Film Funding: Development Funds Checklist
As the hours are counting down for 2017 I want you to make a commitment no matter what to shoot your film in 2018! As a loyal members I wanted to share my Development Fund Checklist! The journey from script to distribution is not for the faint of heart. You have to let your passions overpower your fears, […]
Vision Boards for Filmmakers
Film Funding is an intense journey and the development stage is probably the most important phase of your independent film. It is the fuel that gives your film energy, focus, and validation. By signing up to our newsletter you can get a free PDF copy of our Development Fund Checklist. Film Funding is strategic and you need […]
Why isn’t anybody reading my screenplay?
After the script is done you quickly want to convey your script visually. Before the pitch deck, look book, concept art, or storyboards you can start of with a vision board. Regardless if you are the producer, director, or screenwriter its great to have a visual reference you can share with colleagues and use as […]
Top 5 items to have in your Film Funding Package
Why isn’t anybody reading my screenplay? What can be more depressing than having your screenplay gather dust. You have sent it to friends, family, colleagues, and film industry professionals. Nada… Silence is worst than having a bad script coverage report. You begin to doubt the efforts you put into your screenplay. What if the presentation […]
Why Film Markets & Film Festivals are more important than you think.
What are the 5 essential items you must have in your film funding package? Presentation is everything when pitching to investors. Whether it’s getting development funds, investments, or pitching to a studio! You have to have material that you can create in stages to start raising funds. Pre-Development, Development, and then Production funds. Here is […]
What films would you invest in?
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 […]
How do you keep momentum when you are still raising funding on your film?
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 […]
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 […]
The Cleaner and The Deadman International Crime Thriller
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 […]
Two weeks ago I was hired to do a film funding package for an action packed international crime thriller entitled The Cleaner and The Deadman. The film is being directed by VFX guru Jess Bryden and was filmed in Hawaii. https://www.facebook.com/thecleanerandthedeadmanfilm/ Logline: While on a global hunt for a genius drug scientist, two hit men […]