Meet The Film Makers… How To Produce A Micro Budget Horror that MAKES MONEY and sells WORLDWIDE

Find out how Brit Film makers with no track record made a killer psycho horror and released it worldwide. Case study: Panic Button

When Friday 17th Feb (at the pre registration for The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass)
Where: London School of Film, Media & Performance, Regent’s College
Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4NS
Tickets: This is a pre registration event open only to delegates of The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass (tickets £85 with discount code CHRISJONES from

The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass is running over the weekend of Feb 18th / 19th – and we are holding a Friday night launch event where you can pick up your pass early, network with other film makers… and meet two VERY special British film makers who are making movies RIGHT NOW.

I will be announcing our second guest tomorrow, but first, I am delighted to announce that our first guests will be the team behind hit Brit psycho horror ‘Panic Button’, headed up by producer John Shackleton.

Made for an estimated £300k (according to IMDB, I am sure John will confirm that, or not!), ‘Panic Button’ is a terrific high concept chiller… trapped on a plane at 30,000 feet, four people are forced to play a game for their lives and the lives of their loved ones, manipulated by their invisible captor who seems to know all their most intimate secrets. It’s the Social Network meets Saw.

Among many other things, we will be discussing…

  • Why high concept horror?
  • How to attract money to your movie
  • Where did the money go?
  • Shooting in one location, the challenges
  • What was their production process? Camera format? Post etc.
  • Making delivery
  • How to work with sales agents
  • Where has it sold?
  • Should your release on YouTube for ad revenues? (or other online models)

And remember, the ‘Panic Button’ team is just ONE of two groups of film makers sharing what they have just learned making their movies… You can get ‘Panic Button’ on iTunes, DVD and BluRay now – I urge you to watch it before attending this session.

This event is ONLY available to delegates of the Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass. Join 350 other film makers at The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass 2012 – get your pass below… (use discount code CHRISJONES to get £50 off).

More info on the official site here…

Feedback from last year here…

Onwards and upwards!

Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author

One Response to Meet The Film Makers… How To Produce A Micro Budget Horror that MAKES MONEY and sells WORLDWIDE

  1. Dane Jones February 7, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Great and insightful video! I look forward to the GFM weekend.

    I had read on few occasions that the EIS Scheme was an awkward and unadvised route to go down for financing a micro-budget as it is a pain to set up and (as mentioned) can be quite costly.

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