I’ve created a new web site, Help Me Fund It, that might be able to help you out.
It’s basically similar to the sites you might see advertised on telly, topcashback.co.uk or Quidco and suchlike, but rather than have users sign up and keep the money for themselves, they choose your project and the commission goes to you instead (less a small amount for admin).
It’s all very early doors yet and I really need some people to use the site, set up some projects and test everything out. At the moment, I can’t progress any further with the development of the site until I get some real life projects in there.
So if you fancy earning a bit of money for your short film, head over to http://helpmefund.it and try it out. I can’t guarantee how much you’ll earn, but it doesn’t cost you anything to try. I’ve got it working with Facebook, Google+ and Twitter authentication, so there’s no need to even register.
One caveat I should mention, I only have UK merchants listed on the site at the moment, so it’s probably not much use to you if you’re outside the UK. The plan is to get US merchants on board once the site finished and stable, probably in a few weeks.
As always, any feedback will be gratefully received.