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...]

Refine Your Trailer

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Think back to a time in filmmaking history when your greatest challenge was actually making a movie. At least the idea seemed easier. For those of you new to independent movie making, let's review. In the past, many first time feature filmmakers were driven by something I call "The Sundance Model." This is the idea where filmmakers went out, acquired or wrote 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...]

The Price of Hollywood

Success in movie industry is different for everyone. Some filmmakers want recognition. Others want a pile of money. And other people simply want a nice business card title and a little respect. But regardless of career outcome, you need to determine the price you’re willing to pay to achieve your success. What price are you willing to pay in terms of effort, time, money and … [Read more...]