Film Development

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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Posted in Film Development, Film Projects, Filmmaking Tips, Of Dust and Bones, on 13 July 2015, by , 0 Comments

 

We are exactly two weeks away from shooting my new film, OF DUST AND BONES, and the last week or so, my life has been devoted mostly to one thing: working on the shot list with the Director of Photography, TJ Hellmuth.

For me, this is one of the most pleasurable parts of preproduction. It’s when I‘m forced to tune into the movie that pre-exists in my head in a whole new way.

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