There are tons of ways to get your film made. You could fund it yourself, either by credit card or by breaking up the shooting schedule so you can afford it. You could beg family and friends for loans. There's crowd funding and, of course, the traditional find a distributor, get some names, and wrangle up some moola.
What has been your go-to for funding? Have you sold merchandise? Given away swag in return for donations? Amassed a Facebook and Twitter army of fans? Let us know! We're dying to hear your crazy attempts, successes, failures, and best of all, ideas!