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searching members by region or country

Is there some way of searching all the members who are active in a specific region or country? This would be great as far as networking goes.
Ow, while we're on the subject of networking. I think that would also be a good topic to incorporate.

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I'd love to see this implemented. Working out of North Alabama, the freelancing/filmmaking community here is definitely alive but based wholly on word-of-mouth. There's no central way to see who else is working in our region, and maybe discover some new talent.

September 4, 2014 at 3:49PM

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David S.
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My name is Sam. I live in Portland, OR.

September 4, 2014 at 4:25PM

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Sam Palomin
Editor
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Hey Sam. I'm south of you, outside McMinnville, OR. Would love to meet up!

Samuel Neff

September 4, 2014 at 6:01PM

This would be an awesome feature! While the new No Film School can and will connect people from all over the world, geographic proximity is a factor when seeking new collaborators. Something to look forward to?

September 4, 2014 at 4:28PM

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Douglas Henderson
Director/Writer/Producer/Actor
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Absolutely -- we didn't quite get our Location field done in time for launch, but this is absolutely a priority for us!

September 4, 2014 at 8:49PM

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Ryan Koo
Founder
Writer/Director

Glad to hear it! Great work so far -

Raber Umphenour

September 4, 2014 at 10:16PM

this will be a great feature for all film makers to collaborate in the future

Daniel Raymond Turner

September 10, 2014 at 5:01AM

I'm in Philly/southern NJ and always in NYC. I started out producing but I love to shoot and I edit too. I'm always trying to make something big happen, not always successful but i think that's what keeps driving me. I eat, sleep and drink it. Thats my life...Thanks

September 4, 2014 at 11:35PM

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Anthony F. Marino III
produce shoot edit
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I've noticed over time that the indie filmmaking community (shoe string budget filmmakers) are kind of an odd bunch. I can throw a dime in this town (Detroit) and hit a musician. They play shows together and hang out at clubs/bars and promote each others releases and shows. But indie filmmakers are few and far between. When you meet them, they're kind of competitive with each other (as if there is some reason to be that way) or they just want to use you to get something they need (equipment/labor/etc) rather than being collaborative teammates.

Maybe it's just the people I've run into in this area but that is the message I've always gotten. I'd love to meet some indie filmmakers in my area that want to start a film "band" of sorts and make a bunch of shoestring budget movies together. Shorts and eventually features.

I had this before with a buddy of mine I grew up with since high school. We were both into making movies back then and became best of friends. We made a lot of shorts and eventually a feature together in our mid twenties. But he got a teaching job and moved out of state a few years after college. Plus he's married with two small kids now. So between the time and distance it just doesn't work anymore. We haven't made anything together since 2005 and I've just been doing the corporate video thing since then.

I would love to get back into shoestring budget indie films with a small group of like-minded people. But at 35 years old when everyone you know is married with kids and doesn't want to do anything on the side without a paycheck attached, where do you meet those people?

At this point in my life I've given up on the Hollywood director dream of my youth. If I was going to "make it" I probably would have done it by now. So at this point in my life I just want to make films for fun, as a hobby with a group of good friends and to perfect my skills to my own satisfaction.

September 5, 2014 at 12:17AM

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Mike Tesh
Pro Video / Indie Filmmaker
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You can meet these people anywhere, but you have to start talking to people about what you love, what your vision is, how much you like working with people... you won't attract a lot of fierce talent who wants to bust ass for no money with complaining.

Jesse Zook Mann

September 5, 2014 at 4:06PM

Oh don't get me wrong Jesse, I'm not complaining. Just sharing my observations. Agreed about the money issue. I'm not looking for people to bust ass on my stuff. I'm looking for people to collaborate with you have just as much invested in the project as I do from a personal creative perspective.

I found that when directing my first feature, you have to give everyone on a shoestring budget production some creative outlet. You can't just have a guy standing around holding a boom pole all day or he'll never show up the next day if he's not getting paid to do so. Luckily we never made that mistake. But I've seen other indie projects that have.

On productions like that you keep the core crew tiny and active and give them some creative input. Perferably 3-4 people on crew who have been there from the screenwriting stage onward. You use your actors as additional grips and such in production. Obviously this wouldn't work for bigger productions. But it has worked very well for me in past shoestring budget productions. I've never has a cast or crew member abandon ship even though they were only getting copy and credit.

But my thing is, I'm a codependent creative person. I need other creative people with me to build off of each others energy. I can't just assemble a production on my own. I'm not that type of person. I know my limits.

Mike Tesh

September 6, 2014 at 11:02AM

You make some interesting (though slightly depressing points), Mike. I couldn't agree with you more about how filmmakers have a different mentality than musicians. Perhaps it's because as a band, everyone is making a more equal contribution? On a film set, though everyone has their role that is equally as important there's often a power dynamic where certain folks will have higher status such as the director, actors or director of photography. Traditionally, certain roles on set are not looked upon with the same level of status such as sound mixer, hair and make-up, Production Assistants.

