About Film Courage
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Please know that it's just the two of us (and an occassional intern) behind the scenes at Filmcourage.com. Karen and David both work other jobs and some times we're just plain overwhelmed. It can take us a week or more to respond. Hoping for your patience in posting articles and videos. Thank you so much for your support of Film Courage and allowing us to do what we love!
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Our website and video interviews reach thousands of creative people world-wide each month. The Film Courage audience consists of 18 to 65 year-olds who enjoy movie going/movie making, writing, acting, photography, DIY/DIWO culture, and healthy living.
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ABOUT FILM COURAGE:
In late 2008, filmmaker David Branin had been contemplating writing his own filmmaking blog, but didn’t quite have a name for it. Nothing seemed to work. After weeks of mulling over what to call it, a decision was finally made. That was the birth of Film Courage.
In Spring of 2009 David and Karen Worden (a part-time actor and full-time film lover) decided to begin a radio show dedicated to filmmaking, acting, screenwriting, and following a dream. They’d lived in Los Angeles for awhile. They’d seen people who had “made it” and others who sat on the sidelines watching. They both wanted to know what it took to cross over. How did people pursue a passion while working a day or night job? How were some people able to ‘beat the odds,’ whereas others still sat watching, talking about creativity and fame, but never participating despite what yearned inside them.
The radio show Film Courage was launched from the studios of LA Talk Radio in Studio City, California on April 12, 2009. Each Sunday David and Karen explore their guests’ varied (but always colorful) backgrounds such as having a support system while growing up, odd jobs they’ve endured to pay the bills, and if a project has made money. Film Courage has taken on a life of its own. David and Karen now receive daily e-mails from people wanting to come on the show and talk about their experiences. Listeners respond to archived shows, explaining how they feel inspired. Being an “indie” anything is a tough road, mostly because it’s done alone and with little encouragement. Film Courage is a place where other indie pioneers join together, talk about their work and applaud other artists. People are hungry for this community.
What started as a filmmaking blog has evolved into an indie empire. Film Courage expanded in 2010 with a monthly screening series at The Downtown Independent in Los Angeles. In a four-hour live event the last Monday of every month, The Film Courage Interactive showcased a couple short films, an independent feature, director’s Q & A, and capped off the night with a filmmaking discussion group where people share about the ups and downs of their pursuit, epiphanies on success, and more. The Film Courage Interactives lasted for two-years, screening 26 features and 40 short films. Film Courage is more than just a radio show and monthly screening series. It’s a way of life for many artists. It’s about pursuing a passion, whether the rewards are monetary or emotional. We are glad that you have found us. We hope to have you become part of our family.
Our $100.00 per month package offers:
*One 200 x 200 banner ad (near the top portion of the FilmCourage.com on the side) linking to your project/company's website or social media;
*Five Tweets throughout the month mentioning your project/company's website or social media;
*Two Facebook posts mentioning your project/company's website or social media;
*One small jpg image (around 100 x 100) of your project/company's website or social media and a quick statement linking to your project/company's website or social media in each of our articles and/or FilmCourage.com video posts for the month. (Please note: we cannot guarantee how many post we will have, as it varies in terms of article submissions and video interviews.)
Film Courage Stats (As of April, 2013)
Twitter: Over 18,050 followers
Youtube: 2,650 plus Subscribers/Total video views 769,836
Website Hits: 12,000 to 18,000 a month
Google Plus: 333 Followers
Pinterest: 141 Followers
2010 Hollyshorts Film Festival with David Arquette and
David Branin/Karen Worden of Film Courage
Photo courtesy of Brian Erzen of Erzen Design
Karen Worden, Peter Ong Lim (middle), and David Branin at the
2010 Film Independent Filmmaker Forum
David Branin and Karen Worden on the set of Film Fest TV
Photo Courtesy of Phil Seneker
Karen Worden and David Branin at the
2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards
David Branin and Karen Worden at the
2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards
(Photo by Marty Lang)
Professor Marty Lang, filmmakers Bridget Stokes and Lucas McNelly, along with Film Courage (David Branin/Karen Worden) talk crowdfunding at the QU Media Mashup at Quinnipiac University's School of Communications Event for a panel discussion
"Session No. 7 Their Dollar and Your Dream: Crowdfunding for Film."