Tuesday, 13 May 2008

An Extract...

From the movie book I'm working on, chronicling my time working in indie film...

A massive step came next. With the trailer complete and a promotional press pack put together, Dave and Basia set about gathering the capital to get the thing made for real. Where did they go? Where else but the Cannes Film Festival. This took me by surprise, as it cemented the project in my head as something that really had a chance of being made and actually coming out looking like a film.

The dynamic duo spent a couple of days schmoozing with big name directors, producers and stars, and quaffing an insane amount of free champagne. For two days they weren't struggling film makers who populated a dilapidated and cramped office and had holes in their boots. For two days they were a director and a producer with a product to offer. Their gamble of a trip to Cannes had cost them pretty much every penny they had, but when they came back (with gargantuan hangovers), they brought news. Very big news indeed.

Our film had found financiers.

Suddenly we had been offered the chance to play in the big boy's yard. In total, the budget was going to stretch into the millions of pounds...


(The third ebook installment will be out soon, and once completed, the series will be collated into a full length book, with photos, a full script and additional material on making zero budget films). The first two parts are still available at my store.

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RedSoxExiles said...
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Andrew Hawnt said...
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DarkAngelMe said...

Congratulations...

I know how hard it can be to get financiers for a film.. I'm a Production Manager at a film / TV Production Company in Kenya.

Break a leg :-)