In my experience over the years, there's a lot of insecurity amongst filmmakers. I can't count how many times I've come across people who are paranoid that someone will steal their idea, etc. or who are hesitant to exchange contacts. Networking and finding fellow creatives to collaborate with is crucial to surviving the industry and I don't understand why so many people are so afraid of sharing their contacts. If a producer, for example, likes my friends script better than mine, then so be it, its not a reflection on me. Maybe my script needs a re-write (in which case, that's a positive because I just learned something) or maybe my script isn't what that producer is looking for.

Making movies (good movies) is incredibly hard. It's even harder to get those movies in front of an audience and make a living. The more we as filmmakers work towards building a supportive community, the more we will find success as individuals and as a collective group. Lately, I've been working more in the webseries world and its been a fantastically refreshing experience - much greater sense of community both locally and in general. Hopefully this isn't just because there's not really any money in webseries yet… :)

As for giving up on your dream of being a Hollywood director, anything is possible. All it takes is one great idea, one short film that catches the eye of someone with vision and industry influence. Keep doing what you love.

Neil Every

September 8, 2014 at 12:36PM

Pedro Rendon here. Culiacan, Mexico.

September 6, 2014 at 1:53AM

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Pedro Rendón Burgos
Editor, writer, filmmaker.
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Chris in Tokyo, Japan. The location finder could be really useful.

September 6, 2014 at 10:29AM

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Great feature!

September 6, 2014 at 8:52PM

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Ebrahim Saadawi
Director, Physician (Radiologist)
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Colin here, Singapore!

September 7, 2014 at 1:13PM

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Colin Huang Ruobin
Director, Director of Photography
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Yes, that woul've been amazing(?)! - Ask from Norway over here (if you get it)

September 7, 2014 at 8:14PM

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Ask Andreas Sunde
Filmmaker / Director - DOP - Editor
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Yes please! Would help for potentially very impromptu projects too!

September 8, 2014 at 4:17AM

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Mat Sliwinski
Creative Director
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Los Angeles, where it rained for 90 seconds today!

September 8, 2014 at 12:26PM, Edited September 8, 12:26PM

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Joe Wilson
Storyteller/writer/director/camera operator/editor
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Lille, north of France. And I would love this feature !

September 8, 2014 at 12:37PM

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Emily Tibbatts
Writer, editor, filmmaker
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I would love this feature ! Jan Schoen Echten Holland, nice weather here.

September 8, 2014 at 4:03PM

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Jan Schoen
Soundman/Filmmaker
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Stuttgart, Germany. Would love that feature!

September 8, 2014 at 4:07PM

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Thomas Ch. Weber
Cinematographer
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Looks like it's just me here in london!

September 8, 2014 at 5:01PM

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Kyri Saphiris
Filmmaker
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Heredia, Costa Rica...

September 8, 2014 at 6:29PM

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Jeff
Video editor, photographer, cameraman.
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Jordi. Activities in Brazil, Catalonia and New Zealand in 2015.

September 8, 2014 at 6:57PM, Edited September 8, 6:57PM

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Jordi Lores
Producer and Director
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Feel free to drop me a message next year when you're in Auckland! :-) Is always nice to meet a fellow NFS reader.

David Peterson

September 9, 2014 at 3:08AM

Antero Alli, Berkeley CA

September 8, 2014 at 8:13PM

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Antero Alli
writer/director/DP
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Yes, networking around WA. Australia from Sept. to Jun
and in World wild the rest of the time.

September 8, 2014 at 11:39PM

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Olivier Marill
owner
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Cancún, México.

September 9, 2014 at 12:52AM

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Tommy Plesky
Director / D.P / Editor
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Percy from Hong Kong, working in China, Asia and around the world

September 9, 2014 at 4:20AM, Edited September 9, 4:20AM

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Percy Fung
Production Director
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Midlands, UK.

September 9, 2014 at 10:29AM

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Alex J. Withers
Writer / Director
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Austin, Texas

September 9, 2014 at 11:11AM

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Gabriel Leal
Editor
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I myself am from Belgium. Networking is a hastle as it is. In America it seems you can still get somewhere with Craigzlist, but in Europe, and I can imagine in a lot of African, South-American and Asian countries, this is especially hard. I've searched the zeb for hours on end looking for good sites that United the Belgian film community. The best I found was a list of working professionals. I reached out to them, but they weren't too interested in a seventeen year old offering them a helping hand in exchange for some experience on set. A feature like this would benefit everybody in a simular situation tremendously. Do you guys have any suggestions as far as getting experience as a seventeen year old rookie?

