We all know about AirBnB where hosts can monetise their extra bedroom for travellers but with this pandemic, the travel industry has been clobbered and homeowners and short term rentals are also feeling the effects. Aiming to offer a unique opportunity for space and homeowners to maximise their income, Singaporean award-winning filmmaker Lincoln Lim, who won multiple awards in Mumbai International Film Festival 2014 and the Singapore World International Film Festival 2016 for his directing and cinematography, has launched his first venture as a tech founder with Filmplace.
First global film locations marketplace
Brands and the media production industry often have difficulties scouting for new locations to film but Filmplace offers a platform to help production companies find unique film locations worldwide within minutes rather than spending days with a fixer or location manager.
In 2020, Filmplace community has attracted more than 1,600 users, with more than 400 locations globally listed on their marketplace. Headquartered in Singapore, Filmplace has branch offices in Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea, with a supporting office in India and has also secured a pre-seed funding round of close to S$300,000.
Helping local community earn extra revenue
By hosting your venue, room or home on Filmplace, one can potentially earn S$500 to S$2,000 per month while in general, Airbnb rental typically costs about S$50 to S$80 per night.
The platform helps venue owners monetise their existing space which provides them an additional source of passive income.”Lincoln Lim, CEO, Filmplace
Listing is easy. Simply head onto Filmplace’s website, sign up as a host, provide as much information and pictures of the location that’s going to be listed and pricing. Upon submission, Filmplace’s team will verify the details and once verification is done, your space is good to go!
Venue owners and users can also negotiate pricing before the booking is done and the platform has an inbuilt dispute management to protect its hosts, and solve issues such as if things get broken during the shoot.
With the Pro Host programme, space and homeowners can enjoy getting their location featured more prominently on Filmplace. A tier-based rewards system will be introduced sometime in mid-2021 so that the more bookings a host gets, the more discount they can enjoy on service fees.
From now till 28 Feb 2021, venue owners and homeowners can enjoy reduced service fees from Filmplace for every booking. Regular hosts will be charged a 5% service fee instead of 12% and Pro Hosts will be charged 3%, down from 9%.
For more information, do check Filmplace out at www.filmplace.co.