In the Spring of 2015, the CRI granted Dagny Looper its first research and development grant for her project, IndieLoop. She and her team were then selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants to participate in the Leslie E-Lab's prestigious Summer Launchpad, which provides NYU's most promising entrepreneurs with skills, resources, and connections to develop their startups into commercially viable ventures.
IndieLoop is a web platform for indie filmmakers to collaborate and share resources, dramatically lowering the cost of filmmaking. IndieLoop's co-founders, Dagny Looper (CRI '15) and Colin Whitlow (CRI '14), are filmmakers themselves from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Prior to coming to NYU,Dagny got her PhD in Astronomy and studied acting in Hawai'i. Colin came from a tech background, working for 5 years as a Senior Strategist at YouTube.
As one of nine teams selected for the Summer Launchpad 2015, IndieLoop will launch in August 2015 in beta beginning with the NYC film community. IndieLoop is one of 6 teams competing in the NYU-Yale pitch-off on Thursday, July 16th from 6:30-9:00 pm.
The pitch-off will take place at:
NYU Global Center for Academic & Spiritual Life
238 Thompson Street
Grand Hall, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Admission is free, so check out this game-changing project and support filmmakers helping filmmakers!
IndieLoop is supported through a Cinema Research Institute 2015 grant, the Leslie e-lab Summer Launchpad 2015, and the IFP Made in NY Fellowship.