I’m killing this contest, too boring. Anybody got any ideas? I want to drive new accounts and action on PirateMyfilm.com – giving away silver

Starting at midnight tonight . . .

I’m giving away a 1 Oz. Silver Keiser every time the the number of new accounts number on PirateMyfilm.com crosses a new 50-threshold; starting at 1700. So at 1750, 1800, 1850, etc. whoever has opened that account gets a new SK. We’ll be watching for bots and other skullduggery and I reserve the right to void any claim if I think it’s bogus – without recourse. How long will this go on? Let’s see how 10 Oz’s works out. I also reserve the right to cancel this offer at any time for any reason.

89 comments on “I’m killing this contest, too boring. Anybody got any ideas? I want to drive new accounts and action on PirateMyfilm.com – giving away silver
  1. Henk says:

    Is this thecasino gulagh you talked about…?! Can’t believe it.

  2. ZORRO LONDON says:

    Max….are you having a religious moment, giving away all this silver?

    Whats next, turning water into wine?………………………….Z

  3. SilverPorno says:

    Yeah, maybe he is Zorro, but I reckon the new trick will be turning wine into water and selling it to the Chinese…

  4. Tiger says:

    Ok, I think I figured the site out…

  5. jimmy chen says:

    after midnight…. we gonna get some silver fun….

  6. Ted says:

    Max, where you gettin those 1 oz silver Keiser’s? My order is 2 months old and silverkeiser.com doesn’t respond to my e-mails. I think I’ve be had.

  7. OldEnglishGame says:

    I respect that max is not pushing eagles

  8. OldEnglishGame says:

    I just swigged a 50$ bottle of sham pain
    It hurts pretty bad

  9. Robert Mockan says:

    Sounds like a good plan to me. I need to open an account anyway to get a better idea how this whole Pirate My Film works.

  10. Bev says:

    after joining, still haven’t found out how to contribute to a film. I am missing something.

  11. SilverPorno says:

    @Bev

    Yes, everything. That site is really naff. I gave up. Aaargh!

  12. rev says:

    Goodmorning Max & Stacy!

    Traders Are Dumping Stocks and Buying Gold and Silver
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/43300748

    Goodmorning SLA!

  13. rev says:

    (I wonder if I have time to plug 38 more comments before I have to leave for duties)
    lol

  14. rev says:

    BUY SILVER, FIAT MONEY SUX!!!

  15. Hawkeye says:

    I still don’t quite get it either.

    PMF needs a snappy “elevator pitch”.

    What’s in it for the investor? What’s in it for the producer?

  16. Youri Carma says:

    Japan’s Radiation Twice as Bad; Full Meltdowns at 3 Reactors: Hot Particles Dangerous http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shjXXOBoBw4

  17. Silver Backed Gorilla says:

    send me a SK and I shall send thee many good idea’s….wahahaha

  18. rev says:

    ~More Coffee~ and More Silver!!!

  19. Hawkeye says:

    The best example of an Elevator pitch is this one for the film Alien:

    “Its like Jaws but in space”

  20. Youri Carma says:

    NASA films incredible solar flare: Video of unique sun explosion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrBl5f08rhw

  21. Mother Earth says:

    Great rules..Let me post an add on the media college in The Hague..

    I will do 20 three day productions if I can charge $250 USD (negotiable) each of them on varying topics related to climate, money and babes. That routine could be a draw..

    Lesson learned : If you want to challenge establishment be sure you can afford to.

  22. Sleep Well Silver says:

    Max

    Keisersilver is a joke.

