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...]

Meet Prospective Film Investors

One of the toughest parts of getting business minded prospective investors to take you seriously is distribution. Like it or not, your film distribution strategy has a ripple effect on all other aspects of your movie production, including film finance. If you can not create a marketing, sales and distribution plan for your movie (that you control), your project becomes very … [Read more...]

Filmmakers Need To Get Debt Free

Learning how to manage money is one of the most important traits of an independent filmmaker. Because many filmmakers are focused on a big Hollywood payday, they have decided to live paycheck to paycheck, shackled by high debt. If you’re that person right now, you’re not alone. It wasn’t too long ago that I lived with no savings and thousands of dollars in debt. I had no … [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...]