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The Three Pillars Of Successful Low Budget Horror Film Production

Jen Handorf, veteran of five Brit low budget horror flicks, shared her experience at the London Breakfast Club today. It was an insightful conversation with a producer who has been prolific in production and effective in distribution and sales. Listen to the podcast below… Having worked on so many films, Jen has managed to distil […]

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Death Ship 666! Docking in Edinburgh… Come see in London now – guest post by Michael Clarkson

Past LSF team creatives The Clarkson Twins and Gemma Hurley, are putting on a show…! I asked Michael to share what he had learned about breaking into comedy via fringe theater… Over to Michael… Hello there! Michael Clarkson here. If you’ve ever attended the London Screenwriters’ Festival and pitched at the Great British Pitchfest, you […]

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I am supporting ‘Clowning Around’, are you?

  Film maker Leilani Holmes has always been a vocal supporter of everything I do, and so when I discovered she was producing an ambitious short, I asked her to share her thoughts with us all. She is running an IndieGoGo campaign for her film ‘Clowning Around’, and after I post this blog, I am […]

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The Top FIVE Steps To Getting Your Film Funded

Attracting money ALWAYS begins with the question… WHY? Why on earth should I give YOU money as opposed to buying a car, building a patio, going on holiday, funding some inner city kids dancing project, investing in stocks and shares etc… you get the picture. And yet SO MANY film makers, myself included, rarely address […]

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Let Ted Hope and Christine Vachon, producers of over 53 features and over $197m at the US box office since 1986 show you the #1 way to attract financiers, distributors and A-list talent to your project!

Last Sunday was the very first American Independents Day, this year (which sold out) it was with producers and rockstars of American Indie film, Ted Hope and Christine Vachon… and the atmosphere ion the room was electric! Producer Mike Mindel (www.dontlethimin.com) has been good enough to share his extensive and detailed notes with us all […]

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Is IndieGoGo Right For You? A Guide To Crowdfunding, Part 1: Podcast with IndieGoGo founder Danae Ringelmann

Crowd Funding has become the first step toward financing that many indie film makers make. Of course, it’s often part of a bigger financial picture, but it can represent that all important seed money, gap funding, completion money or even represent complete budgets. When I made ‘Gone Fishing’ I used crowd funding for the entire […]

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Sell your props and fund your film!

When I haven’t written a blog entry for three of four days you know one of a three things have taken place in my life. Either I am writing, or not much has happened, or so much has happened that I just can’t get to the computer! It’s the latter. Since the book launch on […]

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If You Build It They Will Come…

Extraordinary news! We have managed to secure corporate sponsorship for our endeavours over the next few months! What does this mean? In short, we can make sure that we attend all the big events and that we can video blog it fully. But you were already doing that I hear you say. Yes, you are […]

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Bradgate Brings Some Finance!

I am delighted to announce that the production company, Bradgate Films, have come on board as a co-producer for ‘Gone Fishing’. Through their excellent connections they have managed to bring £5k of private investment to the project, which is excellent news. Here is what Bradgate say about themselves… ‘Bradgate Films are an emerging, midlands based […]

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A Further £500 raised!

As we hit the tarmac running today – Monday – just a recap on where we stand money wise. Over the weekend we received a further £500 in donations. So thank you to Paul Nugent, Huw Jenkins, Hazeley Wilson, Jurgen Wolf, Rod Duncan, John Basham, Steve Payne and Simon Reglar. Splendid. We are in the […]

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We are getting there!

OK so fund raising is continuing, and we now have a rather spiffy graph, to show us all where we are at. In the last day we had four more people contribute, raising the cash figure to £2,200 – they are Mike Mindel, Ross Edwards, Martin Bowen and Harriet Barbir. So thank you very much […]

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Gone Fishing Update

OK – Here is a brief update as to where we are at with Gone Fishing. From this point onward, we plan to make regular updates to this page, but for now, here is a potted history of how we got here, to July 12th 2007. Back in May, Marc Samuelson from Samuelson Productions, read […]

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