Movikarma FAQs

 

Q: What is Movikarma?

A: Movikarma, is a distribution platform for impact content that transforms entertainment into action. Movikarma empowers audiences to support the causes they care about most by connecting them to nonprofits and filmmakers through the content they watch. 

Movikarma partners with filmmakers, influencers, nonprofits, and brands to tell powerful, socially conscious stories, which increase awareness, engagement, and action.  Our trailer can be viewed here: Movikarma.

 

Q: How does Movikarma work?

A: Movikarma is a powerful streaming experience, with the added benefit of engaging audiences to take action to make the world a better place. Movies are curated by genre, cause, title, or other keywords. Each film features a “contribute”  button empowering users to support a charity connected to the film and/or filmmaker directly enabling them to continue telling important stories.

 

Q: How can I get help if I have a question about Movikarma or want to partner with you? 

A: If it’s a technical question, please email [email protected]. For general and all other inquiries, including partnerships, please email [email protected].

 

Q: Is Movikarma a mobile app?

A: Yes. Currently in a beta form (early stage), Movikarma is a fully responsive web and mobile app (available in Apple and Google Play stores). Simply go to Movikarma.com or download the app, watch movies, and take action on any device - laptop, tablet, or phone to experience Movikarma. 

 

Q; Will Movikarma be on Roku, Pluto, Tivo, etc.?

A: Yes, as the platform grows, we aim to be on all major distribution platforms, to reach more of the community, and generate greater global impact. 

 

Q: Are there ads on Movikarma?

A: No. Our premium subscription service provides our subscribers uninterrupted entertainment experiences. In the future, we will launch an advertising version of our platform, offering mission-driven brands the opportunity to make a difference through story.

 

Q: How does your subscription model work?

A: Anyone can sign up for a free 7 day trial and experience Movikarma immediately. we offer a $2.99/month plan and a $1.99/month plan for students (valid student email required)  The most robust way to experience Movikarma is to to sign up for the yearly plan to take advantage of a 20% discount, at $28.99/year, and at $18.99/year for students.

Movikarma is significantly more affordable than most streaming services on the market - and provides meaningful opportunities for you to make positive change in the world. 

 

Q: You say you want to make the world a better place, so why aren’t you a nonprofit? 

A: Changing the world isn’t easy -  it requires resources (even for nonprofits), and we believe we can support a greater number of nonprofits and causes as a Public Benefit Company, also known as a B Corp. Instead of being solely obligated to make their shareholders wealthier, B Corps must also account for the public benefit of their actions. In this way, we can earn revenue in ways that nonprofits can not, and still be a mission-driven organization that uses our resources for social good. 

 

Q: What is the market for Movikarma?

A: Social impact films have been part of Hollywood since it’s beginning, and charitable giving continues to increase globally. In 2017, one major producer of social impact films earned $11.5M in annual revenue,  and $281B was given by individuals to charity in the U.S. alone - a staggering amount, and 40% of people in developed countries donated to charity. A celebrity-driven fundraising platform raised $100M+ for 400+ charities over 5 years. 

Americans spend an average of 6 hours per day watching videos on their phones - moble devices, and it’s clear that there’s a place for compelling narrative content The market for Movikarma is robust and the time is now.

 

Q: Could I just go to a nonprofit’s website, or a place like Indiegogo or GoFundMe, and donate there?

A: Absolutely! However, our goal is to educate, entertain and inspire, while accelerating charitable giving and creating a global ecosystem that spreads goodness to a wider audience. This is what makes Movikarma  different. 

 

Q: Is there a cost for nonprofits or influencers to work with you? 

A: No, and in fact there’s an opportunity for nonprofits to save advertising dollars, and fundraising resources by partnering with us. Nonprofits who partner with us get a win-win experience with tangible results as we curate and feature  conscious narrative content directly aligned with the nonprofit’s mission - and raise funds and awareness for their cause in the process. 

Our platform reaches targeted, engaged, and compassionate audiences with the spending power to match - and in the near future, we will provide our nonprofit partners powerful analytics and data about their audience’s engagement. This data can drive crucial future fundraising and marketing decisions. 

