October 21, 2016 at 3:53PM


I've got a script. What now...?

I've spent a lot of my spare time trying to get my script into shape, get all of the specifics exactly in the right condition. I'm so so proud of what I've done. In my circle of professionals, I've gotten a lot of feedback and it's been immensely helpful. Now, I'm ready to move forward.


How do I do that...?


I'm currently in the same situation as you. What position are you planning on being? For example: I'm Directing, Editing, Writing, and compositing (if that's not the same as editing). Currently, I'm storyboarding, and location scouting right now. I plan on doing a casting call after I get my locations down, and also the storyboarding. Before all that though, you should get the budget down, and get the equipment for the shoot. That's my advice at least.

October 22, 2016 at 12:00AM, Edited October 22, 12:00AM

Jovanny Mexia
Director, Editor, Writer.

Now it depends on your network of filmmakers. All the contacts, all the people you know and have to make films. Get in touch with them. Convince them to join you and your idea.
In the first place you should look for a producer. He or she does all the paper work and is, in fact, in charge of the film. He is responsible for everything of the film that is not creative. You also need a director (of course, besides you want to direct it yourself) and a DP to develop a first look and image of your film in form of story boards.

But in the first phase of preproduction the producer is enormously important. He cares for the money you need to get things done. Depending on the region you are living in you either look for crowd funding or film funds (if you are in the US or in Europe).

The producer does not necessarily be in the film industry. It can be someone who works as a lawyer or a accountant or something like that. Just a person that knows how the law and the numbers are and stuff.

If you are low budget here some tips from me you won't find everywhere on the internet:

Use the Kubrick principle: Buy gear instead of renting. The costs will be nearly the same and nowadays cameras in the lower price range can deliver as beautiful images as expensive ones. If you or your DP or someone else already has a good camera why should your rent something for money? Also get your crew as small as possible. And look for free locations if possible.

October 22, 2016 at 12:21AM

Eric Halbherr
Director, DP, Editor, Creative Storyteller

First : copyright it. Then there are really a lot of different direction for the next steps and it depends on a lot of factor, on you and what you want to do. Do you just want to sell it, do you want to direct it, will it be an expensive film, a short, a feature, who is it aim at, etc, etc.

October 25, 2016 at 10:26AM


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