Funny Is Money

Any film that’s made you laugh could easily have been a drama. Tootsie? Oh the yearning of breaking free from this prison Michael Dorsey has shackled himself in! Facing an impossible dilemma, Dorothy Michaels asks for her character to be written off, yet the executives won’t do it, so she kills herself on live television. The […]

5 Reasons Your Philosophy Degree Makes You a Better Filmmaker

What do Wes Craven, Wes Anderson, Ethan Coen, Terrence Malick, Matt Groening, Deepa Mehta, Errol Morris, and Mark Boal all have in common? They all have studied and have degrees in philosophy. “Wait, what? Philosophy? Isn’t that the degree you get when you want to work at Starbucks?” Haha, yeah, I know. It’s a cute […]

Cinema 2.0: Top Cine Jewels for 2016

  These are some of the jewels out there that can help you make your own Cinema 2.0 a reality. From script to release, these sites offer a dazzling array of paid and free support for the microcinema artist. Writing Free basic screenwriting software plus an added subscription base that allows filmmakers to create […]

Cinema 2.0: Get The F**K Out Of Bed!

I have a friend, a rock n’ roll rebel/ educator Martin Atkins who tours the world talking about his time with NIN, Ministry, Pigface and a bunch of other bands while preaching the DIY gospel to musicians and artists everywhere. His message? “Get The F**K Out Of Bed” if you want to succeed in the […]

When Actors Play Themselves (Or Not)

We all know the feeling of being completely absorbed in a movie (hopefully). Any respectable film nerd craves that feeling when heading into the cinema. Whether you only watch romantic comedies, family dramas, or guzzle anything you can get your hands on, that feeling is what we intimately hope for. We could spend some time […]

Our 15 Favourite Posts In 2015

2015 has been an insane year. In the film world, we had some of the most successful films ever made (and counting), and incredible gems made their way into the cinemas, some of which by way of the 23rd Raindance Film Festival. We also had some great articles on our blog this year about film […]

Cinema 2.0: 10 Next Gen Resolutions

  It’s holiday time as we gear up for Xmas, Kwanzaa, and beyond and it’s time to reflect as we get ready for the Next Year. Now, more than ever, DIY cinema evangelists need to get their house in order and plan for their 2016 content launch or Next Gen project. Here’s a list of […]

Cinema 2.0: Top 10 Cine Tips & Book Launch

In keeping with the recent EBook launch of The Cinema 2.0 Manifesto, I’ve put together a Top 10 Cine Tip List so you can start creating your own content today. Think of these as an introduction to the DIY Manifesto content and the goal of controlling your own production, exhibition and distribution of your next […]

Cinema 2.0: Are You A Glory Hog? Take Our 5 Point Test

Here are my Top 5 tests for determining if you are sharing and caring for your content – or if you are just being a hog about yourself and your cause. Yes, it is essential for you to develop a cohesive branded message across a variety of social media outlets to establish your message and […]

10 Big Benefits Of Crowdfunding

At The Crowdfunding Formula, it’s our job to talk about the benefits of crowdfunding. If you dig in our site a lot, you will know by now it’s not all about the money. Yes, the money might be the driving factor behind your campaign, but you stand to gain a whole lot more from crowdfunding. […]

8 Casting Tips For First Timers

I asked a director once how the hell I go about becoming a director. He told me what I have henceforth been told a million times, ‘just fucking do it’. There was another comment he gave me that most look over: if you’ve casted properly, most of your job is done. Well, I’m not about […]

Top 10 Cinema 2.0 Take Aways

Cinema 2.0 is all about making your own cinema on your own terms for your own audience.  You have to take the first steps and start shooting and sharing – today. If I had to distil this manifesto down to simple statements – these would be it: #SHOOT #SHARE #REPEAT #DOMOREWITHLESS Everything else comes in […]