  23. rev says:

    James Turk and his charts show gold smashing the currencies
    http://www.gata.org/taxonomy/term/2

  24. Youri Carma says:

    One-Third of Employers May Drop Health Plans; Corn Rises – Bloomberg Vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP_2PzCdnI8

    June 8 (Bloomberg) — Jane King summarizes the top stories this morning on the Bloomberg Business Report. (Source: Bloomberg)

  25. colin says:

    i have no idea what that pritemyfilm is about, i just ignore it

  26. rev says:

    Oops Max already linked to that Jim Sinclair interview

  27. Bruce says:

    Well, precious metals are the kings of boredom.
    I suggest real money ;)

  28. Al Kyder says:

    I’ll open a PMF account right now :)

  29. rev says:

    Dennis Kucinich Calls For Congress To Take Back The Power Of The Purse, Demands The Abolition Of The Federal Reserve

    http://dailybail.com/home/must-see-video-dennis-kucinich-calls-for-congress-to-take-ba.html

  30. rev says:

    Jesse Ventura With Neil Cavuto: “The 2 Parties Have Created A Corrupt System Based Upon Panhandling & Bribery!”

    http://dailybail.com/home/jesse-ventura-with-neil-cavuto-the-2-parties-have-created-a.html

  31. gman says:

    Max
    You could always tweet pics of your pecks to the lucky winner.
    —————————————————————————————————————–

  32. Peter says:

    ideas … how about picture and writing contests. All content on relevant themes, of course.

  33. Nak says:

    I never understood or grasped the PMF site, instead of being a poser I just stayed away.

  34. rev says:

    The Washington Post Condemns the Libertarian Dance Protestors
    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=35556

  35. Youri Carma says:

    6/8/2011 — Radiation Test — Superior, Wyoming — 78.7 CPM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGtRm6pZn8Y

    This measurement was made on June 7, 2011 at approx. 530pm MST. It indicates ” HIGH moderate levels” of radiation. Alert level is considered anything over 100CPM by the radiation network …

    Radiation background measurement, taken over the course of 10 minutes was 78.7 CPM .

  36. railroad tycoon says:

    Advertise on Facebook.

  37. Poote says:

    @ Max
    Consentrate your efforts.
    Pick a Good Movie and stick with it.
    Use your prmo-silver more selectively.
    Pick a good movie… dont go AGW.
    Bring it to a Movie theatear when it is done with your fans invited.
    Invite us ” share holders”to arrange theatre showings in our home towns.
    Make an “On the edg or “KR” about the premire and show when the “producers” start to receive divedend checks.
    Max we want you to win.

  38. Youri Carma says:

    WTF! An other wildfire. How many did we had world wide the last couple of years? Dozens maybe even hundreds?

    Thousands Told to Leave Ariz. Town As Fire Nears http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCxAU8y8nPg

  39. zurn says:

    Start a bank. Seems to be the best way to get lots of $$.

    Cisco and U.S. prosecutors deceived Canadian authorities about whistleblower
    http://www.stockhouse.com/Blogs/ViewDetailedPost.aspx?p=117128

    The War On Democracy Blog
    http://www.stockhouse.com/Blogs/ViewBlog.aspx?b=2587

  40. MirrorMirror says:

    Interesting Vote in “Der Spiegel”

    Who should rescue the Euro – if at all

    More than 37,000 votes

    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/0,1518,767145,00.html

    ca. 12%
    Rich countries such as Germany must help defeat candidates, even if it costs a lot of money. Finally, we now benefit from the single currency.

    ca. 3%
    The European Central Bank to buy up massive government bonds – the drives, inflation, cost taxpayers anything but first.

    ca. 31%
    The candidate must be a part of their bankruptcy debts are adopted. The bulk of the then financial markets.

    ca. 29%
    The rich nations should form a core euro-zone and throw out the poor countries of the monetary union.

    ca. 25%
    Why should we save the €? We should return to the D-Mark.

  41. Mini US says:

    Give away Gold.
    That might work :)

    No seriously, how about we meet the directors/producers of these films in pre-production on video interviews with you guys(or not, not essential) Maybe just a blurb from them. Sales pitch, like Ari does on Entourage…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGTJSorTQvw

    So you can see where your money is going when you pledge :)
    Short video interviews about the project, the audience and the motivation for making the film. Where you plan to show it, etc.

    Also, ‘Pirate My Film Night’ – show a short Doco, beginning with Max and Stacy’s BBC films which are great, then have a discussion thread about subject, and how to go about making a film like this ie Behind the scenes, budgets, challenges, again so people can see where money is going. We used to do these for commercials so the clients could see where their money was being spent.
    Maybe do more behind the scenes of your current shows we have seen snippets of. I know its mostly green screen, but it is interesting for budding film makers.

