Indie Filmmaking 101 Blog
Yes you can make a ten minute short movie in five months. It is a realistic time-frame and makes the goal realistic and specific. The most important
Tabernacle 101 Premium is now available on Vimeo everywhere outside the United States. We are live on Vimeo on Demand. You can watch the First
Tabernacle 101 won Best Film at The Directors Cut International Film Festival in Canada. That brings the grand total to Four Best Film Awards at International
Today, I would like to highlight the software and sites that I use for making my films. We also use them on our 5 Month
Why you need great Production Design for your Film. Many new and emerging filmmakers forget about Production Design. This is to detriment of the film.
This is a great episode from the Directors Chair. Robert Rodriguez interviews top Film Directors and in this episode, he interviews the Famous Australian Director
Short Films: How to get your film out there and seen by one million people around the world. Are you a short filmmaker who wants
Tabernacle 101 our new supernatural thriller has had a good week with official selection in three different Film Festivals and one major win for Best
The Peter Jackson story is inspiring. He is living proof that anyone from any point of the world can make it big in Hollywood. He
How successful was the 5 Day Virtual Cannes Market? – Why this is important for you. Part Two The major difference with my Indie Film
The Virtual Cannes Film Market Taking Place This Week Online Is Changing The Film Industry For Ever. Cannes Virtual Film Market started yesterday June 22nd 2020. Normally
Cinemas around the world are opening up again. The big change is that we are going to have plenty of space as social distancing restrictions
Paramount and Apple finance new Martin Scorsese Movie. Why this is a game changer for the Movie Business? This week I noticed the huge Hollywood
Podcast 06: Shooting your short or feature film on your Mobile Phone This podcast explores Mobile Phone Shoots for your short film or feature Film.
With a Backlog of top notch movies to be released in the cinemas soon, it is going to be a great time to get back
Are mobile phone shoots a great option for shooting your short or feature film?
Netflix finally rating their top 10 films or series I have personally being hoping for this development for some time. It will help people choose the
I noticed that Ford v Ferrari pummelled Charlie’s Angels and the rest of the competition at the weekend box office in the United States. Ford and
FILMINK ARTICLE PUBLISHED – TABERNACELE 101 RELEASE – OUR NEW MOVIE Today, I am republishing an article that appeared in Film-ink Online Magazine reference the
Release Day is finally here. Tabernacle 101 releases today Friday 30th August on Screens in the US and on Amazon Prime.
Release Week is finally here for Tabernacle 101, our new supernatural movie This week I married in Los Angeles from Sydney. From the grey winter weather here in
This Podcast is a so worthwhile listening to. This Podcast will explore with Expert Film Financier Tom Molloy how to raise money for your film.
1. Camera and Lenses Your Film equipment is really important. Many people can be told which gear to buy. However, the challenge is to learn
Get Work in the Film Business – How to Action Plan Many people want to know how to get work in the film industry and
Cinema Box Office – a record $3.3 Billion 2nd quarter. Audiences flock to the cinema. But what about Mid Range Indie Films.
The Box Office results are in for the 2nd quarter. The punter has paid a record breaking $3.3 Billion to see movies at the cinema in
Make sure you learn about editing from an expert Many filmmakers fall down at the Postproduction Hurdle. They thought it was going to be easy
I am off to the Cannes Film Festival on May 8th. Most of you will have heard of Cannes Film Festival in the south of
Postproduction is one of the most important areas of filmmaking. So many emerging filmmakers rush or place very little importance on postproduction. A Film is
Podcast 04 – LA based Executive Jason Brubaker – Getting your film distributed to a world wide audience.
LA based Film Distribution Executive Jason Brubaker tells you how to get your film distributed and seen by the biggest possible audience. Player at end
Working as a Crew member on Hollywood Blockbuster movies and how you can break in. Leroy Page: How to Break into the Big End Film
Podcast Number 1 – Find out how Filmmaker Jon Cohen made his movie Ravenswood and found his audience.
Today is a very exciting day for me. This is my first of many future podcasts. In future podcasts, you will hear from experienced filmmakers.
Today is a retro post with my 8 top tips for the Indie Filmmaker at the end of this post. It is now 20 years
At this moment, I am editing Tabernacle 101, our 110 minute supernatural thriller movie. I am up at 5am every morning and edit to about
Transmission, an Australian Film Distributor, has had massive success in the cinema domestically with the release of Lion. Now grossing over $25 million Box Office
Joel Perlman from Village Roadshow gives a full report on Current Distribution for Movies in the Australia
Roadshow Films has been responsible for releasing box office epics The Hunger Games, The Hobbit, American Sniper, Red Dog, Paper Planes, and six-time Academy Award
Postproduction is a detailed process and the more detail and quality that is put into the post process, the better the film will be. In
Tip 5: Find the Best Crew Size for your production. The best Crew size varies from production to production. I have shot a micro budget short films
Three ways to Edit your film perfectly and make your film work. I am writing about editing a film today because it is close to
5 Attributes you must have if you want millions of people to see your work. I am out of town this week. Yes, I am
Three Big Cock-Ups When Creating An Awesome Shot List For Your Film. A shot list is a list of shots that are used to cover
Screen Acting: Today I would like to talk about the craft of screen acting. Screen Acting is a wonderful way to make a living. There
Times have changed and today there are three types of Film Makers/Video Makers in the independent Film World: The Traditional Crew/ Director – Films made
Quentin Tarantino is one of the most famous writer/directors. But he was a low achiever at school and found academic studies very difficult. He had a
Film Directing is such an important part of the film making process. Often, beginner or ineffective film directors destroy a really strong film script. The
Film Shoots are always the fun part of Film Production. I have been on so many film sets over the years and to this day
I woke up this morning and heard the very sad news that one of America’s best actors Philip Seymour Hoffman had died of an apparent
Raising money for films really comes down to a Value Proposition for people who invest in your film. The most difficult process is raising money
Its the 12th of January and I finally have time to write my first blog of 2014, “Finding the best Locations.” I have spent the
Today, I would like to talk about the holy grail of Film Making, The Feature Film. Some of you may feel like the Feature Film
When you complete your short film or indie feature film, its a great idea to enter multiple film festivals with your film There are some
Should I shoot my own film or hire an experienced DOP (Cinematographer)? This is a question that I am asked by my clients on a
One of the main reasons I have decided to keep a regular blog is to highlight the process of creating our next feature film, Absolute Freedom. I
I am sitting up here in Palm Beach about 40 kms north of Sydney. I am watching the sunset over Kuringai National Park reflecting on
On Saturday Night I saw the film “Hitchcock”. I learnt a few things about the making of Psycho which of course became Alfred Hitchcock’s most
One Action you need to take if you want to write great screenplays Sometimes I hear certain script gurus say. “If you have a great