Three friends from the Southwestern University (small, liberal arts college outside of Austin, TX, USA) halted on one disrupted idea that they have been harboring for long. These three musketeers were thinking and brainstorming about disrupting the way films were being made. They noticed that the film industry did not transform much and did not use the Internet the way it should have been. Thus, Stardition was born. Stardition is specifically working to create a place for filmmakers to get feedback on trailers and scripts from colleagues and then be able to move forward to hiring cast and crew all in one space.
Stardition is addressing a pressing need for change in the filmdom
Andrew Dornon, the CMO at Stardition says, “Stardition is disruptive because it’s going to allow for films to go from idea to reality much more quickly. Stardition will allow disparate film communities outside of Hollywood to come together in ways that they sometimes don’t right now and this is what is the driving force behind the company. We’re working to make good films faster and easier to make. And in doing so, opening up the playing field for a more diverse group of filmmakers, cast and crew. In terms of problems indie filmmakers have and that we seek to solve, we’re looking to make the process of refining their ideas a whole lot easier by connecting them with a wider array of industry folks, and then letting them find cast and crew more efficiently, thereby saving them time and money, both of which are in short supply.”
Stardition got some love this SXSW!
“SXSW 2013 is here and Stardition is here with it, but they have their eyes on SXSW 2014. The local Austin startup is launching a platform that it hopes will revolutionize the industry itself by streamlining the process from pre-production and casting calls through distribution and revenue generation. Stardition wants to connect the right dots, uniting film industry folks across the globe to ensure cool projects get off the ground faster and easier than ever before.”
Stardition is a social platform that seeks to centralize the film industry online and provide an end-to-end platform for the ideation, creation and development of independent films. The three friends are Remington Robertson is the CEO, Andrew Dornon the CMO (and acting CFO) and Ryan McDermott is the CTO. The company was incorporated in January 2013, although the ideation process had been going on for some months before then.
Stardition, an Austin area film startup, has raised $460k in seed funding from angel investors to create a social platform that seeks to centralize the film industry online and provide an end-to-end platform for the ideation, creation and development of independent films.
Want to see this in action? Stardition is currently taking prebeta sign ups.