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The Geek Girl’s Guide To Funding A Movie Trip

The Geek Girl’s Guide To Funding A Movie Trip


Any movie geek’s ambition is to travel the world and visit the hotspots. There’s of course Hollywood, as well as New Zealand where they filmed Lord of the Rings and Croatia for Game of Thrones fanatics. Okay, the last one isn’t a movie but the waters are getting murkier year after year.

The only sticking point is money – it’s expensive. Hollywood alone costs a ton of money, especially if you want the full experience. The only option is to start fundraising, and here is a selection of tips that should suit your lifestyle.

Are you ready? Good, then let’s get the camera rolling and… action!

Sell Your Collection

There is a sentimental value to a film collection that is understated. The thing is that the technology to watch the movies is dying by the second. No one has a DVD player anymore because Netflix is the new king of the industry. Stream everything online for a flat monthly rate and save yourself the hassle. Whether you agree or not, you can sell used games and movies online for a fair price. The total amount won’t fund the whole trip but it’s a solid start nonetheless. To go one step further, throw in devices such as TVs and video recorders (if you still have one!).

Start Writing

As a movie buff, the odds are high that you write, shoot, and direct homemade films. You can sell a back catalog if applicable, but it is difficult to find a buyer. HBO isn’t going to invest unless the premise and the execution are airtight. No worries because there are other ways to put your skills to the test. The best one for knowledgeable movie-goers is blogging. You don’t even have to do your own because you can guest blog for and charge a flat fee. And, you can do it on-the-go too.

Be An Expert

Yep, even if you don’t feel like one, you can act. It’s the perfect cover! Sure, a love of the movies may not entitle you to teach others about the art form, but all you can do is see. Nowadays, anyone can set up a class and show students what they know for a small fee. If the idea is scary and a little immoral, you can focus on the stuff that is within your wheelhouse. Do you write on the side? Then sell webinars about becoming a movie critic. Everyone has a skill others are dying to learn; you need to find yours.


The idea of waiting tables for the summer never sounds appealing. Let’s face it – there are better jobs on the table. But, they aren’t as flexible even if they do pay better. And, as someone with big hopes and dreams, flexibility is a must. Anyway, forget about the cash and the in-work benefits and think about the glamour. Yes, you read that right. Thousands of actors and actresses have been in the trade, and you can follow in their footsteps.

How is your movie trip fund looking? Can these tips help raise money for a good cause?

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!


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