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.
The feature iPhone film Tangerine premiered at Sundance and was picked up by Magnolia Pictures. I loved how these filmmakers took it upon themselves to not let budget, camera or anyone else get in the way of telling their story. Why couldn’t I make a 4k feature film on my iPhone? So I set out to […]
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. […]
My name is Chris Foster. When I was 19 years old, I was obsessed with making a feature film. The problem was, I only had two-thousand-dollars. But I didn’t let lack of resources get in my way. I figured out how to keep a safe set, while getting creative. I finished the feature, and I learned […]
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.
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…