September 9, 2014 at 11:37AM

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I live in Amsterdam. I think you should approach people directly. Especially if you are 17 is not easy to get attention, but talk to people in the city were you leave, find out who is a good film maker, maybe also take a class in acting, is always a good place to start. Then go to someone you feel you like and volunteer. The set is the best place to learn. And especially to learn how to learn. Start by talking little and listening a lot, and good luck!

Federico Bonelli

September 10, 2014 at 10:42AM

Would love to make contacts with People in the caribbean especially Jamaica or anyone travelling to Jamaica so this would be helpful for real.

September 9, 2014 at 4:00PM

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Wentworth Kelly
DP/Colorist/Drone Op
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Hi, i'm in Lima, Perú. If anyone is passing by. xD

September 9, 2014 at 10:42PM, Edited September 9, 10:42PM

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Rafa Ga
Digital Film-Video Editor / Colorist / Motion Graphics
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Bay Area, CA!

Anyone else here from the bay? Let's work!

September 10, 2014 at 12:36AM

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Patrick Maclan
Director | Cinematographer | Editor
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San Francisco, Ca.

Axe Leven

January 27, 2015 at 1:25AM

Hello! I'm Terry Mickie and I'm from Philadelphia but reside in Washington, DC and willing to connect with anyone in the Mid Atlantic Coast!

September 10, 2014 at 10:02AM

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Terrence Mickie
Writer/Producer/Director/Cameraman
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Representing both the Netherlands and Austria here. Currently in Vienna, Austria, but originally hailing from the southern part of the Netherlands. Hard to find others in my area as some other Europeans have already mentioned.

Long-time reader, but because of the "isolation" haven't actually completed anything yet...

September 10, 2014 at 10:45AM, Edited September 10, 10:45AM

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Peter Gordebeke
Cineast
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Kinsale, Cork, In the south of Ireland.

September 10, 2014 at 11:15AM

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Maurice Supple
Camera Pointer
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Hey all...I am a long time reader of NoFilmSchool and very excited about this new opportunity for filmmakers to all connect and talk shop. I also work for a company called StudioNow (NYC, Nashville, Atlanta, and SanFran) and we book filmmakers for gigs all over the world. Whatever your level of filmmaking we probably have a project for you. We work on projects from Small Business Profiles all the way up to Branded Entertainment spots. We also run Coca-Cola Studios out of Atlanta, Georgia. If any of you all are interested and would like to connect let me know. I look forward to meeting all of you.

September 10, 2014 at 11:56AM, Edited September 10, 11:56AM

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Chad Fortenberry
Director of Media Content
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What countries are you active in? And could you link to a website with more information? Many thanks. :)

whatever

September 10, 2014 at 1:35PM

What countries are you active in? And could you link to a website with more information? Many thanks. :)

whatever

September 10, 2014 at 1:35PM

Most recently we have been doing work in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, United Arab Emirates, Germany, and all over Asia. While our domestic business in the USA is our highest amount of projects we are expanding internationally more and more. You can check us out at www.studionow.com.

Chad Fortenberry

September 11, 2014 at 10:19AM

Hello Chad,

I'm new to filmmaking and would love to learn. I have a cousin in Nashville who is an award-winning director. His name is Sergio Valenzuela.

Axe Leven

January 27, 2015 at 1:29AM

This would be a great feature.
I'm in Auckland New Zealand, anyone wanting to get in touch just hola,
marcuslacey.com

September 10, 2014 at 10:16PM

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Marcus Lacey
Photographer/Filmmaker/Writer/Collaborator
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Rhode Island

September 10, 2014 at 11:48PM

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Benjamin Murphy
Screenwriter/Musician
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Anyone from South Africa?

September 11, 2014 at 6:34AM

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Riaan Myburgh
DP / COLORIST
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Indianapolis, Indiana

September 11, 2014 at 12:14PM, Edited September 11, 12:14PM

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Joseph Warner
Director / Cinematographer / Editor
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I'm currently residing in Atlanta, GA but I travel a lot. I shoot and edit video.

September 12, 2014 at 4:51AM

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Rahiem Shabazz
Director of Photography | Editor |
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North Hollywood, California

September 15, 2014 at 5:27PM

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Jason Bowdach
Colorist
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Belgium

January 27, 2015 at 4:11AM

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gandulf charpentier
director of pornography
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Spain ¡Good!

January 27, 2015 at 2:18PM

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Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director
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Tucson AZ here

January 27, 2015 at 4:31PM

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Michael Militscher
Director / Commercial Producer
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Vancouver, BC

Hit me up if you want to collab anybody :)

January 27, 2015 at 11:01PM

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You can search for film people by region here: https://www.stage32.com I've found some crew in my area to work on a short film, it was very helpful.

January 29, 2015 at 3:58PM

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Katie Damien
Writer, Director, Producer
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