    Anyway, just throwing it out there :)

  42. dan says:

    Like I said when you first released PMF you need to put a time limit on listings and when listing expires the person decides to go ahead or not with whatever was generated. This keeps listings clean and fresh.

    I bought shares in somthing when it first opened but was so long ago cant remeber even what it was, I certainly have no interest in it now.

  43. SilverGluton says:

    Max,
    I bought shares in 2 projects because I took the time to figure out how the site works.
    It is not obvious. Anyone with a short attention span will give up before “getting” it.
    I bought shares in 2 projects that I feel are important to develop in order for the truth to get out.
    You need to explain the importance of getting these films made!
    Also make the site more “dumbed down” friendly

  44. Phill says:

    I have to say I like what I “Think” is the concept of PMF, but I’ve struggled to get the hang of the site.
    There is not a clear message (see other comments on this site), how it works, what’s it about?
    I put $5 on a film, but not idea what that really means, who/how/when do I pay. what was the film really about anyway? Do I get a return? etc.

    The navigation on the site is bad, very bad.

    Giving away SKs is fine, but just encourages a bunch of pointless waffle.

    Phill

  45. Jarus says:

    Market PMF to the right people. Not PM junkies or brokers, to hackers, film art students.

  46. Mini US says:

    ‘Pitch my Film’

    Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughan, Peter Jackson.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1KMg6bLDlw&feature=related

  47. Wolferl says:

    @ Max

    I think giving away silver is not so important. People wanna see what PMF really does, so finish 2 or 3 good projects with the asssistance of your pirate fund if necessary. When people see what they get for their contributions they surely are ready to reserve more shares.

  48. kathleen says:

    The site is too hard to figure out. It might help if you made it clear to people exactly what they are doing on PMF. Is it an investment or a donation? Both are good, but it’s better to know.

  49. zurn says:

    Most people want to make money…

  50. flicks says:

    13 51 52 53 comments errrr lol I like that max

  51. Mini US says:

    You need a younger audience than you have here Maxy.
    Angry young students will totally be into PMF, not old ‘send me a coin’ farts (sorry everyone).

    Give away these instead…
    http://www.canon.com.au/en-au/For-You/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras

  52. Youri Carma says:

    Bob Chapman – National Intel Report – June 7, 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aCd5oKQZqo

  53. Mini US says:

    This guys is awesome.
    He is very generous with his knowledge.
    Sure he gets all his gear free, but its an awesome site for film/video makers.

    http://philipbloom.net/

  54. Richard says:

    Do a kind of bitcoin type thing. Have people generate something… Bitcoin for silver that drives traffic and web presence to PMF. Don’t have a clue what that could be. Something not invited yet.

  55. Mini US says:

    Wow …… MAXXXXX

    This is exactly what I was talking about.
    Video Pitch from the dude making the bloody thing….

    The film is called ‘How to start a revolution’ shot in Egypt.
    http://philipbloom.net/2011/05/19/revoultion/

  56. Chundernuts says:

    Make a short film. Show people what PMF does.
    Tell them how it works. Tell them what
    they get out of it.
    Stick it on Youtube. Pimp it here.

  57. Chervonets says:

    One day it will catch on… no doubt. Not enough people understand yet that the content that they are presented through MSM is to dumb them down. And a lot of people are lazy consumers, not critical. When they understand that it is all big brother facade, they all have a story to tell, that people want to see, and they will come through platforms like yours. Youtube is an incubator, people are getting more and more skilled in the small stuff.

  58. Sla.trooper says:

    I click through to pmf and don’t get it immediately… short on time and perhaps patience too, I move on! What actually is it, why should we get involved? Make this clear and I doubt you’ll need silver coins as candy for all us thick kids at the back.

  59. de Tocqueville says:

    Yeah, I’m spending less time on this site since PMF, whatever that is, (Pre-menstral Messiness and Fluff??) is splattered everywhere.

