What do I mean by VALIDATING a £100K+ film project?

What do I mean by VALIDATING a £100K+ film project?

    I ensure that the Executive Producer I take on or the coaching students I teach have had their  £100K+ indie film projects VALIDATED by atleast 500 of it’s target audiences – even before the project has been properly packaged and the development phase has begun! This helps me and the film’s team & any potential financial Read more about What do I mean by VALIDATING a £100K+ film project?[…]
What’s a Decent Response Rate When Initiating Cold Contact With Film Investors?

What’s a Decent Response Rate When Initiating Cold Contact With Film Investors?

Giving exact numbers is difficult because a “decent” response rate depends on many factors, including: 1) How risky your £100K+ film project is 2) The projected ROI 3) Your film’s anticipated budget 4) Who is in your film & background of everyone on the film’s team 5) Your track record- both financial & reputation 6) How good Read more about What’s a Decent Response Rate When Initiating Cold Contact With Film Investors?[…]
Why Your £100K+ Indie Film Project Is A Tough Sell

Why Your £100K+ Indie Film Project Is A Tough Sell

  Reputable indie film investors & financiers see and hear from 100’s of filmmakers & producers every week, desperate to get their films financed by them. Yours isn’t the only project of it’s kind in the world in front of them. That is type of unkind environment you are looking to sell to…And the odds are stacked Read more about Why Your £100K+ Indie Film Project Is A Tough Sell[…]
Get Confident in the Business Side of Films – Part 1

Get Confident in the Business Side of Films – Part 1

  This is going to be a series of posts that goes in-depth into the business side of films or the financial/money aspects of the film business. A lack of this in-depth knowledge & clear understanding of business/investing principles is what I have seen over and over again as the most common pitfall among filmmakers Read more about Get Confident in the Business Side of Films – Part 1[…]
Film Crowdfunding Campaign Pre-Launch Strategy & Checklist

Film Crowdfunding Campaign Pre-Launch Strategy & Checklist

  Crowdfunding is a major financing component for Indie films today. Typically, crowdfunding campaigns are rolled-out either before the start of filming or during the last leg of shooting when most filmmakers run out of money to finish the shoot and/or to market the film. Either way, there is a lot of other film production Read more about Film Crowdfunding Campaign Pre-Launch Strategy & Checklist[…]
How to Be Good At Indie Film Self-Promotion Online

How to Be Good At Indie Film Self-Promotion Online

  Self-promotion is critical to getting yourself and your work out there – be it as a filmmaker, producer, writer or actor. There is always the other costlier option-hiring a professional marketing and PR services firm. However most indie film colleagues don’t want to spend lots of money on promotion and marketing and for that Read more about How to Be Good At Indie Film Self-Promotion Online[…]
Why ‘Nexting’ Matters When Making Your Film Fortune

Why ‘Nexting’ Matters When Making Your Film Fortune

  Most indie filmmakers and actors would like to work full-time in films. To do this, you have got to constantly find work. However what often happens is that people make that one movie, do that one major starring role and then spend the next 12 months or more just promoting or piggy backing off that Read more about Why ‘Nexting’ Matters When Making Your Film Fortune[…]
Choosing the right indie film investor types

Choosing the right indie film investor types

  Every filmmaker dreams of meeting and befriending their ideal benefactor – the ‘perfect’ film investor. This film investor is supposed to be their long term partner who bank rolls their every film and even provides extra funds when they go overboard. However, this is very much the ideal scenario – there are no ideal Read more about Choosing the right indie film investor types[…]
Film networking Dos and Don’ts – Part 2

Film networking Dos and Don’ts – Part 2

  If you haven’t read part 1 in this series of film networking articles, you can do so here. In this article, we will carry on the discussion about what I‘ve seen happen and also have done a lot myself when attending a film networking event. (Note: I am not talking about elevator pitches here. That’s Read more about Film networking Dos and Don’ts – Part 2[…]
5 things you can do in 5 minutes to get noticed by film fans

5 things you can do in 5 minutes to get noticed by film fans

  There is no doubt about it, when it comes to getting noticed as a filmmaker, your film fans matter…the most! But it’s very easy to take them for granted because you don’t know them all personally or you haven’t interacted with them one on one. Trust me, when I say that’s a dangerous strategy Read more about 5 things you can do in 5 minutes to get noticed by film fans[…]
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