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Building audiences for truly independent films from pitch to premiere: crowd-funding and streaming distribution for Fair Trade Filmmaking.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded December 2011
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

With a single end-to-end solution for independent content creators to fund, promote and distribute film, Seed&Spark is the future of the movie business: helping independent films build powerful communities of support. These communities combine to form a deeply engaged audience for truly independent films. Together, they form a Fair Trade Filmmaking movement to benefit filmmakers and audiences with better movies that return more to the creators.


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    Emily Louise Best
    Founder and CEO

    Emily has taken her small business knowledge from managing a $5M/yr restaurant, big business oversight from 5 years with strategic consultancy Best Partners, and melded it with her deep love for the arts in Seed&Spark. After successfully raising independent financing for the all-woman 2012 film Like the Water, Emily wants to apply all her know how to making it easier for other storytellers to find their capital and build their audiences responsib

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    Liam E Brady

    Liam Brady received his BA and MA in English from Stanford University. After college he worked as a project manager/energy analyst at Brady Engineering, serving architects and contractors major construction projects. He was invited to transform his passion for cinema into the study of film directing at Tisch School of Arts, NYU, where he received both the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmaker Award in 2010, and a fellowship from the Spike Lee Productio

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    Eve M. Cohen

    Eve works as a cinematographer in the film/TV world; however, she has also produced, directed and edited her own documentaries -- truly independent. Eve graduated from UCLA/School of Arts and Architecture with a BFA in Photography and later received an MFA in Cinematography from UCLA/School of Theater Film and Television. Her love for camera gear and photography translate perfectly to managing UI, technical updates, and creative initiatives.


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    Kenneth Cera, Schwartz and Cera
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    Aaron Smyle, Smyle & Associates

Previous Investors

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    Manitou Ventures
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    SourceN Ventures
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    Peter Meijer, Andy Barkett, Pamela Bell