|09-08-2011, 12:21 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2009
How does one go about making their screenplay into an Indie Film?
I'm interested in getting into the film and acting industry.
I know some of you are or might be thinking "well, no duh, who isn't?" but this really is my passion and it really seems that for me, this is the kind of a path intended for me.
I've just rebooted the project on a screenplay I've been working on in 2007 but never got around to finishing. And after I finish it, I want it made into a motion picture that would be shown in theaters.
Oh, and believe me, I did my homework, already understanding that filmmaking can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars but I've learned something in doing a little research - that movie studios will grant funding for filmmakers, just like the state's govergnment will grant funding for a kid to go to college?
But the $1,000,000 question is, how does a "nobody" go about doing that?
I'm certain that the company I ask to help me out here will have to be interested in my movie idea. And it's good that I learned that I learned about the financial aid stuff because I have to pay actors to be in my film. Speaking of that, I know a few major names I want involved in my film because physically, they look perfect for the roles. AND I will be playing a role myself!
She's also a "nobody" but I'm friends with this one girl. I didn't tell her about the movie yet but she looks absolutely PERFECT for this one role in the film. I know I can't force her if she decides against it but I sure hope she's intrested in this very part.
Oh, and I don't want to be the director of this film. My jobs here are just; producer, screenwriter, and actor. That's it.
There;s this movie coming out later this year called "Yelling to the Sky" (IMDB it). That's an indie movie! And that's just the kind of a film I wanna make!
Speaking of IMDB, I'm so excited about this that I'm already, with WordPad, making a false IMDB page for this movie. Pull me into reality... please! I really wanna do this, and I know there are steps I need to take TO do this but I need to know HOW! Suggestions, feedback, and constructive critism is greatly and deeply appreciated.
|10-20-2011, 04:22 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2010
A lot of "first timers" have found a way to get an agent because of someone they know, and they end up jumping right into the Hollywood system--which spits them out on the other-side a bit richer and a bit more sad because their "baby" got diced up and what is finally seen on screen is a fraction of your original idea.
Of course you could also release your eventual indie film yourself, which has gotten increasingly easier over the last four years.
This is, unfortunately, first and foremost a business. Art is left to the indies. If you want to make it Speilberg big, you better understand that MONEY comes first, ART comes second.
I could talk about this for hours, but I think we'll leave it at that. I myself wanted to be a film director and writer. I halted all progress on these ideas nearly three years ago. I wanted to learn how to make money online, to fund my creative projects. Soon enough I found myself realizing that I was a pretty good marketer and my whole world changed.
I still have that creative edge, however, I think in the future I'll be looking more at producing and marketing movies, rather than making them.
Best wishes in your journey!
|10-20-2011, 06:16 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2008
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