For a reasonable cost, we also offer nonprofits, influencers, and brands powerful, narrative content creation which will be hosted on Movikarma to raise funds and awareness for their work. 

 

Q: If I donate to a nonprofit on Movikarma or support a filmmaker, how much of it actually goes to the recipient? 

A: Approximately 80% of every dollar donated to a charity and/or in support of a filmmaker on Movikarma goes to the intended recipient. What we cover with the remainder: processing fees charged by our payment processor Stripe, and tech partner, TopFan, as well as a 2% administrative fee retained by A Show For A Change to grow and scale our impact. 

 

Q: Will you work with any nonprofit?

A: No. With few exceptions, all of our nonprofit partners must have an 80% or higher rating on an independent review platform, such as Charity Navigator or Guidestar. Nonprofit partners must also be registered in their appropriate jurisdiction as a non-profit entity (501(c)(3) in the U.S.) and have a proven track record of success. 

 

Q: Will you raise funds for any social cause on your platform?

A: No. While we are proud to support a wide variety of global social causes, we will only support causes that align with our company values, which include promoting inclusivity, compassion, and empathy for others and the planet. We reserve the right not to support any specific cause or nonprofit that does not align with our core values. 

 

Q: Can I cancel my subscription at any time?

A: Yes, we want you to be happy with our service. All subscriptions come with a Movikarma Satisfaction Guarantee.

 

Q. I’m a filmmaker. How can I get my film or project on Movikarma?

A: We invite you to visit Movikarma.com and click on “Filmmakers” to submit your film. While we prefer shorter films or episodes of 20 minutes or less, we are looking for compelling, socially conscious films of all lengths and types, including fictional narratives and documentaries. Currently, all films must be in English or have English subtitles available.

We look forward to reviewing your films!

 

Q. How do filmmakers make money on Movikarma?
A. In a few ways! Our Filmmaker Partners earn revenue based on the number of times their content is viewed and for how long it’s watched. We also invite our audience to directly contribute to our Filmmaker Partners on Movikarma.

In short, we want to empower socially conscious filmmakers to keep changing the world through the power of story.
 

Q: What is Movikarma?

A: Movikarma is a place to watch socially conscious films and support the causes and creators connected to the content you watch. Viewers are educated, informed, and inspired through entertainment. Additionally, during a Movikarma film or after watching it, you can donate to a charity partner and/or the independent filmmaker(s) connected to the film. By creating a platform of impact driven content, we are transforming entertainment into action, giving you meaningful opportunities to change the world through the power of story. 

 

Q: Is Movikarma a mobile app?

A: Movikarma will initially launch as a fully responsive web app. That means you will be able to simply go to Movikarma.com, watch movies, and take action on any device - laptop, tablet, or phone. You will have the same experience no matter where you watch Movikarma. In the next stage of development, Movikarma will offer a mobile app available to iOS and Android.

 

Q; Will Movikarma be on Roku or Apple TV?

A: Yes, as we grow, we aim to be available on all major distribution platforms, including Roku and Apple TV, so that we can reach more homes and generate greater global impact. 

 

Q: How did you reach your revenue and subscriber projections?

A: These projections are based on our own extensive research within the same vertical, and like all projections, they are subject to change.  

 

Q: Is there anything like Movikarma on the market?

A: Yes and no. There are some niche streaming services, but none that we believe are truly impact-driven, focused on socially conscious stories, and transforming entertainment into action like ours. 

 

Q: Will there be ads on Movikarma?

A: No. Our premium subscription service provides our subscribers uninterrupted entertainment experiences.

 

Q: How does your subscription model work?

A: It’s pretty simple. Anyone can sign up for a free 30 day trial and fully experience Movikarma immediately. From there, we offer $1.99/month plans for students (valid student email required) and $2.99/month plans for everyone else. Alternatively, subscribers can sign up for yearly plans with a 20% discount, at $18.99/year or $28.99/year, respectively. 

Movikarma is significantly more affordable than many streaming services on the market - and it provides meaningful opportunities for you to make positive change in the world. 

 

Q: You say you want to make the world a better place, so why aren’t you a nonprofit? 

