Secrets of Successful Indie Filmmakers: Don’t Give Up

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One thing that's true for all indie filmmakers is this: Sometimes life sucks. Movie deals fall apart. Investors bail out. People don't come through and they let you down. And sometimes what you thought was a sure-thing becomes a no-thing... While nobody wants to experience pain and heartache, it is equally important to know that these challenges are part of the journey. … [Read more...]

The Secret To Filmmaking Success

If I could go back and talk to myself ten years ago... And if I could only share one filmmaking success tip, what would I say? In two words: Cold Calling. I know this may sound unrelated to filmmaking. But I can tell you that success is not created in a vacuum. It is created with the help and support of other people, including mentors and customers. And while it is true … [Read more...]

Writing a screenplay-hold that template!

Today's Filmmaking Stuff guest article comes from veteran screenwriter Jurgen Wolff. I find Jurgen's approach to movie script writing to be very useful. In the following article, he expresses his thoughts on The Hero's Journey and other screenwriting templates. Writing a screenplay-hold that template! I had an email from someone asking whether I’m really against the use of … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Training From a Mentor

Mentors are role models who take a vested interest in your success. Sometimes, you meet your mentor when least expected, and they will help guide your filmmaking career. A mentor will provide insight and will often direct you toward a successful outcome. This doesn’t necessary mean your mentor will enter into a business relationship with you, but he or she may offer … [Read more...]