Hi! I’m Philip Varghese, the founder of FilmmakerFortune.com and an independent film producer, indie film business financing expert & BAFTA member for 15+ years. I have personally funded more than 10 indie films and over the years, I’ve worked and consulted on film projects with financing budgets ranging from £100K to £10 Million+
I’m from London and have also lived and (net)worked in Dubai, Mumbai, L.A. and Kerala. I have a MSc in Media Management from the University of Stirling and on top of that, for over a decade as full voting member, I have been judging films for the annual BAFTA awards. Few online have the life experiences and the volume of work that I’ve had in the filmmaking trenches.
Why Filmmaker Fortune?
I founded FilmMakerFortune.com as the means to deliver my expertise & experience from the film business – while benefiting 1000’s of filmmakers under the age of 35 & their film projects under £1.5M that are struggling to:
- Find upto £1.5 Million in film financing
- Convince film investors to invest
- Attach named talent
- Get a look in from film sales agents and distributors
- Market and sell your film yourself online and at film markets
- Maxmise film & VOD revenue
Getting an indie film financed, made, sold, delivered and seen by big audiences for a decent ROI is hard work. Others will try to persuade you to think otherwise. Why? Because they’re trying to take your money by offering false hopes. I’m here to tell you the truth: it takes time and requires skills, expertise and a wide network of investor & talent contacts – all of which you can learn to access through FilmMakerFortune.com, the Indie Filmmaker Inner Circle (FMIC) coaching or when you consult with me.
I’m passionate about helping under 35 independent filmmakers & producers – even if it is their first film!
Saying that, I can and do help struggling over 35+ filmmakers and producers, but it will take more time and cost more to improve their track record which is usually several films old, so I’ll consider them based on their application only.
Do I have any special skills that YOU can’t learn? Absolutely not. Adopt my systems and methods and you’ll be able to accomplish as much or more than I have. If you’ve got the purpose and drive, I’ve got the ‘know-how’. I am standing by to help you.