Indie Filmmaking

How To Make Indie Filmmaking Your Small Business

Part of why filmmaking seems challenging and impossible is because many of us start our career with the belief that filmmakers need a gazillion dollars, tons of experience and an address in Hollywood to make a living as a “real” filmmaker. While this was once true, the new model of movie making allows you to create and sell movies from anywhere in the world.

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Modern Moviemaking Manifesto (For Smart Filmmakers)

Without a defined market or an established sales channel, it is difficult to justify financing, which makes it very difficult to pay cast and crew – which, by the way, makes it difficult to produce a movie.

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7 Ways To Build A Strong Filmmaking Crew (So You Can Make Your Film)

Ever notice that the same directors and producers always seem to work with the same filmmaking crew? There’s a reason for it.  They know each other’s strengths and weaknesses. They know how each person performs in their role and most importantly, their personalities don’t clash. We all have our horror stories with that one member on set. … Read More

The Secret Society Of Modern Indie Filmmakers

As a result of lower priced production equipment, coupled with non-discriminatory distribution, YOU can make, market and sell your movie this year and you don’t need to ask permission.

Jon Reiss and Sheri Candler talk Movie Marketing and Distribution

The traditional independent filmmaking business was defined by a filmmaker finding a script, locating investors, raising money, making the movie and then landing an awesome distribution deal – and living happily ever after. Over the last few years, the entire model of indie filmmaking has gone Topsy-Turvy…