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I recently had a meeting with a lovely independent film producer who had produced a fantastic film which he was looking to raise money for. The film was borne out of true passion and a whole lot of hard work – and it is at the stage where the film can be watched (I went to a preview of it – amazing movie) and needs financial boost to get the film finished and out there.

Film fundraising is a lot of effort and it feels like you are hitting a brick wall – when the creating of the project in itself was such a big task, people can feel they are running out of steam and their efforts are meaningless if they cant get together that final funding.

What does December usually mean for businesses? What’s the general consensus? Despite pretenses, a lot of people spend it wishing the year was over, trying to finish things, and guiltily remembering their best (and unfulfilled) intentions from the beginning of the year. What a waste! (Oops – I was trying to give an objective viewpoint, and my opinion snuck in there!).

The last days of 2013 also mean a diary filled with parties, and a mad rush to get things done in 3 weeks instead of 4.

Across the country the sound of this statement:
“Let’s review this in the New Year”