accessing film funders

How To Get Access To Your Film’s Equity Funders

  What do you do when you have no access to funders to finance your £750K+ indie film projects? Let’s begin by examining why you don’t have access to any film funders, equity or non-equity in the first place. Unless you’re a very new feature filmmaker, I can’t think of a reason why you don’t […]
moving to Hollywood

What To Do Before Moving To Hollywood or London or Mumbai

  What do you do when you don’t live in L.A, London, Mumbai, Dubai or Hong Kong or anyone of the other established filmmaking centres? This is a question that’s often on the mind of a lot of young and even older filmmakers. Some of the common questions I’ve often received on this subject are: […]
Indie Film Development Financing Hell

Get Unstuck From Indie Film Development Financing Hell

  Film development financing is often confusing to a lot of filmmakers as evidenced from the many requests I received this year. So many independent filmmakers and producers have asked me to help finance and package their projects. I usually ask them upfront if they have some pre-development funds in place to actually fully develop […]
get confident in indie film business part 2

Get Confident In The Business Side Of Indie Films – Part 2

  A while back, I wrote Part 1 of getting confident in the business side of Indie films, using a hypothertical case-study of ‘Bob the filmmaker’. You can read Part 1 here. Using the same Q&A format like in Part 1, I would like to address a few more pressing questions that Bob has that is […]
5 more movie website must-haves

5 More Movie Website Must-Haves For Films in Development

  This article is a follow up to a previous article where I talked about 5 movie website must-haves for indie film in development. You can read the full article here. Continuing from that article, I wanted to share 5 more film website must-haves that I believe a lot of indie film websites aren’t set […]
Indie Film Business Cash Flow

Why Cash Flow Is King Kong In The Indie Film Business

  Cash flow is a very important subject for the independent film business owner. Being cash-poor or loosing control of cash flow is bad news for indie filmmakers and producers. Over optimism over cash flow and revenue is the number #1 source of failure of many indie film businesses in the long run. Cash flow […]
Reinforcing Failure In The Indie Film Business

Reinforcing Failure In The Indie Film Business

  Assumptions are very prevalent in the indie film business community. It’s assumptions that plague the 80%-90% that don’t have a successful track record in the indie movie business. Not only are assumptions usually costly but they make you act big while reinforcing failure. We know that success has a thousand fathers while failure is […]
Indie Film Business Opportunities In India

Indie Film Business Opportunities in India

  The Indian film industry and especially the Indian indie film scene, if you can can handle it’s uncomfortable, difficult, developing world environment, is a land of huge opportunity for the smart, agile, hard working Western indie filmmaker and producer. Because you were born and/or raised in the West and using your superior filmmaking skills […]
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