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The Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass Black Friday… MAKE YOUR FILM!

It’s time to take your filmmaking game to the next level… After being asked what fells like 1,000 times, I am bringing the Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass back. And with an eye watering deal for the two day rollercoaster that will arm you in your heart, mind and soul to make your movie NOW! I used […]

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Catherine Hardwicke Genesis: How she wrote and directed her first film that led to ‘Twilight’

The interview was taken from the USA Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook and was done BEFORE the Twilight phenomena. So it’s a real insight into a moment when a female writer and director got traction in her career by doing work that was groundbreaking. The festival is running at the end of October and you can get […]

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Top Ten Tips For Making Shorts from GFilm Alum Lee Greenhough

GFilm alum Lee Greenhough has just completed his recent short, post the previous Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass and I asked him to share some of his insights so we can all learn from his experience. So it’s taken me just over 11 months to make my latest short film ‘Three Strikes’ and every time I make […]

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Dragons, Reapers and Guerilla Filmmaking: Turning Writer to Director With My First Short ‘Brian & the Grim Reaper’

Guest post by Eben Skilleter Ahead of the final Guerilla Filmmakers 2 Day Masterclass next month, I asked past delegates to share their post event experiences. Here’s what Eben Skilleter got up to… Inspiration, Then Perspiration – Pre-production Trudging across a Hampshire field, in full retreat from the merciless weather, I wonder if I’ve gone […]

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Make YOUR movie NOW… Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass 2015

I will be running my final two day Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass over the weekend on July 25th / 26th at Regents University, London – £69 for the two days. To date I have made four feature films, all released in theatres, been Oscar shortlisted, won the Producers Guild Of America best short award, written seven […]

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Top Ten Reasons Why YOU Should Come To The FINAL Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass 2 Day Film School

The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass 2015 is a two day event designed to get you making YOUR movie NOW! And this is the FINAL Guerilla Masterclass EVER. It will help you avoid mistakes, it will save you money and it will guide you through the seemingly infinite choices that lay ahead… And the workshop is […]

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The Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass: The Final Chapter… Come for just £69

I want to invite you to something rather extraordinary. This Summer I am running the Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass one last time and I want you to come and be a part of this final and remarkable chapter. I love the masterclass, I have been teaching it for 15 years now and trained over 3,000 filmmakers, […]

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Why we should all be embracing smaller film budgets and innovating

On Thursday I will be keynote speaker at the BVE conference in London (Excel Centre). It’s billed as ‘Top Tips for getting your first feature off the ground’. Actually that’s a simple 60 second conversation – get a camera, a script, some actors, a small crew, a bit of cash, shoot it, edit it, make […]

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Everything you need to make a feature film for cinema release

Having post produced ‘50 Kisses’, seen it through DCP production and finally premiered in a world class theatre, it’s now 100% apparent to me that we have, within reach, EVERY SINGLE TOOL NEEDED to make a movie (as an example, ‘Neil’ above was shot on a 5D and is part of ’50 Kisses’). Of course […]

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Watch a truly innovative short film that will open doors for filmmakers

One way to get the industry to notice your work is to be blisteringly original. When I teach the Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass, I present a five stage career plan. This is a stage three ‘door opener’. I have noticed that most filmmakers screw up because they don’t understand that there is a time to learn […]

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Edgar Wright Genesis: the Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook archive interview from 2005

Archive interview with the legendary Edgar Wright from the 2005 Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook More on the books at www.GuerillaFilm.com Q – Where are you from and were you a film lover from a young age? Edgar – I was raised in and around Bournemouth and Poole, and my Mum and Dad took me to the […]

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How to run your own micro theatrical release in London: Case Study

Last week, filmmaker Greg Hall laid out his plans for his own London theatrical release for his micro budget movie ‘Communion’ (blog here). He is halfway through and I promised I would share his experiences, so here they are… On the first night we sold out! We are halfway through our London cinematic run. So […]

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Get a ton of filmmaking tips, tricks and articles every day

For eight years now I have been writing articles on my blog to help filmmakers. Some great pieces are buried on there, months and years in the back history of the articles. And so I have begun pulling them out and tweeting them every day. So if you want to get them daily, just follow […]

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What are the five main outcomes for filmmakers attending the Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass?

The Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass 2013 June 15th / 16th 2013 Regents College, Regents Park, London £135 (get £50 off with discount code CHRISJONES) www.GuerillaMasterclass.com Having taught thousands of filmmakers now, I have a pretty good handle on what most people get out of it. Brain Explosion Most obvious is the massive brain bump of tips, […]

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The 2013 Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass draws closers…

What’s the secret to making your movie? Believe, learn on the journey and take MASSIVE action NOW. Not tomorrow. Not one day, some day. NOW! We are living into an extraordinary technological, business and cultural evolution / revolution. The opportunities for filmmaking and success have never been better. We can now all make a movie. […]

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Top Ten Microbudget Tips: With a crew of 2 and budget of £500… what can be achieved? Jaw dropping work…

I asked DSLR magician Ken Simpson to share how he manages to pull off amazing movies with very little kit, crew but tons of guts. Here’s his detailed response… pretty amazing advice… I’ve had more than a few people ask me how I was able to achieve such a high level of production value with […]

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The secret illustrated directory of cheap big name stars for your movie

Do you want to know how to get big name stars in your movie? Producer Stephen Follows will share with you his cheeky sneaky tactic to get named actors to consider your project… And that’s just one of eight tips, tricks, tactics and strategies in this short Practical Producer video seminar. If you want to […]

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Surviving real life… one week after the Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass

I thought I would share the email I just sent to the 350 delegates from The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass. The two day event was euphoric, transformative and massively motivating… but we also live in the real world…  Anyhow, I hope you get something from it too… Dear Guerilla Film Maker… How are you doing? […]

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