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