About Trigonis

Here’s a little bit about me:

John T. Trigonis is a creative writer and author of Crowdfunding for Filmmakers: The Way to a Successful Film CampaignFrom 2013 to 2018, Trigonis was Indiegogo’s Film & Creative Campaign Strategist, advising many of the largest campaigns like Super Troopers 2Code 8, and Con Man. He now puts his prowess for crowdfunding to use as a private consultant, campaign manager, and speaker, all while working on his own various writings for film, TV, and the printed page.

Here’s a “Whole Bunch of the Hardest Hitting Campaigns I’ve Mentored” List…

Super Troopers 2 by Broken Lizard
Con Man
by Alan Tudyk (Video/Web)
Gosnell Movie by Phelim McAleer
Code 8 – a film from Robbie and Stephen Amell
Chuck Palahniuk’s Lullaby by Joshua Leake
Kings of Con by Rob Benedict (Video/Web)
Video Game High School – VGHS Season 3 by Rocket Jump (Video/Web)
Star Trek: Axanar by Alec Peters
Iron Sky: The Coming Race by Timo Vuorensola
Dragon’s Lair Returns by Don Bluth & Gary Goldman
The Connected Universe by Malcolm Carter
Wong Fu Productions’ First Feature Film by Wong Fu Productions
Miles Ahead by Don Cheadle
Life Itself by Kartemquin Films
The Space Between by Amy Jo Johnson
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret by Kip Andersen & Keegan Kuhn
Think: The Legacy of Think and Grow Rich by Sean Donovan
What We Left Behind: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Doc by Ira Behr
Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!: The Ren & Stimpy Story by Ron Cicero
Goblins Animated 2nd Edition by Matt King

…and here are a few of my favorites,…

Alejandro Jodorowsky – Endless Poetry by Alejandro Jodorowsky
The last film by Jan Švankmajer: Insects by Jan Švankmajer
The Rise of the Synths by Castell & Moreno Films
Subotnick: Portrait of an Electronic Music Pioneer by Waveshaper Media
Not For Resale: A Video Game Store Documentary by Kevin J. James
Black Angel
– a fantasy feature film
by Roger Christian
The Art of the Dead by Michael Mahal
Wizard Mode by Salazar Film
What Lola Wants
 by Rupert Glasson
Beetlejuice: Documentary for the Recently Deceased by Fred China
Devils in Disguise by Guillaume Campanacci
This Last Lonely Place – A Bogart Estate Film Noir by Steve Anderson
Player Piano: Awesome Music and Videos by Evan LeVine (Video/Web)
Ghostheads by Brenden Mertens
Z*Con by Michael Dougherty
Making Apes: The Artists Who Changed Film by William Conlin
Alpha by Stathis Athanasiou –– highest crowdfunded film in all of Greece!
Ashens and the Quest for the Game Child and The Polybius Heist by Stuart Ashen
Orion: The Man Who Would Be King by Jeanie Finlay
The American Genre Film Archive by Alamo Drafthouse
Pennywise: The Story of It Documentary by Cult Screenings UK LTD
Turbo Kid by Roadkill Superstar
WolfCop 7.5 Inch Action Figure by Lowell Dean
A Fat Wreck by Shaun Colón
Cypress Hill Documentary by Under The Influence
Nong Hak – “Dearest Sister” – a Laos Horror Film by Mattie Do
Apocalypse Rock by Karen Pennington
Twenty Million People by Michael Ferrell
Doctor Professor’s Thesis of Evil by Jukka Vidgren
Assisted Living by Amanda Bullis

…along with a few cool non-film/video projects I’ve coached

The Crystal Maze: A Live Immersive Experience by Little Lion Entertainment (Gaming)
Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game by Space Goat Productions
The Magician Longs to See Tarot by Benjamin Mackey (Gaming)
Paste Quarterly by Josh Jackson/Paste Magazine (Music)
WWE Superstars for Hope by WWE (Community)
George Takei’s Legacy Project (Allegiance) by George Takei (Theater)
The Middleman
– The Crowd-Funded Franchise Resurrection
by Javier Grillo-Marxauch (Comic)
Jason Becker’s New Album by Jason Becker (Music)
Lost Girls: The Cinema of Jean Rollin by Kier-La Janisse (Writing & Publishing)
Vampire Mob Graphic Novel – Issue 1 by Joe Wilson (Comic)
Serrano: The Musical by Kerry David (Theater)
The Parisian Sphinx by Summer Brennan (Writing & Publishing)
St. Marks Bookshop on the Move by Erica Hunt (Small Business)
Planet Centauri – 2D procedural sandbox game by Laurent Lechat (Gaming)
Help Save the Brooklyn Heights Cinema by Ken Lowy (Theater)
Lumina 2 by Tatai Lab (Comic)
The IndieFlix App by IndieFlix (Community)
Savior – Cuba’s First Indie Game by Josuhe Pagliary (Gaming)
Under the Moon as My Sun: Poems by Matilda Bray (Writing & Publishing)
Ringbeller: Teaching Kids Kindness & Creativity by CJ Casciotta (Education)

…and here are some equity crowdfunding campaign I’ve worked on

The Field Guide to Evil (Film)
The Adventures of Bunny Bravo (Film)
Darling (Entertainment & Media)
Plant Power Fast Food (Restaurant & Beverage)
Tasty Minstrel Games (Gaming)
Ironclad Distillery (Distillery)

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