10 Tricks And Traps Of Film Producing

Film producing is an occupation fraught with danger, mishaps and misfortune. As Shakespeare said: many a slip twixt cup and lip. Here are the ten areas where new producers trip up. 1. Measure Success by More Than a Theatrical Release The times are a-changin’. The costs and associated risk factor of releasing a film theatrically […]

7 Short Films that were turned into Feature Films

For an inexperienced filmmaker, the making of a first feature film can be quite the bumpy affair, and starting out in the industry is an often difficult and even scary process. In this situation, short films can be very helpful. Generally, they represent the first and sometimes shaky steps a young writer/director takes on the path […]

Make March 2017 Your Month – Go From Film Fan To Filmmaker

Happy March! It’s time to go from film fan to filmmaker. Here at Raindance, we’ve decided that March is going to be a special month. What better month to re-invigorate your dreams than March – which starts 48 hours after the Oscars? Of course, everyone repeats that every day, but we really mean it. Why? […]

Top 5 Animated Web Series

Interested in making a web series? Try animation! Animated web shorts have been growing massively in popularity over the years. Why? An animated web series is a fantastic way to engage an audience on so many levels. They are relatable, funny, colourful, dramatic, and sure to attract a crowd. A huge advantage web shorts have, […]

Chris Milk’s Revolutionary Work On Virtual Reality

Chris Milk is a photographer, director, entrepreneur, founder, and CEO of Within (Virtual Reality). Beginning his career in music videos, commercials and photography shortly gaining recognition. Working with names such as  Kanye West, Johnny Cash, U2 and others. Milk’s work has since expanded beyond tradition. Experimenting with different formats and mediums storytelling leading into virtual […]

The Biggest Box-Office Turkeys of 2016

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Everyone is in a holiday spirit. Halloween is over, Bonfire Night is behind us, and it’s time to eat turkey again because it’s Thanksgiving for our friends in the United States. Granted, they have a lot to be not thankful for, but they -and we, the independent filmmakers […]

Interview with actress/writer/director Francesca Fowler

If you don’t recognise Francesca Fowler by name, you’ll probably recognise her by face, having made fairly regular appearances on British television screens for the past decade, as well as starring alongside the likes of Gillian Anderson and Danny Dyer in various films. But having been passionate about writing since childhood, it was inevitable that […]