A: Changing the world isn’t easy - and it requires resources to do it. That’s why A Show For A Change is a public benefit company, also known as a B Corp. Instead of being solely obligated to make their shareholders wealthier, B Corps must also account for the public benefit of their actions. In this way, we can earn revenue in ways that nonprofits can’t, and still be a mission-driven organization that uses our resources for social good. 

 

Q: Is there a market for Movikarma?

A: Yes!. Social impact films have been part of Hollywood since the beginning, and charitable giving continues to increase globally. In 2017, one major distributor of social impact films earned $11.5M in annual revenue, and a celebrity-driven fundraising platform has raised $20M+ over 5 years. $281B was given by individuals to charity in the U.S. in 2017 - a staggering amount - and 40% of people in developed countries donate to charity (2017).

Add to this the fact that Americans spend an average 6 hours per day watching videos on their phones - and it’s clear that there’s a place for compelling narrative content that inspires social change. 

 

Q: What are your specific subscriber and revenue predictions in the U.S. after launch? 

A: While our projections are subject to change, we expect 1M unique visitors in the first month, 100K sign ups for our free trial, and 10K monthly paying subscribers in our first month. We anticipate a 10% growth rate and 5% churn. 

We anticipate 226K added subscribers in the first year (180K remaining) and $2.7M in revenue. Standard plan subscribers will constitute 80% of our subscriber base, while student plan subscribers will account for the remaining 20%.

 

Q: Couldn’t I just go to a nonprofit’s website, or a place like Indiegogo or GoFundMe, and donate there?

A: Absolutely! We actually encourage you to do that. However, the donation won’t lead to a conversation with your friends and colleagues like when you watch a really good film or documentary. This is where Movikarma is different. Through the power of story, we are able to make charitable giving viral because through sparked conversations, we are able to spread goodness to a wider audience. At the same time, we are also able to educate and entertain. So who says “you can’t have your cake and eat it too”? 

 

Q: Is there a cost for nonprofits or influencers to work with you? 

A: No, and in fact there’s an opportunity for nonprofits to save limited advertising dollars and fundraising resources by partnering with us. Instead of creating videos for YouTube or advertising on social media with no guarantees of impact in a very crowded environment, nonprofits who partner with us get a win-win experience with tangible results. We curate socially conscious narrative content directly aligned with the nonprofit’s mission - and raise funds and awareness for their cause in the process. Our platform reaches targeted, engaged, and compassionate audiences with the spending power to match - and we provide our nonprofit partners with powerful analytics and data about their audience’s engagement. This data can drive crucial future fundraising and marketing decisions. 

For a reasonable cost, we also offer nonprofits, influencers, and brands the opportunity to have us create powerful, narrative content for them which will be hosted on Movikarma to raise funds and awareness for their work. 

 

Q: If I donate to a nonprofit on Movikarma or support a filmmaker, how much of it actually goes to the recipient? 

A: Approximately 95% of every dollar donated to a nonprofit and in support of a filmmaker on Movikarma goes to the intended recipient. This accounts for a roughly 3% processing fee from our payment processor, Stripe, and a 2% administrative fee by A Show For A Change to grow and scale our impact. 

 

Q: Will you work with any nonprofit?

A: No. With few exceptions, all of our nonprofit partners must have an 80% or higher rating on an independent review platform, such as Charity Navigator or Guidestar. Nonprofit partners must also be registered in their appropriate jurisdiction as a non-profit entity (501(c)3 in the U.S.) and have a proven track record of success. 

 

Q: Will you raise funds for any social cause on your platform?

A: No. While we are proud to support a wide variety of global social causes, we will only support causes that align with our company values, which include promoting inclusivity, compassion, and empathy. We reserve the right to not support any specific cause or nonprofit that does not align with our core values. 

 

Q: Can I cancel my subscription at any time?

A: Yes, we want you to be happy with our service. All subscriptions come with a positive karma guarantee.

 

Q: How can I get help if I have a question about Movikarma? 

A: If it’s a technical question, please email [email protected]. For general and all other inquiries, please email [email protected].