"Raven Fund 1" is a Title IV Indication of Interest Crowdfunding Campaign (Closed)
 
 
Genre

Horror |Thriller |Mystery / Suspense

Tagline
Entertainment Horror Genre Fund
 
Plot

What is Raven Fund I

Raven Fund I is a revolutionary financial investment that is designed to tackle the industry's most pressing problems for investors. Based on Jobs Act Title IV Tier II (Regulation A+), RFI seeks to provide investors with a slate of talent driven film, television, literature, new media, and virtual reality projects at budget ranges between $500,000 to $5 million dollars.

RFI will negotiate all pay-per-view, television and svod distribution deals, maximizing profit potential and eliminating unnecessary distribution fees for channels the fund can control.

Liquidity

When the market allows, RFI plans to seek listing on an eligible "Over the Counter" exchange. Our goal is to provide investors with a solid and profitable exit strategy.

Talent Driven

Fully financing content allows the fund to package each project directly with top actors and directors, making the content desirable to festivals and for licensing.

Favorable Positioning

RFI will position itself as the majority financier of all content produced, ensuring our investors are located within first recoupable position for all content releases.

Reducing Risk

RFI will maximum tax credit recoupment and pre-sales (where possible) to reduce the cost of each project and limit funds exposure.

Digital Distribution

RFI will negotiate all pay-per-view, television and svod distributon deals, maximizing profit potential and eliminating unnecessary distribution fees for channels the fund can control.

Market Analysis

Horror Genre Domestic Market 2015


$389 Million
Total domestic box office revenue.
46.1 Million
Tickets sold in North America.
24
Wide theatrical releases (600+ screens).
Nash Information Services, LLC. http://www.the-numbers.com/market/2015/summary


69%
U.S./Canada population ages 2+ went to a movie at the cinema at least once in 2015.
5.6
Annual number of tickets on average per "Movie-goer".
49%
U.S./Canada population sees a movie in the cinema once or more a month.


*Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Investors should not rely on forward-looking statements because such statements are inherently uncertain and involve risks. No returns are guaranteed and this investment involves a high degree of risk.

Horror Genre Theatrical Top Performers


Title Budget Domestic Gross World Wide Gross
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT $60,000 $140,539,099 $248,639,099
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY $15,000 $107,918,810 $193,335,800
THE GRUDGE $10 million $110,359,362 $187,281,115
THE RING $48 million $129,128,133 $249,348,933
THE CONJURING $20 million $137,400,141 $318,000,141
HALLOWEEN $325,000 $47,000,000 ---
FRIDAY THE 13TH $500,000 $39,000,000 ---
THE PURGE $3 million $64,473,115 $89,328,627
SAW $1.2 million $56,000,369 $103,911,669
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5 $5 million $32,462,372 $90,904,854
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2003) $9.5 million $80,571,655 $107,071,655
All figures provided by boxofficemojo.com and only reflect theatrical revenue gross.

*Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Investors should not rely on forward-looking statements because such statements are inherently uncertain and involve risks. No returns are guaranteed and this investment involves a high degree of risk.
 
Expected MPAA Rating

R

People Involved
Daniel Myrick
Director
DGA, WGA
Attached (Confirmed)
Daniel Myrick (DGA/WGA) Director, Writer, Producer The Blair Witch Project, The Objective, Under the Bed -- is an American film director most famous for horror films, especially for co-directing and writing the 1999 psychological horror The Blair Witch Project which as grossed to date more than $140 million dollars. He is the recipient of the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award. Myrick supported himself by working as an editor and cinematographer on a number of Florida-based music videos and commercials. After he wrote and directed the promo for the Florida Film Festival in 1997, Myrick's work caught the eye of independent film guru John Pierson, helping to set the stage for the eventual 1999 debut of Myrick and Sanchez's first feature as co-writers and directors. In 2006, he co-founded Raw Feed, a direct to DVD division of Warner Home Video that specializes in horror films, with The X-Files executive producer John Shiban and 24 executive producer Tony Krantz. Daniel was chosen for his in-depth knowledge of the horror genre and his experience within the entertainment industry.
Shintaro Shimosawa
Director
DGA
Attached (Confirmed)
Shintaro Shimosawa, (DGA) Director, Writer, Producer The Grudge, The Grudge 2, Misconduct, was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is a producer and writer, known for The Grudge, The Grudge 2, and The Echo. He had his directorial debut in 2016 with the American drama thriller film Misconduct, staring Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, and Al Pacino. Shintaro was chosen for his in-depth knowledge of the horror genre and his experience within the entertainment industry.
Randy Greenberg
Executive Producer
 
