In 2015, SyndicateRoom members helped leading film director Simon West successfully raise funds for a new film, Gun Shy (née Salty). Having raised £1.8m to fund the project and attracting stars including Antonio Banderas and Olga Kurylenko, filming begain in Chile throughout 2016 and 2017. The film was ready for its UK release in January 2018 and as the first ever equity crowdfunded film it received a lot of media attention. You can find a summary of the coverage below.
- Daily Mail: Bond star’s new movie Gun Shy is the first Hollywood film to be backed by crowdfunding
- Indie London: Gun Shy - Antonio Banderas stars as washed-up rock star
- The Fan Carpet: Antonio Banderas stars in action comedy GUN SHY
- This is Money Bond star’s new movie Gun Shy is the first Hollywood film to be backed by crowdfunding