If you're looking for tactics on how to make your own film, you're in luck. I have been helping filmmakers make, market and sell movies for close to a decade - And in all that time, I found there is a serious distinction between filmmakers to who take action and filmmakers who do not. If you want some tactics on how to make your own film, aside from the technical stuff, the … [Read more...]
Film financing and financing movies for independent filmmakers is one of the most challenging aspects of the movie making process. You can have the greatest screenplay, the most talented cast and stellar movie locations – but without movie money, you are just another would-be filmmaker with a dream and a passion. The film finance articles at Filmmaking Stuff provide tips on how to view independent filmmaking as a business.
Do you know the most popular question filmmakers ask me? I’ll give you a hint. It has to do with video on demand. Ready. . . Without too much variation, the most popular question is: “Can you provide some VOD sales projections?” I understand the motive behind this question. Believe me, I do. You’re a filmmaker. You either made an awesome movie and you’re … [Read more...]
If you want to know how to make it Hollywood, you're obviously not alone. It is easy to dream about becoming the next Hollywood hotshot. You get to town and everybody around you is doing amazing things. Typical conversations revolve around careers in entertainment: "What do you do?" "I'm a director." When I first moved to Los Angeles, I met these people a lot. We went … [Read more...]
A lot of filmmakers are looking for movie investors. Many of these filmmakers are looking for movie investors in the wrong place. Living here in Hollywood, I can tell you that most hopefuls hold the misguided belief that there is some secret list of movie investors who can't wait to hand over hard earned cash to filmmakers. And the truth is, these places exist. And they … [Read more...]
The Garden is a short sci-fi film we set out to shoot independently in New York City in the beginning of March 2015. The film, originally written for the Directing Workshop for Women at the AFI, tells a story about a rebellious ballerina Luc stuck in the Garden—a post-apocalyptic transitional camp where humans get converted into Artificial Intelligence constructs in order to … [Read more...]