Attached (Confirmed)
Randy Greenberg, Executive Producer, Cowboys & Aliens and Dylan Dog: Dead of Night. Randy Greenberg has been an executive producer on films over fifty various projects including such films as “Cowboys & Aliens” produced and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures, Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures International, and “Dylan Dog: Dead of Night” distributed by 20th Century Fox. Greenberg is currently executive producing the feature film “Meg” with Gravity Pictures and Warner Bros for worldwide theatrical release in March 2018. Greenberg ran Universal Pictures’ International Theatrical Marketing & Distribution division from 2001 to 2004 and sat on the company’s greenlight committee. In addition, Greenberg founded and started the Resolution Talent Agency; ran entertainment business affairs for comic book entertainment company Platinum Studios; was the V.P. International Theatrical Marketing at MGM Pictures; was senior publicist and account executive at the entertainment public relations company, DDA and began his career as a financial intern at Warner Bros. and a theatre manager for Regal Cinema’s Edwards Theatres. Greenberg is also an instructor at UCLA Extension teaching “The Business of Entertainment”. Randy was chosen for his in-depth knowledge of entertainment finance and his experience within the entertainment industry.
Autumn Bailey
Producer
PGA
Attached (Confirmed)
Autumn Bailey was born in Harlem, New York, Autumn moved to York, Pennsylvania at a young age, and remained there during her formative years. In 2005, Autumn received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, from Shaw University. While her concentration was in Film Production. During her time at Shaw University, Autumn received Miss Homecoming (2004-2005), Public Speaking Scholar (2002), Capitol Broadcasting Scholarship (2005-2006), National Dean's List (2002-2005), Outstanding Student in Mass Communication (2002-2004). After graduating, Autumn took the position of Production Manager/Head Producer for Saundra's Productions where she oversaw the production of numerous hit plays. In May, 2005, Autumn launched her company, Autumn Bailey Entertainment, an Atlanta, GA. based company that serves to produce high quality documentaries, short films, feature films and reality television shows. Autumn is also Director of Distribution & Independent Films at Triple Horse Studios in Covington, GA. Autumn is a member of the PGA.
Schuyler M. Moore
Attorney
 
Attached (Confirmed)
Schuyler M. Moore is a partner in the corporate entertainment department of Stroock, practicing entertainment, corporate, and tax law. Mr. Moore has been practicing in the entertainment industry since 1981, and represents a broad spectrum of clients throughout the entertainment industry, including producers, sales agents, foreign distributors, and financiers, and has handled some of the largest financing transactions in Hollywood. Mr. Moore has been a mainstay on Hollywood Reporter's "Power Lawyers" list of the top 100 entertainment lawyers in the country, having been honored multiple times over the past few years. He has also been recognized as one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and named one of the National Law Journal's "Most Influential Lawyers." Additionally, he has been consistently listed as one of the top 25 entertainment lawyers by Variety.
Gregory Parker
Executive Producer
 
Attached (Confirmed)
Gregory Parker has worked as a public policy analyst, director of software development and most recently an elected and appointed government official. Gregory holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, a Master's of Public Administration; and has completed graduate-level open courseware from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Finance & Economics. Gregory has more than 17+ years of management experience to include managing large multi- million dollar government organizations. Gregory's passion led him to the entertainment industry where he has directed music videos, TV pilots and film shorts. Gregory has held a Series 82 and Series 63 securities license. Gregory is also an optioned writer.
Christopher Parker
Producer
 
Attached (Confirmed)
Christopher Parker is the Architect and Lead Engineer behind the multi-million dollar development of indiecrowdfunder.com platform and trademark Equity Concierge. Christopher is an experienced independent film producer, helping shepherd such films as “The Removed”, “The Jack of Spades” and “Elysium”. He has also produced a number of short films and new media projects. Christopher is also an optioned writer, having optioned a film to paramount based Continuum Pictures. Additionally Christopher guest lectures at UCLA for Professor and Hollywood Executive Producer "Randy Greenberg", teaching entertainment professional’s equity funding utilizing the Jobs Act.
Denise Smith
Producer
 
Attached (Confirmed)
Denise Smith has worked for multiple Fortune 100 and 500 companies, providing business guidance and quality assurance for numerous enterprise-wide systems for companies such as Twentieth Century Fox Studios, Disney Worldwide, Paramount Pictures, CNN, Marriott Vacation Club and AT&T. Denise has also worked on numerous features, award-winning shorts, television series, as well as new media productions in various capacities. She has had a stellar career assisting in the production of music videos and peaked while working with “Korn”, and famed Director Darren Lynn Bousman of Saw II, III, IV.
Kelvin Parker
Talent Agent
 
