Question: Should Filmmakers Move To Hollywood?

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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...]

Make A Horror Movie

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As a filmmaker, you need to start somewhere. I suggest you take action and make a horror movie. Our first feature was a silly zombie movie. The production value was horrific. But the movie got a write up in Premiere Magazine, Fangoria and about one hundred horror related websites. As a result of this buzz, our crappy horror movie gained a cult following and sold very … [Read more...]

How To Make A Living Filmmaking

Recently a question posed by filmmaker Ben Rock over at Neptune Salad gave me a good reason to think about (and share) my filmmaking business philosophy in detail. Here is the question: "Is there a way to make enough money on any kind of self-distribution that a filmmaker can repay investors and eek out a middle-class existence?" I felt like this question required a … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Tools You Can Use Today

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If you're a member of the Filmmaking Stuff newsletter as well as our Facebook group you probably know that we try very hard to answer every moviemaking question you send. Now, granted sometimes we get busy. So, I wanted to provide you with a list of useful, no-fluff filmmaking tools. (Disclosure: Where possible, I included affiliate links. If you don't want to buy anything … [Read more...]