Have you ever known a filmmaker who sent their demo reel into the Hollywood abyss? Maybe they sent it to an agency or a production company in hopes someone would discover their talent and hire them. Similarly, many screenwriters and aspiring actors have been known to employ this strategy too.
Coming up with an accurate film budget can be a sobering experience. You either find out that you need to raise more money or cut your budget entirely. And if you’re anything like most independent filmmakers, both options suck. But don’t worry. This article offers three ways to cut your movie budget (and increase production value).
For those of you planning to crank out some movies, I recommend you start small. Find a few collaborators and assign jobs based on interest. Then grab a camera and complete some micro projects such as music videos, short films and funny sketches for YouTube.
Film festivals offer a great way to show your movie on the big screen to a live audience. For most filmmakers, the experience is exciting and nerve-racking. And in addition to presenting your film, festivals also offer a great place to meet other filmmakers and indie film enthusiasts. To get your film into festivals, you […]
When trying to promote a movie that folks have otherwise not heard of, all ink is potentially good ink. If you’re producing your movie somewhere locally (AKA not Hollywood), then learning how to get local publicity for your film can help build buzz around your projects.This is because, regardless of publication or geography, most anything written […]
Sooner or later the filmmaking bug hits you. . . It’s like a far off voice or compulsion. But like breathing, for the serious independent filmmaker, the need to make a feature is always present.