Emily Best is the founder and CEO of Seed and Spark, a crowdfunding a distribution platform for film with the highest crowdfunding success rate in the business (84%!) Emily started Seed and Spark after the challenges, community and spirit of making the feature film Like the Water.
Emily was named one of the 2013 Indiewire Influencers, dedicated to 40 people and companies who are asking the big questions about what the independent film industry is today (and why) and, more importantly, what it will become. Emily tours film and tech festivals around the world - Sundance to SXSW, Sheffield to Galway - to educate filmmakers and learn their best practices in connecting with their audiences to build a sustainable career.
To date, Emily has successfully raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in crowdfunding and sourcing.