  60. Marcio says:

    @Max Keiser
    Hello,
    I can help you with your website or project Max. Please, send me an e-mail, tell me about your project and I will help you! I will help you to find the audience. It’s relatively simple. I’m not interested in Silver or whatever you’re offering somewhere in the website, I even do not bothered to read… Just my freedom!

    God bless!

  61. Dark Markets says:

    @Max: LOVE your many different videos – RT, OTE, etc. etc. – but your “Pirate My Film” stuff IS CONFUSING!

    #1. put up a list of links for COMPLETED “PMF” videos!
    #2. list up-coming productions, and SIMPLIFY how much is needed to produce them.

    #3. My offer still stands, to donate 50 silver ounces (that would be about $2,000 at today’s rates) to produce a video/film of one of those “IRISH WAKES” where you (or a talented local Irish actor) INTERVIEWS folks at one of those “Irish Wakes” for someone who must FLEE their homeland (Ireland) or face DEBTOR’s PRISON; and ask the other guests how they feel about millionaire bankers (and the billionaires behind them) getting “BONUSES” and ARTIFICIALLY PUMPED UP stock prices (= portfolio ‘wealth’)… solely from TAXPAYER FUNDED “bailouts” !!

  62. Marcio says:

    After you’ve put all the content together it’ll be simple to pre sell and send traffic. But as I can see you need a HTML make up! SEO, back link builder, keyword research etc.
    It would be funny if it was not tragic, but I’ll help anyway! :)

  63. flicks says:

    Dark Markets – why dont you do it yourself its not difficult if you have the funds and spend a bit of time to learn how to use a camera, steadi-cam and editing software.

    When I paint and do photography I dont need to ask anyone or rely on anything I just do it and if I dont have the cost sorted I dont do it .

    The silver futerist guy is a good example of making something from almost nothing – just personality and you-tube.

    The guy who really impressed me is Chris on you-tube – very switched on to making quality visual and sound reports from little funds.

  64. evolutis says:

    @ flicks … u nailed it!!

  65. killer beez says:

    ‘make us rich’ yesterday without us doing anything or fuck off !……(get the idea)?

  66. shortnotgold says:

    I have clicked on this website at least 10 different times and I STILL don’t understand it. It is a horrible website from a user interface perspective.

  67. Joe Nikci says:

    Pirate My Revolt!

  68. jimmy chen says:

    kirr kirr kirr max…. max so deadry

  69. jimmy chen says:

    @MAX

    anything that involves scantly clad women, fattening food and money is a great contest!!!

  70. Rob says:

    How about a silver ounce for the posting of every ‘elites’ address with photographs of their houses or domains, either on or off-shore. A kind of ‘Track the Elites – Through the Keyhole’ – exposé. Time to put the CCTV concept energy back on them, don’t you think.

    First contest – Henri Kissinger.

  71. Jayme says:

    Many good ideas already proffered.

    Variety is the spice of life. I like your financial information (RT, OTE, and the blog are great) because it helps me understand my financial world with resource and information (along with some exciting circus material). However, my life isn’t only finance and a silver coin, though really cool, doesn’t really catch my interest (maybe I’m just too old and jaded for that).

    Enable people to propose articles or stories they would be interested. Use these as a pool of ideas that quasi-professional paid through donation ‘directors’ can pick up on and decide to produce, based on audience participation and desire rather than a predisposition dictated by a director. This is why first person games are engaging and actors must be successful before being funded to do their own projects (imo). The people fantasize that the game is a reflection/extension of their own lives. The excitement comes with being interactive/responsive to ‘my’ wishes rather than someone elses scripted dictates.

    It would be good to highlight good successes too. kathleen, Dark Markets, Mini US, and others make good points outside this.

  72. Sla.trooper says:

    @Rob… great idea

  73. Sla.trooper says:

    @jayme great idea too… deserves an sk imo

  74. SiriusBlack says:

    I never click on the PMF posts. I can’t seem to get any information except the title of a film that hasn’t been made yet and a request for investment. I guess it’s unreasonable to expect a trailer but maybe other video content related to the premise, producer interviews, PowerPoint presentations, etc.

