Producing Indie Features | Raindance Film School


Filmmaker Intensives: Producing Indie Features

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  • Learning how to raise money for your film
  • How to find a sales agent
  • Discover how distribution works in the 21st century

Date: Tuesday 8th June, 19:00 to 21:00 UK time

Location: Live Online via Zoom`
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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

producing indie features

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.

In 2017 Simon directed his passion project, EDIE which tells the tale of an older lady who climbs a mountain in Scotland at the age of eighty-three. The film has had an enthusiastic and successful theatrical release in the UK and has sold to multiple territories.
Simon lives in the German capital, Berlin. Since 1999 he has regularly lectured for RAINDANCE.
Read Breaking in as a Film Director by Simon Hunter.

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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Date: Tuesday 8th June, 19:00 to 21:00 UK time
Location: Live Online via Zoom`
*Concessions available at checkout 
*10% early bird discount up to one month before start date
*20% discount for Raindance members Join HERE and save

Secure your place now:

Choose Date and Location:

2 reviews for


Filmmaker Intensives: Producing Indie Features

  1. James S. (verified owner)

    This was a super-helpful workshop. Simon covered a lot in the two hours in a really clear way and shared some great honest insights based on his experience. Thanks Simon and Raindance!

  2. SJ Lowes

    This was a brilliant and very informative two hours from Simon. Well, I say two hours, it was getting on for three by the time he went through questions that everyone had. This is real world experience that Simon is taking you through, not text book theory, so if you’re about to embark on putting a movie together then this will be the best money you’ll spend.

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