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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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How The Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass led directly to my first feature film: You can’t climb Everest on your own!

Guest post by Tom Kerevan Tom Kerevan went from fresh-faced screenwriter at the Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass, to writer/producer of completed feature, Tear Me Apart. All in under 3 years. First things first, let’s be clear… GFilm is not just a Masterclass. It’s an event. And like most noteworthy events, it has the power to ripple […]

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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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Tangerine: Shot on iPhone 5s and with near zero budget, the ultimate microbudget masterclass for filmmakers today

Tangerine, a no budget drama about trans sex workers in LA has been taking the festival circuit by storm, and it’s easy to see why. Watch the trailer. What’s key here is that it was shot on iPhones. I am not advocating every indie film be shot on an iPhone, but if you are procrastinating […]

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How one actress took charge of her career and wrote, produced, directed and acted in her own film

Why actors should think like producers, a grass roots guide by Jennifer Karen I’ve acted in about 20 shorts, 3 independent feature films (including leading roles) and taken on some TV roles (plus commercials, voiceover work and theatre work) but I was sick of not seeing the results I was hoping for. I wanted to […]

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14 tips for shooting your first feature film on a micro budget from Guerilla Film grad Brian Barnes

AKA – What I learned on the Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass that I used on set with my first feature film The Redeeming. I’ve taken Chris Jones’ Guerilla Filmmakers’ Masterclass twice – in 2011 and 2012. And you bet your bottom dollar I bought a ticket for this year’s last ever class the instant the announcement […]

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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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The Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass ‘Fizzled with energy and passion for filmmaking’

This weekends Guerilla Filmmakers Masterclass was spectacular. It fizzled with energy, passion and love for filmmaking. I am trying to take the day to rest, but thought I would share some tweets and Facebook messages… ‘Just wanted to say the workshop was stupendous! Brilliant, inspiring and packed with amazing info’ @Mustachioed_Man ‘Thanks to @livingspiritpix for […]

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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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How cliché is your script? Can you see your work in these two trailers?

I enjoyed these two films about cliché in Indie film (US above) and Brit film (below). Of course cliché exists because it works, and often works well (if only mechanically). But when it becomes highly visible in our work, it’s also a real problem – the answer? Turn the cliché on its head. The heroine […]

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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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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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Are you breaking the law by running a Crowdfunding campaign and not declaring your income?

So you run a crowdfunding campaign, get some cash in to make your film… only you don’t declare it as income. And three years later HMRC slam you for tax evasion. Slaps on the wrist, interest charges, fines both small and big… and it’s even possible there could be a custodial sentence… Seriously, if they […]

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