Producing indie features has never been easier. Or harder.
In this no nonsense hard headed course you will learn how to put together an indie feature that will get you into the elite club of feature directors and producers.
And who better to explain the hard facts coupled with the tips and tricks only an insider like film director Simon Hunter could know? He has 3 decades of experience. Join Simon as he explains what makes indie films tick. See how he challenges a screenplay, and decides if it is shootable on an indie budget. Learn how to get talent on board. Once your film is completed, Simon will show you the festival and distribution route based on his own films which have played in two dozen countries. Learn the ins-and-outs of distribution and streaming platforms.
You will learn invaluable insight and knowledge that will arm you for the adventure, the stress, and the sheer exhilaration that is making your first indy feature.
What will it Cover?
- Raising money
How much money do I need to make a movie or tv pilot?
- Commissioning scripts
Where to I get the very best script and should I pay for them?
- Creating an exciting mood film
You need to make sometime visual to help get people interested – we’ll show you how
- Keeping control of the production
Money going down the drain, crew tantrums, directors unhinged – Zen out with our tips
- Finding a sales agent
Do I need one? What do they do ? How do they sell my film? What should I pay them?
- Distribution in the 21st Century
Online, indy cinemas, multiplex where will your movie be seen in the modern post Corona age?
What will you Achieve?
You will learn a through knowledge of making Indies in the 21st century. So much has changed in the industry in the last few years – you will get up to the minute information about how to get your first movie made and seen.
How will you be taught?
Producing indie features is a no holds barred online lecture with slides, various clips from indie movies accompanied by budgets and schedules from independent productions. You will have opportunity to ask questions.
Who Should Attend?
If you’re a film maker or Producer and dream of moving past endless short films and getting that long form movie made this is the course for you. When putting together your first indie feature directors and producers work together so this course is suitable for both. Also suitable for writers keen to get their screenplay shot and up on the silver screen
About tutor Simon Hunter
Simon Hunter has directed over 100 television and film commercials, and three feature films, and is represented at one of London most respected production companies
Simon’s debut feature was the horror movie LIGHTHOUSE which was released theatrically in 2002. Simon subsequently became a much sort after commercials director before returning to features with Edward R Pressman’s visual effects-laden sci-fi movie MUTANT CHRONICLES in 2006. Simon flew to Qatar in 2014 to direct 20 episodes of a Sci-fi adventure series set in the desert. The filming was in Qatar, Jordan and India.
What they’re saying
Simon’s enthusiastic personality and his pearls of wisdom such as “you don’t see with your eyes… they’re just there to filter information to the brain”. Simon has an engaging, highly enthusiastic personality and I was quickly drawn in to his vast skilful knowledge of film production. Steve Grimes
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