The 5 stages of producing your short film

These are the 5 essential phases for producing a short film, and getting from script to screen (then get eyes on the screen).

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Uplevel your script rewrites (the easy way)

Writing a short film script usually leads to some kind of tunnel vision. Which is why if you’re not working with a script editor, it’s vital to get feedback on your script. You can then do a few feedback-based rewrites before you pitch it to a producer.

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How to turn a small idea into a full blown script

In the creative industries, it pays to be an ideas machine. This is the easy process to develop an idea into something fully-formed and pitch-ready.

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Turn your feature film idea into a proof-of-concept that gets attention

You’ve struck gold with a feature film idea. Now you need to turn it into a proof-of-concept that gets attention so you can turn it into a successful film.

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You’ve finished your short film script. Now what?

This process will get you from script to screen without wasting months wondering what to do next.

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2 biggest mistakes I see in newbie scripts (from a producer)

Scriptwriting is difficult, and the cherry on top is when someone reads your work and rips it to shreds.  Of course they don’t mean to rip it to shreds. Their aim is to make the script better so it can actually work as a film.…

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How to get the big decision-makers (like Netflix) looking at your films

These 4 things will get you attention in any kind of pitch meeting, and from decision-makers from the festival down the road all the way up to Netflix.

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How to create a film slate that gets you noticed

There’s something indie filmmakers are skipping over. It’s costing them opportunities, funding and connections.  They’re afraid to treat themselves like professionals, so they’re not developing their own slate of projects.  It’s high time we go through the simple steps to creating a film slate that…

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