Starting a new Video Production Company

Campaign Created by: Collin Cotterell

The funds from this campaign will be received by Collin Cotterell.

Goal : USD $7,777
Raised : USD $ 700

Hello, my name is Collin Cotterell. I am hoping to start a small faith-based video production company in the Denver metro area. Six years ago, I quit my day job to help start a video production company with a friend from college. We moved to San Diego and were successful. We had new car commercials on Fox 5 every month. We also made some music videos, a short film, and product videos. When we fell apart, I lost everything.

As I witness the evil things manifesting out of Hollywood and I have become more energized to please God. I have been speaking to him daily about what I should do to please him and he has been showing me the answers (John 8​:47). I see a market here in Denver that I can build on. I want to make clean commercials again. I have been writing screenplays and loading them with Christian undertones. After I have built up the production company some more, I want to make a faith-based documentary. I have some good proposals that would have a positive impact on the community around me.

If I receive the proper funding to launch the production company, I will establish an LLC, and begin building my production style with the budget you have graciously provided. I hope to produce my first production by this Fall and will gladly share it with my donors for free.

List of needed things:

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Pocket 6k with Software - $2600 (Purchased)
MacBook M1 Max 16" 64g UM, 32 core, and 1T Storage - $4200 (Purchased)
DZO Film Pictor 20-55mm T2.8 Super 35 Lens $2600 (Purchased)
Smallrig Camera Cage Accessory Kit for 6k Pro - $375 (Purchased)
Samsung T5 memory card 1T - $130 (Purchased)
Camera Hard Shell Case - $205 (Purchased)
Tilta Mirage Matte Box with filters, motor, and Variable ND - $630 (Purchased)
RGB Video Light S45GB (set of 2) 2600K - 10000K - $300 (Purchased)
Comica BoomX-U2 QUA (set of 4 mics) - $308 (Purchased)
IndiPro Micro Alpha Battery 99wh - $188.50 (Purchased)
Manfrotto 055 Aluminum Three Section Tripod with Horizontal Column - $240 (Purchased)
Manfrotto Video Tripod Head with Flat Base and Fixed Lever - $200 (Purchased)
Smallrig Mini Follow Focus - $103 (Purchased)
Smallrig 15mm Long Lens Support - $23 (Purchased)
Smallrig Quick Release Base Plate -  $29 (Purchased)
Smallrig 15mm Carbon Fiber Rod Support (set of 2) - $26 (Purchased)
Neewer D-Tap Power Cable to BMPCC - $25 (Purchased)
Smallrig V-mount Plate 15mm - $70 (Purchased)
Kastar 4-Pack NP-F550 Battery - $50 (Purchased)
FLYCAM Flowline Master Body Support with Arm Spring $1400
Light Meter $40
DZO Film Pictor 50-125mm T2.8 Super 35 Lens $2689
DJI Mini 3 Pro RC (Drone) - $980
Zoom H6 Audio Recorder - $360

LLC with Colorado - $50 (Purchased)
Wix Business Site 3-year plan - $270 (Purchased)
Domain name 3-year plan - $28 (Purchased)
Work Email 1-year - $30 (Purchased)
Unpublished Copyrights with Congress for Screenplays $85 (Purchased)
Business Cards - $23 (Purchased)
Trademark - $100-$800 (?)
Clear Creek Films jacket and a T-shirt - $100

The total build will be around $16,000

UPDATE: I secured the name of the production company and it is called Clear Creek Films LLC. I have secured the domain name and a work email. I have purchased the MacBook but it will not arrive until late July. I have also purchased the camera and a lens.

If you wish to see an old commercial, I produced with my friend in San Diego then click one of the links below. When we sold the videos, we sold the rights to them.

Courtesy Chevrolet was nice enough to allow me to share a few of the commercials I produced with them as they still own the rights.

Courtesy Chevrolet The Heartbeat of Mission Valley - YouTube
Courtesy Chevrolet Trucks in San Diego - YouTube
What A Deal On A New Car! - YouTube
Chevrolet Reaper in San Diego at Courtesy Chevrolet - YouTube

The Reaper spec was played in theaters as part of the pre-show. The other commercials aired on Fox5 San Diego.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my campaign. 

God Bless.



Update #6
June 1, 2022
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A generous donation of $2200 came through unexpectedly and has significantly helped cover some needed expenses. The total raised now stands at $3900. 

Update #5
May 15, 2022
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I have raised $1700.00 and I am so thankful for those who have shown their support. Thank you and God Bless!


Update #4
May 11, 2022
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I have secured the domain name and a work email. I have purchased the MacBook but it will not arrive until July. I have also purchased the camera and a lens. No changes in the donation total to report ($1450).

God Bless,

Update #3
May 2, 2022
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As of today, I have raised $1450.00 and I already have some possible gigs lined up when I launch. I am looking to launch in July.

Update #2
April 26, 2022
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As of today (4/26/22), Clear Creek Films LLC is the name of the production company. $1400.00 is the total raised.

Update #1
April 23, 2022
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Ephesians 6:21 So that you may also know how I am and what I am doing...


I have been receiving additional support from family members with cash donations. However, I am still not there. My total is now $800 in raised funds. Every donation has been a blessing and brings me one step closer to starting this mission. If you find yourself unable to donate, that's fine. Prayers are greatly appreciated. Feel free to share this campaign with your friends and family.

God Bless,


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