Some Change for a Chance

JONI SHEILA already teaches herself at young age to play the guitar and write songs. As a true street musician seizing passersby by the throath with a soulful voice and throughout Ghent and beyond to be heard is what she does from the age of 17.
Participating in music competitions gives her more confidence.
In a few years she becomes a seasoned participant in rockconcours and a stage animal with experience.
But her ambitions go further. The thesis for her study communication management - research into the effectiveness of crowdfunding for Belgian artists - Inspires her to take herself as case and thus offer the world something tangible. Under the motto "Some change for a Chance" she wants to collect € 5,000 via crowdfunding for the realization of a debut album.
She launches her project, creates a Facebook page, sends targeted emails, shares flyers ... and finally collects € 7,000!
But not everything goes as planned. The producer cancels early and the bass player can not further cooperate. As icing on the cake the drummer let her choke three weeks before the release concert.
But she continues to persevere and succeeds to put down a stunning performance with a full band.
The CD and online sales get underway and the rave reviews in the press don't remain off. Up to world domination?

  • Koen Dewitte
  • Koen Dewitte
  • Joni Sheila
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Wat kleingeld voor een kans
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 13, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    800 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Dutch, English
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Kortfilmfestival Kalmthout
    March 4, 2017
Director - Koen Dewitte