Attached (Confirmed)
Kelvin Parker is a highly motivated creative individual with the ability and resources to achieve realistic goals in the entertainment sector. As an Executive, Kelvin spearheads projects in various sta?ges of concept to completion.
Companies Involved
Company Role
DNGN Radio Website
Raven Fund I, LLC
 
Planned Filming Locations
  • Anywhere in the United States where the tax credits are most adventagous
Planned Production Dates
Pre Production Principle Photography Post Production
Gallery
 
 
Additional Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

We have filed with the SEC an offering statement under the Securities Act on Form 1-A regarding this offering. This offering circular, which is part of the offering statement,does not contain all the information set forth in the offering statement and the exhibits related thereto filed with the SEC, reference to which is hereby made. Upon the qualification of the offering statement, we will be subject to the informational reporting requirements of the Exchange Act that are applicable to Tier 2 companies whose securities are registered pursuant to Regulation A, and accordingly, we will file annual reports, semi-annual reports and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy the offering statement, the related exhibits and the reports and other information we file with the SEC at the SEC’s public reference facilities maintained by the SEC at100 F Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20549. You can also request copies of those documents, upon payment of a duplicating fee, by writing to the SEC. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information regarding the operation of the public reference rooms. The SEC also maintains a website at www.sec.gov that contains reports, information statements and other information regarding issuers that file with the SEC.

 

You may also request a copy of these filings at no cost, by writing, emailing or telephoning us at:

Raven Fund I, LLC
Attn: Investor Relations
1901Avenue Of The Stars
2ndFloor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
info@ravenfund1.com
(310) 461-1676


Within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year we will provide to our shareholders of record an annual report. The annual report will contain audited financial statements and certain other financial and narrative information that we are required to provide to shareholders.

Terms
Raven Fund I
Project Image
Total Equity (common OR preferred stock):
50,000,000
Price Per Share:
$1.00
Minimum Investment:
$100.00
 
We are offering a maximum of 50,000,000 shares of Equity (common OR preferred stock) on a "best efforts" basis. The offering can continue until estimated closing date of Wednesday, April 25, 2018 or the date when all securities have been purchased. See our Offering Circular for further details.

Generally, no sale may be made to you in this offering if the aggregate purchase price you pay is more than 10% of the greater of your annual income or net worth. Different rules apply to accredited investors and non-natural persons. Before making any representation that your investment does not exceed applicable thresholds, we encourage you to review Rule 227 of Regulation Crowdfunding. For general information on investing, we encourage you to refer to www.investor.gov.


There is currently no trading market for our Equity (common OR preferred stock) and we cannot guarantee that such a trading market for our common stock will ever exist.


These are speculative securities. A crowdfunding investment involves significant risks. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. See the full list of risk factors included in our Offering Circular.

Equity (common OR preferred stock) Investments Selling Commissions Proceeds to Raven Fund I
Minimum Offering Amount 100 $100.00 $6.00 $94.00
Maximum Offering Amount 50,000,000 $50,000,000.00 $3,000,000.00 $47,000,000.00

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of or give its approval to any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering circular or other solicitation materials. These securities are offered pursuant to an exemption from registration with the Commission; however, the Commission has not made an independent determination that the securities offered are exempt from registration.

Summary

The following summary highlights selected information from the Offering Circular. Please read the Offering Circular in full.

Plot

What is Raven Fund I

Raven Fund I is a revolutionary financial investment that is designed to tackle the industry's most pressing problems for investors. Based on Jobs Act Title IV Tier II (Regulation A+), RFI seeks to provide investors with a slate of talent driven film, television, literature, new media, and virtual reality projects at budget ranges between $500,000 to $5 million dollars.

RFI will negotiate all pay-per-view, television and svod distribution deals, maximizing profit potential and eliminating unnecessary distribution fees for channels the fund can control.

Liquidity

When the market allows, RFI plans to seek listing on an eligible "Over the Counter" exchange. Our goal is to provide investors with a solid and profitable exit strategy.

Talent Driven

Fully financing content allows the fund to package each project directly with top actors and directors, making the content desirable to festivals and for licensing.

Favorable Positioning

RFI will position itself as the majority financier of all content produced, ensuring our investors are located within first recoupable position for all content releases.

Reducing Risk

RFI will maximum tax credit recoupment and pre-sales (where possible) to reduce the cost of each project and limit funds exposure.

Digital Distribution

RFI will negotiate all pay-per-view, television and svod distributon deals, maximizing profit potential and eliminating unnecessary distribution fees for channels the fund can control.

Market Analysis

Horror Genre Domestic Market 2015


$389 Million
Total domestic box office revenue.
46.1 Million
Tickets sold in North America.
24
Wide theatrical releases (600+ screens).
Nash Information Services, LLC. http://www.the-numbers.com/market/2015/summary


69%
U.S./Canada population ages 2+ went to a movie at the cinema at least once in 2015.
5.6
Annual number of tickets on average per "Movie-goer".
49%
U.S./Canada population sees a movie in the cinema once or more a month.


*Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Investors should not rely on forward-looking statements because such statements are inherently uncertain and involve risks. No returns are guaranteed and this investment involves a high degree of risk.

Horror Genre Theatrical Top Performers


Title Budget Domestic Gross World Wide Gross
THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT $60,000 $140,539,099 $248,639,099
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY $15,000 $107,918,810 $193,335,800
THE GRUDGE $10 million $110,359,362 $187,281,115
THE RING $48 million $129,128,133 $249,348,933
THE CONJURING $20 million $137,400,141 $318,000,141
HALLOWEEN $325,000 $47,000,000 ---
FRIDAY THE 13TH $500,000 $39,000,000 ---
THE PURGE $3 million $64,473,115 $89,328,627
SAW $1.2 million $56,000,369 $103,911,669
PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 5 $5 million $32,462,372 $90,904,854
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2003) $9.5 million $80,571,655 $107,071,655
All figures provided by boxofficemojo.com and only reflect theatrical revenue gross.

*Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Investors should not rely on forward-looking statements because such statements are inherently uncertain and involve risks. No returns are guaranteed and this investment involves a high degree of risk.

Offering
Securities Offered: Maximum of 50,000,000.00 of Equity (common OR preferred stock) ($50,000,000.00)
Use of Proceeds: The net proceeds of this offering will be used primarily to help the development, production and distribution of Raven Fund 1, which includes but not limited to; hiring above or below the line cast and crew, script development, legal, accounting, distribution, travel, securing locations, etc.
 
Financial
Auditor
Jason M. Tyra, CPA, PLLC
Auditor Fees
$750.00 ( USD )
Prior fiscal year-end Most recent fiscal year-end
Assets
Cash & Cash Equivalents $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Investment Securities $0.00 $0.00
Total Investments $875.00 $875.00
Accounts Receivable $0.00 $0.00
Loans $0.00 $0.00
Property Plant Equipment $0.00 $0.00
Property & Equipment $0.00 $0.00
Total Assets $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Liabilities
Accounts Payable $0.00 $0.00
Policy Liabilities & Accruals $0.00 $0.00
Deposits $0.00 $0.00
Long Term Debt $0.00 $0.00
Total Liabilities $0.00 $0.00
Equity
Total Stockholder Equity $875.00 $875.00
Total Liabilities & Equity $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Income Statement
Total Revenues $0.00 $0.00
Total Interest Income $0.00 $0.00
Total Interest Expenses $0.00 $0.00
Cost & Exps. Appl. To Revs. $0.00 $0.00
Depreciation & Amortization $0.00 $0.00
Net Income $0.00 $0.00
Earnings Per Share Basic $0.00 $0.00
Earnings Per Share Diluted $0.00 $0.00
Risk Factors

Note: Investment in the film industry is highly speculative and inherently risky. There can be no assurance of the economic success of any motion picture since the revenues derived from the production and distribution of a motion picture depend primarily upon its acceptance by the public, which cannot be predicted. The commercial success of a motion picture also depends upon the quality and acceptance of other competing films released into the marketplace at or near the same time, general economic factors, and other tangible and intangible factors, all of which can change and cannot be predicted with certainty. You may sustain a total loss of the funds you have invested.

The entertainment industry in general, and the motion picture and television industry in particular, are continuing to undergo significant changes, primarily due to technological developments. Although these developments have resulted in the availability of alternative and competing forms of leisure time entertainment, such technological developments have also resulted in the creation of additional revenue sources through licensing of rights to such new media, and potentially could lead to future reductions in the costs of producing and distributing motion pictures. In addition, the theatrical success of a motion picture remains a crucial factor in generating revenues in other ancillary  media such as but not limited to DVD's and television. Due to the rapid growth of technology, shifting consumer tastes, and the popularity and availability of other forms of entertainment, it is impossible to predict the overall effect these factors will have on the potential revenue from and profitability of feature-length motion pictures.

Raven Fund I is in the organizational stage and is subject to all the risks incident to the creation and development of a new business, including the absence of a history of operations and minimal net worth. In order to prosper, the success of Raven Fund 1 will depend partly upon the ability of management to produce a film of exceptional quality at a lower cost, which can compete in appeal with higher-budgeted films of the same genre. In order to minimize this risk, management plans to participate as much as possible throughout the process and will aim to mitigate financial risks where possible. Fulfilling this goal depends on the timing of investor financing, the ability to obtain distribution contracts with satisfactory terms, and the continued participation of the current management.

*Please read the Offering Circular in full for more information on rick factors.*

 
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