With the 21st Raindance film Festival done and dusted, and with record breaking crowds and an astonishing 600 filmmakers from 5 continent attending, we learned a lot about filmmaking - often by just hanging out in the lobby of the swanky VUE Piccadilly Cinema.
What were most filmmakers talking about? From Carlos Cuaron (yes the bro of the Famous One) to film producer Julian Assange (yes That One) to filmmakers attending Britain's first Web Fest, the question always was (and is): Where's the movie money.
It get's a whole lot easier to raise money if you can offer potential investors some ways to protect the downside.
Here's a bunch of ways you can de-risk your film's finance: