I often wax poetic on a long weekend. Especially one that is as cold and wet as this December in London.

It’s the perfect time to make movies. Here’s why:

Everyone is looking for content. which is good news for filmmakers ‘cos it means there is work and lots of it.

The Hollywood paradigm is dead. Which means new rules are being invented as we speak. You can help shape the future of filmmaking.

New equipment offers technical possibilities unthinkable when I started Raindance in 1992.

Let me develop a few of these thoughts, and I will crosslink from this page when I get them written. Or send them to me: info@raindance.co.uk.

Yours in filmmaking

Elliot Grove


Photo Credit Jay Brooks / BIFA 2015

Elliot Grove is the founder of Raindance Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards. He has produced over 700 hundred short films and also five feature films, including the multi-award-winning The Living and the Dead in 2006, Deadly Virtues in 2013 and AMBER in 2017. He teaches screenwriting and producing in the UK, Europe, Asia and America.

Raindance trailer 2017

Elliot has written three books which have become industry standards: Raindance Writers’ Lab: Write + Sell the Hot Screenplay, now in its second edition, Raindance Producers’ Lab: Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking and Beginning Filmmaking: 100 Easy Steps from Script to Screen (Professional Media Practice).

In 2009 he was awarded a PhD for services to film education.

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