Should filmmakers move to Hollywood? That's the question I asked myself as I packed everything I could into my car. I had spent the previous year grinding towards filmmaking success in New York City, while sleeping on an inflatable air mattress. And after burning through my bank account, I was looking for a change. Hollywood seemed like a much more exciting … [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.
If you're looking for independent film financing, take a number. Every filmmaker on earth wants an easy solution for finding the money. It's a BIG challenge. (But you already know this!) In the years since I started, social media and various crowdfunding platforms like Seed&Spark, Indiegogo and Kickstarter have emerged with the goal of accelerating the independent … [Read more...]
For many filmmakers, running a crowdfunding campaign has become an essential phase of the film financing process. A few days ago, Filmmaker Rory Delaney reached out about his second feature documentary, Kentucky Rivalry: Red V. Blue. Jason Brubaker Tell us about your latest project and yourself. Rory Delaney Kentucky Rivalry: Red V. Blue is my second feature … [Read more...]
As a filmmaker, independent film financing is a major mystery. When I was starting out, I met with quite a few producers who refused to share their money secrets with me… I don’t know why they were so secretive. But it really annoyed me. Then there were other “experts” who talked about asking my dentist for money. Ugh. Even though many filmmakers think getting money is … [Read more...]
Quiet please…we have speed…ACTION! A new website is being launched today that will help take filmmaking out of Hollywood, and put it into the hands of everyday, creative people so that they can combine their life’s ambition of being a filmmaker with owning their own business. makeyourmovienow.com is the brain child of Jason Brubaker, a Los Angeles-based independent … [Read more...]