I don’t mean it as ‘hey listen to me ‘cos I can tell you where the money is’. I mean it as ‘do you actually need as much money as you are trying to find?’
The reason I ask is that so many filmmakers are stuck in the funding trap. Chasing the carrot of possible funding on the horizon… there’s just one more form to fill in… just one more meeting to take…
Filmmaking is evolving at an unprecedented speed. All aspects of production, financing and distribution are changing daily.
And you are on the crest of this new wave. There has never been a better time to be a filmmaker… So forget the old rules! They never worked for us anyway!
I say you have EVERYTHING you need to get your movie made now. And what you don’t have but need, well that will find YOU when you commit to making your film. And I mean REALLY commit to making your movie in 2012.
That’s what the Guerilla Film Makers 2 Day Masterclass is about. Getting you into production right now, not ‘one-day-some-day’, because the road to ‘one-day-some-day’ leads nowhere.
Date : Feb 18th / 19th, Venue: Regents College, The London School of Film Media & Performance, Regents Park.
There is money and resources out there, but what attracts it to your film in 2012 is not the same as what worked in the past. Great ideas, cool casting, killer pitches and amazing web presences are all part of the deal, but taking massive action trumps them all.
So where do you begin?
Making that genuine commitment to your movie and your career is the hardest part. The rest is easy. Well kind of ;o)
The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass will powerfully step you through the whole process, from concept through completion, distribution and beyond.
Crammed with massive amounts of real world, hard won lessons, the masterclass will prepare you for the thousands of problems that face you as a filmmaker on your own journey.
It will also connect you with hundreds of creative and entrepreneurial collaborators – directors, actors, producers, editors, DPs, marketeers… and already there are a pile of productions that were born out of collaborations made at the Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass 2011.
Don’t take my word for it, read the hundreds of five star reviews for the masterclass on the official site here… (and it really is hundreds!)
In the past the masterclass used to cost £235, but last year I made an effort to make it affordable to every filmmaker. So now, with the discount code FILMING2012, it’s just £85 for the two days.
Get your pass here… (use code FILMING2012)
If you still want to hold onto the old rules and keep chasing that carrot, got for it.
But if like so many other filmmakers you say ‘screw the carrot’…
If you choose to make something extraordinary with the resources that you have (remember, you have more than you think – and when you start your journey, more will find you)…
If you choose to embrace the brave new world that we are living into every moment, then buckle up baby, and sign up for the Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass.
Believe, and it’s going to be one hell of a ride!
It’s the only time in 2012 I will run it, so take action now.
See you in February!
Onwards and upwards!
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author