Content is King, but Distribution is Queen. You’ve been hearing it everywhere lately and that’s because we have entered this new era where numerous marketing tools are free, and producing content has never been easier, but the noise level is getting thicker every day and breaking through it takes a whole new set of skills. Content is […]
The digital revolution has put a spin on about everything regarding filmmaking, from the actual shooting to the film distribution. Understanding what is available for indie filmmakers, and how we can make the best use of it is an on-going and evolving conversation. Nobody knows what will happen in a few years from now -especially with threats […]
9 Practical Tips Filmmaker Heidi Saman Learned During Her Successful Campaign to Fund Her First Feature Film
I know, I know, we are all tired of reading posts about crowdfunding. But before you change tab, let me tell you in two words why you should read this guest post by Heidi Saman: practical tips. I have probably read close to a hundred articles about crowdfunding by now, and this one might be one of my favorites. […]
You’ve just spent the most intense month of your life sending hundreds of online updates via all the Social Media platforms available on Earth, asking your friends and the friends of your friends, and the guy on the line at CVS to spend their money and use their contacts to help you reach your goal and […]
Few days ago I finally had the chance to watch Side by Side, a documentary of its time where Keanu Reeves interviewed directors, cinematographers, editors, colorists, actors, executives etc. to better understand why film, why digital, and why film vs. digital. Although there is a real risk that this documentary might look outdated in a very […]
For this second and final part about Low to No Budget Filmmaking, Miles Maker, No-Budget Film School, Sean Baker and more participants gave great insights about: how to produce a low to no budget film how to hire a crew how to handle casting and building a team motivated enough to work for free and […]
‘We are shooting a no-budget feature film.‘ We hear this sentence all the time, we say it ourselves, but what does it really mean? What is a no-budget film? Can you really say you made a movie for $0? What about food? post-production? parking? What about permits, insurance and SAG? What about the chain of title and […]
12 Monkeys is one of my favorite sci-fi movie and yet, it took me a long time to watch The Hamster Factor after @LaFamiliaFilm pointed out its existence. The Hamster Factor is both a full-length documentary and 12 Monkeys’ official behind-the-scene, ordered by Terry Gilliam himself to protect his back, in case his Hollywood experience would […]
This is a guest post by director Lena Khan, who has been actively running a campaign for her next feature film, The Tiger Hunter. Just like me with mentorless, Lena has been sharing with her peers what she’s been learning and today she gives out some insights about something I have never tackled here before: financing […]
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