THE FIVE DOLLAR MOVIE

a documentary film

A documentary made on a five-dollar budget about an online community that buys & sells services for less than the price of a cup of coffee.

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Meet the Stars of the Documentary

Posted on 15 Oct 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Three years on and I’m still working on The Five Dollar Movie. A recent move to New York allowed me to revisit some of the Fiverr users I first met on a trip here in 2013. During the time I had before starting my new job here, I was able to conduct eight interviews. With this footage now in the can, it’s time for me to sit down and edit.

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Finding Fiverr in New York

Posted on 25 Aug 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Almost exactly a year ago today, The Five Dollar Movie was successfully funded on Kickstarter. I’m so grateful to everyone who contributed $5 (or more) towards the film. In celebration of this I’m releasing the first in a series of short clips from the film. In October 2013 I travelled to New York City to meet the […]

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A List of Meta Documentaries

Posted on 28 Jul 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

In making The Five Dollar Movie I seek to tell some of the Fiverr community stories. But I also use that same community to help create the film through the purchasing of music, special effects and voice over gigs (to name just a few). In that sense, this is a meta-documentary: a film about its own creation. When […]

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Long Overdue Update

Posted on 27 Jul 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

A few people have written to me recently asking for an update on the film’s progression, so here we go: Where are we with the film? With the exception of some Skype video interviews I need to capture, filming is mostly complete and I’ve spent the last few weekends slowly piecing together the edit. To keep […]

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Introducing our YouTube Channel

Posted on 23 Dec 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Over the last six weeks I’ve been busy editing some of The Five Dollar Movie footage in order to piece the different parts together and create a cohesive narrative story arc. What’s exciting about this process, is that for the first time I’ve been able to use Fiverr to outsource content that will be seen […]

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Meet our Backers

Posted on 22 Nov 2013 in Blog | 4 comments

Back in August we ran a Kickstarter campaign offering only one perk: in return for a $5 pledge, individuals would have their photo and a credit in The Five Dollar Movie (note: we did add an additional perk after reaching our target). In total 160 people backed us online and a further 41 in person (most […]

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