Planning a Kickstarter starts with a compelling idea for your film. For many filmmakers, our hometowns and their particular micro-cultures and institutions inspire many of the stories we’d like to tell. In our minds, we all want to be Mark Twain, sharing tales of our childhood on the banks of the mighty Mississippi. For me, […]
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…
You have probably watched crowdfunding videos where filmmakers talk about the film they are going to make without showing what they are capable of. Talking about a film is one thing, but creating and finishing it is another. If you’re a first time director, how do you create trust and communicate your vision clearly with […]
In this filmmaking article, filmmaker Kevin O’Brien shares his tactics on how to shoot a pitch trailer so you can raise money for your movie.
Picture this! As a filmmaker, you just finished a successful crowdfunding campaign. You not only hit your goal, but exceeded your own expectations. While this is truly a time to celebrate, there is still one nagging thought is in the back of your mind. How will you send digital downloads of your movie to all […]
Writer Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho) has teamed up with writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver), and producer Braxton Pope to create the new feature titled The Canyons. But unlike most movies produced in Hollywood, what makes this project different than most projects is…