The Reel Challenge 2017

‘Stand out from the crowd’ and win TWO free places on the ultimate filmmaking adventure from London to Budapest Enter your own micro-short into our Instagram competition for the chance to win a place for you and a friend on The Reel Challenge 2017 plus £350 spending money! What is The Reel Challenge? The Reel […]

Why are there so many unwatchable “documentaries” out there?

Ok so that’s it – as the Peter Finch character in “Network” says: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” – I’ve just wasted another 90 minutes of my life watching a supposed “documentary” that is dull, boring, worthy and unwatchable – I will not mention names to protect the […]

Make Movies With This Easter Filmmaker’s Toolkit

Put down the chocolate! Make movies! Why dither and make reasons to delay your movie? Move up from amateur to professional. Stop making excuses why you can’t make a film. Stop blagging the blag. Get off your couch and start doing something meaningful! You don’t need no film school! 1. Your filmmaking plan and make […]

7 People Successful Filmmakers Must Have In Their Networks

We all love success stories like Orin Pelli (Paranormal Activity) Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project) and Damian Chazelle (Lala Land). Thier success stories make great motivational reading. But if you met any one of these filmmakers they’d be the first to tell you that their success has a lot to do with the people they surrounded themselves with.

5 Great Tips from Director Michael Greenspan

It took me eight years after graduating film school to finally direct my first feature film and I often wonder why? I read every book on the subject, attended Vogler and McKee’s seminars, studied the greats like Hitchcock, Fellini and Kurosawa, analyzed Citizen Kane, Rumble Fish and Bonnie and Clyde, earned my BFA and MFA, […]

6 Reasons To Attend Independent Filmmakers’ Ball

Filmmaking can sometimes lead to the depths of isolation. Every waking moment is spent chained to a never-ending film project. The inability to edit one’s own life is undeniably frustrating. Unshakeable focus and unwavering passion can generate feelings of captivity. This solitary darkness can be soothing to the artistic soul, sure. You know what else […]

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits

This week, BAFTA has launched its annual Breakthrough Brits campaign in partnership with Burberry. The initiative identifies the next generation of British talent in film, TV and games, providing them with 12 months’ access to one-to-one mentoring, guidance sessions and networking opportunities to help them into the next stage in their careers. Since the launch […]