Why Film Markets & Film Festivals are more important than you think.
Film Markets & Film Festivals are more important than you think. It can be the road to financing your independent film. During my many years of trying to make things happen, I always felt I was at a standstill when communicating via email and phone. Things got stagnate and never went anywhere outside of a […]
Producer and Director Partnership
I’m currently having technical difficulties with my email subscription provider. Please stand by as I look for a solution. I hope to resolve it by the end of the week. In the mean time what is everyone currently producing? Are you working on funding a feature film, documentary, or short film? Would love to talk […]
What films would you invest in?
A producer and director partnership can be both creatively fulfilling and frustrating. You have two masters of their field who speak totally different languages and perspectives. If mutual respect is created in the beginning and each expresses what their standards and expectations are, you both can avoid countless headaches and arguments. You have the director that sees the film in a […]
Who else should you follow in the film industry?
What films would you invest in? Now you are putting yourself in the investors shoes. Would your decision be influenced by taste, trends, market demand, actors, production team, or vision? How important is presentation, a business plan, or pitch deck too you? This is a great time to role-play with your fellow producers and play a hypothetical scenario. How […]
When do you cut your loses when developing an indie film?
Who else should you follow in the film industry? There are hundreds of filmmakers, producers, and screenwriters who share their insights, blogs, podcast, cases studies, and experience on social media. Each one of them focusing on a certain area of indie film. Some focus on producing, distribution, filmmaking in general, marketing, and others on self distribution. […]
Delegating your producer team
When do you cut your loses when developing an indie film? There is no question that when you produce an indie film you are in it for the long haul. It takes years to write, develop, produce, shoot, edit, and distribute an independent film. The average independent film takes between 3-5 years from inception to […]
Do you have a mentor?
Delegating your producer team is going to be one of the most important things you need to master to fund your indie film. Each member of your producer team is going to have their strengths and weakness. It’s a daunting task for one person to carry the load of funding a film. If you want to […]
How do you keep momentum when you are still raising funding on your film?
Do you have a mentor? How do you even go about finding one? What is the purpose of even having a mentor? To me a mentor is someone who gives you honest unbiased insight into major areas of your life. The majority of film producers will seek business mentors. A professional who specializes in one of the […]
Pitch Deck Course
How do you keep momentum when you are still raising funding on your film? The hard reality is that its difficult to grab anyone’s attention on your film when you barely have any assets. It’s like watching static on a TV. It’s just noise. There are no actors attached, no key crew, no development funds, or […]
Due to the overwhelming demand of my film funding packages I am now considering doing a pitch deck course. The main product of my film funding packages are these elegant physically printed pitch decks that I make for independent filmmakers who are seeking funding on their projects. A pitch deck is a condense business plan/look […]