Posted in Budgets, Film Development, Filmmaking Tips, on 5 February 2016, by , 0 Comments

(And The One Extra Thing That Can Seal The Deal)

No doubt about it, raising finance for your film is one of the most daunting and challenging parts of the filmmaking journey. It’s easy to feel like the only thing that’s between you and filmmaking glory is the cash – if only you could get the damn cash, everything would be awesome.

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Posted in Filmmaking Tips, Of Dust and Bones, Post Production, Uncategorized, on 21 January 2016, by , 0 Comments

So much is written about screenwriting and shooting films, but it seems there’s very little on what it is to finish a film, which is often a long and emotionally challenging process. As I prepare to begin the final sound mix on OF DUST AND BONES next week, I thought I’d share a few thoughts on post-production, particularly to help those who might be approaching it for the first time.

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Posted in Film Development, Filmmaking Tips, Uncategorized, on 9 January 2016, by , 2 Comments

We live in a world of instant gratification. If we want something, we want it now. We don’t want to wait.

We also live in a world where we measure success in dollars and cents and in the numbers of likes or followers on a social media page. External validation is everything.

As filmmakers, what this means is that we often feel an incredible pressure to succeed – both quickly and visibly. Success for our movie means:

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