Monday, April 30, 2012

$1499 raised on Indie GoGo Campaign

Well the fundraising campaign for our short film finished up yesterday and we successfully raised $1499USD.

This will cover the cost of Film Festival entrance fees, authoring DVD's, catering on set, with a little bit left over for props, location fees etc.

I would personally like to thank every single individual who contributed towards the making of this film. So many of my family/friends/acquaintances have shown that they believe in me and are willing to support in anyway they could. This experience has been very humbling.

If you contributed to our campaign you will be receiving an email shortly asking for certain details such as, What name you want in the credits? (correct spelling important!) and a timeline on how things will progress. We will also keep you up to date as the film goes into pre-production, casting, shooting and the festival circuit.

Thank you so very much for your support!

Honour Roll
John Grove
Norma Ross
Terri-Lea Phillips
Melanie Lindsay
Neil Lauder
Kelly Mounsey
Alison Cowan
Maya Wood
Rol Hirst
Catherine Rowan
Natala Crawley
Ryan Lindsay
Ryan Browning
Sharee Phillips
Annaliese Lindsay
Ben Lindsay
Matty Lindsay
Lucy Campbell
Jariah Gordon
Wendy Collins
Roz Kielly
Les Thomson
Noel Gordon
Adam Skinner
Marc Lindsay
Julia Cordie
Brett Stone
Eddie Uchekwo
Jeong Hyun Lee
Allan Georgee
Helen Brooks
Leigh Irons
Derek Jenkins
Brett O'Keeffe
The Cooper Family
(What an impressive list!!)


James Lindsay
Tight Spot Productions
@soapshortfilm (twitter)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Indie GoGo update/John Grove Fan Club

We are currently sitting on a healthy $742 raised on our Indie GoGo campaign after 2 weeks and although we are a long way from our 'dream' goal the money raised so far will go a long way towards covering the expensive film festival entry fees as well as authoring the DVD's needs to cover the pledges (13 sold so far) and the ones needed to enter said festivals.

We are truly humbled by the support we are receiving by friends/family and colleagues. Many see the passion Eddie (Madphat Productions) and I have to create an award winning quality short film and others are just plain generous.

We would like to give a shout out to our most generous contributor so far: John Grove

Not only has this vocal talent lent us his silky tones for the trailer voice over but he also dropped $100 of his own hard earned in the shared belief that we are onto something.

It was an extreme pleasure working with John and we would undoubtedly recommend him to ANYONE who was looking to have their product/concept enhanced by a voice over.

You can find John and examples of his work here:!/profile.php?id=100001834122583&sk=info!/JohnGroveVoices

Thank you to all who have donated, helped spread the word or just given us an encouraging word!!! We appreciate it!

James Lindsay
Tight Spot Productions

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Soap - Short Film raising $$ on Indie GoGo

The Short film SOAP which I co-wrote with Ryan Lindsay is now officially in pre-production and has launched a campaign for help raise money on Indie GoGo.

Tight Spot Productions and Madpat Productions are proud to announce that $640 has been raised in the first week. This is quite the achievement among Short Films on Indie GoGo.

We have already sold 11 pre-order DVD's which also includes a special thanks in the credits and on IMDB.

Don't Forget we have a week 2 sale on Perks

Our funding honour roll to date:

Brett O'Keeffe
Norma Ross
Alison Cowan
Melanie Lindsay
Maya Wood
Sue & Derek Jenkins
Kelly Mounsey
Leigh Irons
Helen Brooks
Neil Lauder
Allan Georgee
Jeong Hyun Lee

And our biggest contributor so far:

John Grove.

Yes the voice on our trailer is also generous with support.

It's not too late involved, check out the website here:

Keep in touch

Until then hail to the Special Suds Edition!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Indie GoGo fundraising hits $200 in the first 24 Hours

We are happy to announce that the fund raising campaign for Soap - Short Film found its feet in the first 24 hours.

We have been lucky enough to raise $200 so far and sell:

The Soap DVD x1 to Norma and Dave Ross
The Soap Special Suds Edition x 2 to Brett O'keeffe, Alison Cowan and Ben & Matty Lindsay
Special Thanks incl IMDB credits x 1 to Melanie Lindsay

Thank you all for your support and we're looking forward to a real celebration when we hit the magic $1000 mark.

James Lindsay
Tight Spot Productions

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Trailer and an Indie GoGo launch for Soap - Short Film

I am proud to announce that Eddie at Madphat Productions has completed the trailer (looks awesome) and it is available for viewing at:



And MOST importantly on our Indie GoGo campiagn home page

Let us know what you think and if you have the spare change sitting around feel free to donate or spread the word (twitter/facebook etc).

Thanks also to our first funder Brett O'Keeffe!!!

James Lindsay
Tight Spot Productions

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Indie GoGo Here We GoGo!!!

As mentioned in a previous blog "Soap - Short Film Announces an Announcer" we have the vocal stylings of none other than John Grove - voice over extraordinaire for our mini trailer for our Indie GoGo fundraising launch.

I have now added my Aussie "not so talented" voice and my director Eddie at Madphat Productions is in the middle of finalizing our intro video.+

To whet your appetite check out the Music video my man Eddie has whipped up and imagine what he is capable of with my quality script.

Check in soon and find the perk/package that suits you!!!

James Lindsay
Tight Spot Productions

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Soap - Short Film Announces an Announcer!

As we draw closer to launching our campaign on we are finalising perks and making sure the Pitch best represents us and shows what we are trying to achieve and how we are going to do.

Eddie and myself tossed up a few ideas on how we wanted to the introduction video to sound and look like and we both agreed that a quick introduction of us and our production companies would be followed by a short and sharp teaser trailer.

And where would a good trailer be without a kick ass voice over? Unwatched that's where!!!

So we are proud to announce that we have secured the whisky smooth dulcet tones of none other than -John Grove to be the narrator of our introduction video. We also hope to secure him for the official trailer.

John has used his audio talents for such world names as Dodge, Chrysler, Buick and hell check out his website at and if you are in need of a professional who will give you what you need you can find great examples at:!/profile.php?id=100001834122583&sk=info!/JohnGroveVoices

So stay tuned for the announcement of the launch for Soap on Indie GoGo!!!

James Lindsay
Tight Spot Productions

Sunday, December 4, 2011

OCD Films Part 2: Rain Man

Part 2 of our look at OCD characters in film will look at another academy award winning movie - Rain Man.

The Rain Man is question is autistic savant Raymond Babbitt played by Dustin Hoffman (won the Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role). Tom Cruise plays Charlie Babbitt who finds out he has a brother after his father dies. Charlie is down in his luck and looks to inherit 3 million dollars until he finds out it is going to do to the mental institution his estranged brother lives in.

Charlie takes Raymond on a cross country journey to get his attorney to settle out of court for half of the 3 million. Raymond has many little ticks like repeating the "Who's on first" sketch over and over. He also has a photographic memory and is a wizz at mathematics. Charlie tries to exploit this by taking Raymond to Las Vegas to win big. During the course of movie Charlie realises that Raymond is the protective figure from his childhood he had been calling Rain Man and when he eventually gets him to the court appointed psychiatrist he changes his mind as he has developed a bond and truley loves his brother.

The most effective movies portraying people with a disability or tick or disorder aren't heavy handed and show that ALL of the characters in the movie have their own faults and funny little ways of doing things and deep down we're all just trying to live our lives and get through each day as it arrives.

Wash Away the Rain!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Pessimist - written by James Lindsay

This is a short that I (James Lindsay) had produced by a Production Company in Brisbane, Lav Productions.

Let me know what you think!

Tight Spot Productions