John Trigonis

“If you, as my good friend Adam Chapnick said once, if you’re crowdfunding for the money, you’re doing it wrong. And that’s what I learned that day is like I was crowdfunding for the wrong reason, but I was getting rewarded nonetheless. But once I realized that, when I went back to work the next day, I went back to work, and I had this it was like a religious awakening.”  — John Trigonis

Welcome back to Nothing Shines LIke Dirt: Empowering Actors to Create episode 9. Today we chat with crowdfunding guru, poet, author, and filmmaker John Trigonis. We dive headfirst into a wealth of knowledge about crowdfunding for the right reason, building your community, and a maneater conquering 1940’s Hollywood.

Website | Buy His Book: Crowdfunding for Filmmakers | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

A behind-the-scenes consulting machine, John T. Trigonis ( has mentored hundreds of filmmakers and other content creators worldwide to create compelling crowdfunding experiences that not only reach, but exceed their goals. A writer, indie filmmaker, and successful crowdfunder himself, Trigonis has literally written and rewritten the book on Crowdfunding for Filmmakers, and after spending a few years as a private consultant, he puts his prowess to its ultimate use as Indiegogo’s Head Film & Creative Campaign Strategist.