Proof of Concept Test
Producing at Midnight
So what’s the most inexpensive way to do a proof of concept test? Still photography! Doing a proof of concept photo shot is one of the most affordable ways to test your film before investing thousands of dollars into a video proof of concept. It requires a minimum crew, your cast, and an enticing vision. […]
Validate Your Film!
Who else is producing at midnight? It’s getting close to midnight and you have a million things to do. Time is the real illusion for most film producers. Not enough hours in the day. You spend 80% of your time getting a film off the ground and only 20% on set. That’s the way it […]
Producing in the 21st Century
At some point you have to validate your film! You have to test your screenplay, business plan, and your vision. You will be embarking on a 2-5 year journey from script to distribution without question. Minimum! Before you mortgage your home (yes I’ve seen this happen before), get into a divorce, or put yourself and your […]
Is Self Distribution a Myth or the Future?
Producing in the 21st century is a bit of an anomaly. What I have fought for in the last 20 years no longer seems relevant. Shooting on 35mm, getting a theatrical release, and being accepted to some prestigious film festivals. You spend a whole career wondering if you are ever going to make a mark […]
How do you make money on your indie film before it’s even shot?
Is self distribution a myth or the future? A few days ago I bought an online filmmaker course by Filmmaker MBA, the course focuses on self distribution. If you haven’t heard of these two filmmakers Keith Ochwat and Christopher Rufo, pay close attention. These two filmmakers made over $1,500,000.00 in a span of two years on their senior […]
What are the 4 Film Investor Personality Types?
How do you make money on your indie film before it’s even shot? I about to experiment with a concept I call micro promotion. Currently, I am developing an indie sketch comedy webseries for a niche demographic. Before I put all my eggs in one basket I want to test the market and see how my […]
Pitching a film investor!
What are the 4 Film Investor Personality Types? Your investors like the characters in your film have archetypes. Like a character in a film they tend to have a dominating traits about their persona. I can across this ingenious acronym from Tai Lopez, called P.A.S.E., which stands for Practical – Logisics Action – Physical Social – […]
What genre film are you producing?
Pitching a film investor is an art form. It’s something you cultivate with months or years of practice. It’s the equivalent of being in the zone. It’s an invitation into the world of your film and it has to be captivating. How do you condense your life’s work into 20 compelling minutes? How do you capture someones […]
What genre film are you producing? Genre gives a great indication on what your film funding strategy should be. Each genre tends to gravitate towards one main funding option. No matter what kind of film you are producing you have to diversify your funding efforts and genre gives you a clear picture on where you should put […]
Equity Crowdfunding is revolutionizing how film producers can fund their slate of films. Its a serious option to consider. In a nut shell, equity crowdfunding is a process where people buy shares in an unlisted company that is not in the stock market. What made this possible was the JOBS Act, which that congress and […]