Dogfish

Alumni

One of the most powerful tools of the accelerator is the strong, bonded, everlasting community that is built around the teams. We know you all love and support each other, and we want to provide you with lots of spaces and opportunities where you can keep loving and supporting each other.

Alumni continue to be part of the Dogfish family with access to alumni-only partnerships, deals, events, and discounts.

We’re very proud of our inaugural class and thank them for taking a chance on our program!

2013 Fall

auralnauts

auralnauts

An internet fanboy comedy brand with over 12 million impressions that got started by “breaking YouTube.”

range life

range life

Nationwide college campus exhibitor and marketing company for content and brands.

exit strategy

exit strategy

Captivating stories told using new cross-platform user experiences.

section ii

section ii

Netflix for curated, high-quality lesbian-related content.

guagua

guagua

Subversive media focused on digital/direct-to-fan distribution strategies.

wheelhouse

wheelhouse

Creative film production company focusing on unique character driven narratives that appeal to underserved communities.

like me

like me

The story of the world’s most wanted internet bandit; a sexy, dangerous, edgy feature film made for Millennials, by Millennials.

young gunner

young gunner

A Lean Startup approach to producing director-driven, low-budget genre films.

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James Belfer - Founder & CEO

James founded Dogfish in 2009 to produce and invest in independent film (in which he made 6 films). He was named by Deadline Hollywood as one of 2012′s 10 Producers to Keep Watching. In 2013 he launched the Dogfish Accelerator program after an inspiring experience working for TechStars in Boulder, Colorado. He’s a Northwestern University graduate and received his MBA from NYU Stern in 2013. He currently is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Tisch School of the Arts where he teaches Strategies For Independent Producing. James aspires to be one of the world’s most renowned hermits. He tends to spend most of his free time in South Williamsburg watching cartoons and googling “best Texas BBQ in NYC.” He also runs a monthly meetup called A Presentation of the Deplorable, Bizarre, and Terrible in which he binge watches 10 films in a row that most of the world has never seen (most of the time for glaringly obvious reasons). As of July 2014 only 3 people have attended.

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