Producer and Director Partnership
Who else should you follow in the film industry?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How much money does your film really need?
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 […]
Product Placement Breakdown
How much money does your film really need? Is it more than you think or less? Where are you really spending your money and is it justified? Most filmmakers are not line producers or unit production managers (UPM). To cut cost on hiring an experienced line producer, most first time producers make their own to film […]
I just got hired to do a product placement breakdown on a cool kinetic action film. It is an assessment of every possible item, prop, wardrobe, vehicle, location, set dressing, you can think of in the script so we can approach companies, brands, and entrepreneurs for integrated product placement. With integrated product placement you can […]