How to write scripts that are likely to get MADE

Something’s happening to indie filmmakers and their scripts, and it’s left a bad taste in my mouth. They’re writing incredible, award-worthy scripts and then… nothing.

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Why you need a slate as an indie filmmaker

There are three key reasons why having your own slate as a filmmaker will uplevel your career, and the kind of films you get to make.

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How to Know Which Distribution Route is Right for your Short Film

If your film is heading into production without a distribution plan in place, then we need to talk. Planning your film’s distribution route early on is the key to saving $$$ and avoiding the dreaded stop-start process that prevents your film from taking off. So how do you decide which distribution route is best for your short film?

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What Producers Are Looking For When They Read A Script

Is it me, or is pitching a script to a producer a lot like some crazy mystery?

You take a ton of stabs in the dark to see if any of your ideas get picked up, and at the end of the process you still have no real idea about whether your script will stand out to the decision-makers.

It’s a horrible feeling, and writers usually give up, or go crazy on the rewrites only to end up back where they started.

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The Biggest Misconceptions About Being A Filmmaker

There are two mindsets filmmakers have right now, and both have left a bad taste in my mouth. It’s also causing their careers to stall and their films to flop (when they should be spending 18 months on the festival circuit picking up awards).

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Defining your filmmaking career path

I think a lot of freelancers (myself included) think that your career is dependent on other people. But your career can actually be 100% up to you.

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Money Saving Hacks for Short Film Distribution

A film festival expert once told me that shorts need to allocate at least £600 for festivals fees, which is kind of crazy. Here’s how to distribute your film at festivals without having to spend so much

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How to deal with self-doubt as a filmmaker

Every creator struggles with self-doubt. I’ve lost days to it, so I created a process to deal with it (and even use it to fuel my creativity). And now I’m handing that process over to you

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