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London Breakfast Club: Writing, Producing, Funding and Shooting your short...
Fri 7 July 2017, 14:30 – 17:00 BST
Writing, Producing, Funding and Shooting your short film
You’d love to make film but you’ve never written a script in your life. You’ve got no idea how to produce, no contacts and absolutely no funds.
Neither did Vanessa Bailey and she didn’t let that stop her. Armed with her passion for storytelling and her dogged determination Vanessa embarked on a journey to bring her short film Seeing Him to the big screen. A journey which challenged her to her very core, but never defeated her.
By networking, crowdfunding and learning as she went Vanessa pulled together a team of experienced industry professionals, including multiple award-winning director Chris Jones.
How did Vanessa make the leap from zero filmmaking experience to a writer and producer with a team whose combined credits include Fortitude, Humans, Sherlock Holmes, Mission Impossible and Kingsman: The Secret Service? Shooting on an Arri Alexa with anamorphic lenses (if you don’t know what that means, ask a director of photography).
In this inspiring session Vanessa will share:
- How to write a script that people will want to help you make. For free.
- How to produce when you have no idea about filmmaking – when to challenge your limitations and when to acknowledge them
- How to make the vital connections you need online and in the real world to help you make your film
- How to crowdfund to finance your film – Vanessa ran five crowdfunds!
- How to connect with actors and get them on board
- How to maintain self-belief and focus when things go wrong
If you think you need to go to film school to make a cinema quality short film that packs a serious punch think again. Come and find out how it can be done. Even against all the odds.
And remember, aside from a fantastic talk, you will also get the opportunity to ask Vanessa questions after the session, enjoy a pre-weekend bevy or two and also network with other filmmakers and screenwriters just like you.
See you there!