  75. Ken says:

    1) Create a teaser or a short! It’s easier to sell something if you can better define or show what it is.
    2) Offer credits on the tailend of the production when it’s complete – I’ve always wanted to be in the credits of a film – what the hell is a “keygrip”? List off the SLA members that helped make the film a reality at the end of the film in the credits!

  76. Keehotee says:

    I’ll sign up to PMF for one ounce of silver

  77. AlienApeHybrid says:

    kathleen
    “The site is too hard to figure out. It might help if you made it clear to people exactly what they are doing on PMF. Is it an investment or a donation? Both are good, but it’s better to know.”

    This is my feeling exactly. Been there a few times trying to figure it out but never did.

  78. alanborky says:

    Max, may I suggest you need to broaden this out?

    How about a viral style competition inviting people to submit pics of themselves dressed as pirates holding the PMF logo upside, say, 10 Parliament Street, the White House, Lloyd Blankfein’s face, the Queen or Simon Cowell’s arse, etc. – basically, the sort of places where either decorum’s usually expected, access is difficult, or there’s a hint of edge, low key danger, or shock value, (not to mention possibility of publicity factor).

    There’d be rounds where the most daring or effective pic wins amount x, and a larger prize for the ultimate winner of the final.

    The sort of guys you’d be aiming at are, say, British Art students who do crazy stuff at the drop of a hat, many of whom will instantly connect with your outlook as Buccaneer-cum-Renegade versus THE MAN/bringer-down-of-the-establishment should they presently be unaware of you, and even potential subscribers or contributors to the site and its projects.

    More importantly, though, if it catches on PMF’ll be brought to the attention of a much wider audience, many of whom’re bound to investigate further,if not join up, and at the very least become aware of you and the cause of your general all round insanity.

  79. Ed Davidson says:

    I’ve been to the PrivateMyFilm site a couple of times – could not find any info on what it’s about – no FAQ’s, no introduction, no explanation what so ever – so, without some effort on the part of whomever is designing and maintaining this site, to explain what it’s about, I’m pretty sure you will continue to be bored…Max.

  80. alanborky says:

    Max, one thing I’m struck by every time I visit PMF’s how static and wordy it is, given we live in the age of YouTube, so why not put in brief pitch videos allowing the film makers’ – or maybe some suitably photogenic nubile perhaps blonde representative! – to make their pitches personally. Afterall, these guys’re film makers, and one of the sources of yours and Tracy’s success is we have a sense of you not just as documentary makers but as real people.

    Also, ‘re you go’n’o just leave it as films or’re you go’n’o incorporate other media such as book publishing, putting on art or fashion shows, music release or promotion, etc.? Afterall, when you think of the Punk Rock explosion, at the time it was the very quintessence of revolution and all round general hostility to the establishment, as was the Fauvist Art Movement, and the British 1950s literary phenomenon the Angry Young Men.

  81. Chris says:

    You might hold a contest amongst student film makers the winner of which would get full financing courtesy PMF. This would be like putting up seed money. If PMF kicks in say $1000 or $5000 other PMF investors might also add in.

  82. Dave says:

    Give people a coin if they donate enough to a PMF project. Say 50 bucks needed.

  83. AlienApeHybrid says:

    @Dave

    There ya go. :)

  84. imperfectcitizen says:

    Noooo, aw man this sucks I was looking forward to acquiring my own Silver Keiser :(

  85. coach & Horses says:

    I tried 2x to register – did not work. Gave up. Also I could not get how I was going to make money? What’s the return? Where’s distribution/exhibition revenue coming from? Online? Cinema? DVD?

    Agree with others that trailers etc would be good. User interface poor and very buggy. Here’s your man to fix that. And he’s film school graduate from RCA London.
    http://www.03tilt.com/

  86. jischinger says:

    this needs a little Hollywood type PR/Project with a couple of full time staff (one to manage the web one to schmoooze film makers) and or a hobby enthusiast with the time and dedication – it also needs a mission statement.

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