Fast Track for Writers, Producers & Directors

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Raindance members get 20% off this course.
12 Monday evenings from 19th February 2018
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE

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Combine the best of Raindance training with mentorship and tutorials on the Raindance Fast Track. We will provide one-on ones with some of the brightest and best filmmakers working today so you can  get your script written, plan your movie, and source funding.

If you are stuck with an existing project or want to develop an idea the course will give you direction and  invaluable feedback from fellow students.  Just make sure you commit to the time or you will kick yourself. My short was an idea;  after the course and hard hitting feedback I am now filming it and I only wanted to write a good script!  Fast track = confidence to go and do.
Claire Stevens, Writer/Director, Fast Track Jan 2014

Here’s how it works:

1. All Participants receive:

  • Access to our weekly filmmaking and screenwriting group (12 sessions) – an initiative designed to get facilitated and peer feedback on your project.
  • Up to twenty-one 1-on-1 tutorials with a filmmaking professional, who will act as your personal mentor.
  • 1 year Raindance Premium Membership including Boozin’ N’ Schmoozin’ open networking events.
  • Plus a selection of our open classes.

2. Decide what you want to do

Our Fast Track programme is yours to shape.
Are you a writer? A producer? A film director?

At the fast track you could:

  • Write a feature film screenplay
  • Produce a short film
  • Write a Teleplay
  • Create and launch a Web Series
  • Make a Documentary

Make a plan of attack:

You decide with your industry tutor what producing/writing/directing project you would like to undertake. The tutor will advise and assist you in developing a strategy to enable you to realise your dream.

I just wanted to say thanks so much for all of your support you have offered me this year. Talking to you and getting involved in Raindance gave me the big creative push I needed to get cracking on my directing career.
The shoot went very well and the first edit looks really good so I am thrilled. Still a bit of work to do, but I am now in the process of getting the next script together and working with Mark to flesh this one out a bit more.
I wish you all the very best for the new year and look forward to learning and making more films in 2015.
Thanks again,
Hilary Manning

3. Choose your courses

Raindance offers a wide range of evening and weekend courses designed to get the best information to you in the shortest space of time. Courses are assigned points based on their length. Fast Track students get a total of 200 points to allocate to the courses you think are most appropriate to what you want to achieve with your project.

*These courses can be taken over a six month period enabling you to focus on the Fast Track work during the first 3 months

Browse and select your courses here
Additional Raindance courses outside of Fast Track are available at 30% discount to Fast Track Alumni and to Postgraduate Alumni and students.

4. Be Speedy.

We only have 8 places available for this competitive programme. If this sounds like the opportunity for you then don’t delay your application.

*** Register Here

Email: courses@raindance.co.uk fior a free personal information session

5. Getting your film out there

At Raindance, we aim to provide as many networking events as we can. We try to remain in contact with those who have passed through our doors. With a finished script or project the next step is to develop a cohesive marketing strategy.

The Raindance Team is always available at your disposal:

  • Telephone hotline
  • Email support
  • Pitching workshops
  • One sheet and other marketing materials
  • Consideration for Raindance Raw Talent

Want more in depth training?

Should you wish to formalise your experience, the work you complete can qualify as coursework for the comprehensive Raindance Postgraduate Film Degree. Your course fees will be credited on enrollment to the Postgraduate Film Degree.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who will structure your written work. You will also be invited to work in small collaborative groups.

Current postgraduate students producing projects include:

  • A documentary on cage fighters
  • A low-budget arthouse thriller
  • A horror script
  • A web series
  • A short film
  • Analysis of crowdfung for filmmakers
  • Your project here ________________ .

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Fast Track for Writers, Producers & Directors

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Louise Mendonca

    A huge thank you to the whole team for having the Fasttrack class on your ever-growing list of hugely helpful courses on the Raindance slate.

    It far surpassed my expectations (which were high!) with the combination of brilliant courses to enrol on including the ability to join live remotely via the internet (important for those of us who don’t live in London!), the 12-week screenwriting/project discussion group and the fantastic mentoring scheme, too.

    The whole package gave such a comprehensive understanding and training of filmmaking in a side of the industry which isn’t often very transparent in terms of working practices and how to (and how not to) get things done.

    A great opportunity, too, to meet like-minded people – some of whom I have worked with since. Well worth the investment – thank you once again!

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