Producer John Schindler reports that production of his documentary The Tragedy of the Montevideo Maru is progressing well and the series will be complete late October ready for screening on Foxtel.
This project has been the beneficiary of a great deal of John’s personal as well as professional commitment.
John mortgaged his home to achieve a budget to make a film that would live up to and be worthy of its epic subject matter.
“I had to invest $96,000 of my own money in the series; it just had to be done,” says John. “The story deserved to be told well and, to achieve this, our team needed to have a reasonable budget.”
John is now seeking two investors prepared to commit $48,000 each against future sales of the documentary.
“Even if we found just one it would take a big weight off my shoulders,” he says.
Investors will share in proceeds from the series, except for the Foxtel license fee which has been invested back into the project.
Other revenue sources to be negotiated include::
· Australian and worldwide DVD sales;
· Sales of the series to the
· Australian sales two years after the series goes to air on Foxtel; and
· A book
“Investors will also be contributing to the making of a landmark television series that will make many Australians aware of the Montevideo Maru tragedy and the events in Rabaul that led up to it,” says John.
“I will keep them personally informed of developments, they will be honoured guests at the Sydney and/or
If you are interested, or know someone who might be, get in touch with John Schindler at (07) 3267 0515, email@example.com or at
If potential investors wants to know more about legal and accounting aspects they are welcome to speak with the film’s lawyer Hendrik De Korte on (07) 3340 5193 and the film’s accountant Robert Edwards on (07) 3391 6300.
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