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2021.02.01


Filmmaker Intensives: Producing Indie Features

$39.73 $35.75

Date: Monday 1st February, 19:00 – 21:00
How much? £29.99 (20% discount for Premium Members and Membership Pro*)
Location: Live Online via Zoom

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Description

At a glance

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

Producing independent cinema has never been easier and 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. From finding a great script that is shootable on an indie budget to getting talent on board all the way through to 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?

A no holds barred online lecture with slides, various clips from indie movies accompanied by budgets and schedules from independent productions.

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 the Tutor

Simon Hunter has directed over 50 television and film commercials, and three feature films, and is represented at one of London most respected production companies. His directing debut was the horror movie LIGHTHOUSE in the year 2000 and he went on to direct the visual effects-laden sci-fi movie THE MUTANT CHRONICLES in 2008. Simon’s first feature, Lighthouse, was released theatrically in 2002. Simon subsequently became a much sort after commercials director before returning to features with Edward R Pressman’s Mutant Chronicles in the Summer of 2006. Simon flew to Qatar in 2014 to direct 20 episodes of a Scifi adventure series set in the desert. The filming takes place 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 and other organisations.
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 skillful knowledge of film production. Steve Grimes

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