My Second Short Film

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Ok. About 12 years ago, I produced and directed my second short film. And earlier tonight, after drinking some wine, I came up with the brilliant idea to post it here. So here you go. Remember, I did this 12 years ago. So despite the fact that I'm cringing - I post it as inspiration... If someone who makes movies like this can go on to produce features - then there is hope … [Read more...]

Feature Filmmaking Advice

Prior to getting my own features off the ground, I worked for an indie producer in New York City. I took the gig because I wanted to uncover the "secrets" to making movies. And after a few months, I ended up working in development - which pretty much meant it was my job to read screenplays and write reports about the material, called coverage. When I wasn't reading, most of … [Read more...]

Writer Director John Chu talks filmmaking

As a filmmaker, getting your movies produced sometimes seems impossible. And if you haven't yet made your first feature, it is often very easy to get caught up in all the reasons why it can't be done. My screenwriter friend Jurgen Wolff forwarded this great filmmaking video with John M Chu. In it, he shares some of the innovative approaches he took to filmmaking, including … [Read more...]

Sell Your Movie For Maximum Profit

If you're already a seasoned feature filmmaker, take a moment and think back: Do you remember when the idea of making movies seemed like a far away dream? Do you remember when you first got the idea for your movie? Do you remember Your first day of production? Do you remember your first screening and how well everyone loved your work? That happened to me with my first … [Read more...]

Filmmaker David Allen Talks Modern Moviemaking and VOD Distribution

The Gates of Hell Movie Cast & Crew

As we get closer to an independent filmmaking business driven by video on demand distribution, I am on the hunt for various case studies that can help filmmakers navigate the changing world. I caught wind of an indie production company based in Australia called Rapidfire Productions. This is a production company that operates as a self sustaining modern moviemaking business. … [Read more...]