Film Development

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 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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Posted in Film Development, Filmmaking Tips, Uncategorized, on 13 September 2015, by , 2 Comments

I’ve recently wrapped production on my third feature, OF DUST AND BONES, and quite honestly, it was one of the most fulfilling creative experiences of my life.  It got me to thinking about the essence of filmmaking, and the crucial elements that will lead to a happy time and a successful films, the most essential advice for anyone starting out.  Here in super-condensed form are five points I think EVERY first time filmmaker should know:

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Posted in Film Development, News, Rebel Heart Film Community, on 5 September 2015, by , 0 Comments

For the first time, we are bringing the Rebel Heart Workshop to the UK.

We are so excited about this, as we passionately believe that what we teach is transferable everywhere.  The Rebel Heart Film method is a self-starting, entrepreneurial based approach to filmmaking.  What we teach is that wherever you are, whoever you are: if you want to make a film, there is nothing to stop you.  We give you all the tools and knowledge you need to make it happen, from developing your script to raising funds, from actually producing it to distributing it.

If you are tired of waiting to be greenlit; tired of being rejected by that the powers that be; if you know you have a story to tell as a film but don’t know how to get started or are afraid that it will get lost in the noise: this is the workshop for you!

Join us and start living the creative life you dream of.

Edinburgh, Sept 26-27 – tickets available here.

Brighton, Oct 10-11 – tickets available here.

 

 

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