A film director is much more than just a person in charge with a vision. In fact, it is one of the most complex professions that requires knowledge and experience in a number of industries and crafts, such as filmmaking, cinematography, acting, screenwriting, advertising, marketing, psychology, philosophy, and more. It is a very multifaceted job […]
My producing partner Mike Knowlan and I recently finished a short film called KNOCK KNOCK. It is a suspense/thriller about a woman who, after attending an out of town Christmas party, travels down a lonely highway road… One known for mysterious disappearances. We shot the film in one day (mostly in a friend’s garage), with […]
Over the last 26 years, I have been asked countless times “How do I get started working in film and TV?” The answer is simple. First contact your state or city film commission. Every state has a film and TV office. Next, you must change what you currently believe is necessary to work in this […]
My first short indie film was a two-day shoot with a crew of maybe four. We had a budget of under a thousand dollars, which also needed to cover post and festival submissions. Our cast worked for credit and supplied their own costumes. And because we didn’t hire a professional sound crew, some of the […]
In this guest filmmaking article, documentary filmmaker Faith Fuller shares tips on how to avoid the top five mistakes made in documentary funding. Read this article and fund your documentary.
Thinking about making your first film? Producer Matthew Saxon candidly shares “How my movie fell apart in seven days (and what I did next)