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7 Reasons To Attend Raindance Film Festival

Independent film is exploding!  For 22 Years Raindance has been bringing the brightest and best independent film to the core of London’s West End. If you are serious about filmmaking or serious about independent film you won’t be missing this year’s festival celebrating the best in independent film from around the world. 7 Reasons To […]

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Development Finance For Films

You have scoured underground theatre and have a list of actors so sizzling hot you can hardly wait to launch their careers in the movies. At film festivals you have seen scores of shorts and debut features from which you have short-listed several directors you would like to work with. All of this has been […]

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7 Things I Learned Making a Film for $7000

When it comes to the really crazy ideas, like making a feature film with zero prior experience and for less than the price of a semester of film school, sometimes all it takes is one other person to say, screw it, why not? That’s how, a few months of begging, borrowing and dealing later, first-time […]

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10 Reasons Why Raindance FAST TRACK Made Me A Real Filmmaker

“Raindance Makes Filmmakers” read the banner hoisted at the Raindance party at SET OnKing across from the Bell Lightbox during TIFF 2014.   It’s more than a slogan. It’s true.   In the twelve months since I met the Raindance organization, I’ve gone from wanting to work in the film business to being an active […]

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How Film Festivals Struggle To Stay Relevant

Why is it that cinemas, theatres, art galleries, music venues and dance companies are closing in droves? Arts organisations face an uphill battle for economic survival. As our governments in Europe and America slash arts funding, ballet companies, theatres, art galleries, opera companies and film festivals need to think very differently about the economic realities […]

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Why Every Film Maker Needs A Thelma

John Owen is the first British director to make a Bollywood movie and Elliot Grove had no hesitation in inviting him to screen The Goa Run (aka Peter Gaya Kaam Se) at Raindance 2014.  But that was only going to happen if John was to win a long running `David and Goliath’ battle with producers […]

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Faking an Accent

  It’s an acting rite of passage. Some actors turn up to an audition having never tried the accent they are about to do. Sometimes it’s excruciating for them. Sometimes it’s excruciating for us. ‘Why did they hire (x) when they could have cast someone great with a natural local accent?’ Because it’s fun. The […]

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28 Brilliant Films You Can Watch in the Time It Takes to Eat Lunch

Journalist and author Noah Gittell over at one of my favourite websites, mic.com wrote a very successful and amusing piece on the 14 Brilliant Films You can Watch In The Time It Takes To Eat Lunch. You should go over there and read Noah’s piece and watch the movies he recommends. It’s almost an entire […]

16 short films that launched careers

16 Short Films That Launched the Careers of Famous Directors

Mic.com is one of my favourite websites – I check it nearly every day for interesting thought pieces on the arts. They have posted and article: 16 Short Films That Launched the Careers of Famous Directors that really caught my eye. It’s almost a mini film school. Why? I really believe that short films are […]

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5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Robin Williams

Comedy über alles. It’s kind of ironic that the first and the only trending topic worldwide on Twitter related with Robin Williams is his death. Right now every possible newspaper or website is racing in with articles about Williams and his work in comedy or film. What I want to do, on the other hand, […]

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Guest Post: 5 Tips For Crowdfunding Trailers That Work

Crowdfunding campaigns are becoming increasingly relevant in the current filmmaking market. Quite a few independent directors and producers that would have previously attempted to court production companies are now turning to their own potential audience to collect the money they need. Along with incentives such as gifts and the chance to visit the film set, […]

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