Hello, Nick from ColoradoSploitation Films here. We've put together several commercials, short films, two features, a Cambodian snuff film.....er, um....disreguard that last one. . I have severe post traumatic stress disorder from producing low budget films, but am always willing to help any way I can!.......there is no salvation for those of us who love film!
Darlene Cypser here. I run Inferno Film Productions (aka Inferno Motion Pictures). Inferno produces its own feature films and also acts as a sales agent for other producers helping them sell their movies to foreign and domestic distributors. So I am very familiar of what a producer needs to make a salable film. My current project is The Highwayman which is in pre-production.
Before I fell down the rabbit hole of film production I was an attorney with a practice in Boulder for 12+ years. I did business and tax law, landlord and tenant law, IT contracts, etc. I still consult on those matters occasionally. I started writing and publishing the Writer's Pocket Tax Guide in 1988 and later expanded the series to Publishers, Teachers, Screenwriters, Actors and Film and Video production (of course). I am very familiar with the federal incentives for film and video production, including the recently extended Sec. 189 deduction and the Domestic Production Activities Deduction (say that 3 times fast).
My "day job" is running The Midgard Corporation for Trygve Lode and thus overseeing his investments in several companies related to the movie business including Asgard Entertainment, Valkyrie Illumination and Bifrost Distribution.
I have on occasion given seminars about the business, legal and organizational issues involved with producing movies.
Hi I'm Darla Rae. I own and run Film It Productions. www.film-itproductions.com. Film It produces it's own films,including features and documentaries. Occasionally we look at other projects for consideration.
I have a partner who stays behind the scenes most of the time unless were in production and then you will see my sister Kas on set.
I started in the industry years ago as an actress in LA, at the age of 8 and made the cross over from stage to film at 18.Other than film related work I have over 30yrs of business experience in Aerospace Mfg in the area of Production Control,Procurement,Purchasing and subcontracts,and scheduling. My role was bringing all of the pieces together for NASA and others on Shuttle Missions and Space Station, just to name a few.
I only say that so you know where I learned the valuable skills that translate well over to Film Production.
I also occasionally offer short filmmaking workshops for beginner actors and want to be filmmakers.
My current productions are Making Burros Fly documentary and Section B. Both are in pre-production.However Burros has archival footage which we are going through at this time.
I probably have post traumatic stress from raising funds.Making the film is the easy part.
I am Jim Brennan. I own a production company with my wife, Veronica in Aurora called Hooligan Nation Productions. We do all kinds of for-hire work, from concept to delivery and everything in between, but most of our video work tends to be for non-profits and public agencies that deal with children that have special needs.
When we aren't doing that we develop our own feature, short and educational content, and help out other local filmmakers when we can.
I have also been known to pontificate, preach, and proselytize, as well as teach a class or two on how not to screw up a film.
I've worked extensively in television launching TV Guide On Screen, STARZ and TiVo. I've produced infomercials, TV and radio spots and over 200 minutes of interstitials for STARZ, the Black Movie Channel and more. I've worked with budgets that are in the millions down to a couple of thousand. Working on a set is special and I've enjoyed working with a lot of talent including Joe Montana, true little people who starred as elves and a cow. All of them brought something unique to the productions and made my job easier. To be a good producer you need to know time and money, lose the ego, be a great coach and enjoy the ride. Above all, choose talented people and work with the best. They'll make your game better.
I started out learning by producing, hosting and editing my half-hour community television series, Photo-Talk, on DCTV in Denver fifteen years ago. Over time I've graduated to feature documentaries and now looking at VOD. Film and TV producers are different animals and on top of that I do all my own crewing as a one man crew. Does that qualify or disqualify me as a CASA producer? Excuse the cut and paste, but writing isn't easy for me on account of my dyslexia...
Kent Gunnufson is an award winning photographer and video producer. He has been photographing the high country since the seventies resulting in Summit County’s first fine-art landscape book, TRACKING THE SNOWSHOE ITINERANT. He has been documenting mountain dwellers since 1982 for his ongoing series Life at 10,000 Feet. He began SnowStorm Publications in 1981 and SnowStorm Productions in 1994. Kent’s Portfolio One has sold in some of the world’s most distinguished galleries including Camera Obscura in Denver, CO. Kent has been acknowledged in CALIFORNIA ART REVIEW, reviewed in THE DENVER POST, featured in POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY, LOS ANGELES TIMES, and Colorado's major arts anthology, DENVER, CONFLUENCE OF THE ARTS. His cable programming, Photo-Talk, has highlighted many nationally renowned photographers such as Cole Weston, Robert Glenn Ketchum, and Al Weber. His award winning films have been showcased at film festivals from the west coast to the Rocky Mountain region. For four years he also produced segments for Mosaic, on the CBS affiliate KCNC. In 1998. the programs last year on air, it won a national award for our nation’s top 26 markets from the National Broadcast Association for Community Affairs and judged by the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Kent is also publisher of http://mountainmagazine.com and http://www.fototalk.tv .
Hi, my name is Rick Shipley and I'm an Independent Feature Motion Picture Maker. In Baltimore I founded Retro Distortion Productions and Produced a few Short Subjects, Music Videos and my first full length Rockabilly Action feature named Dangerous Mode. I was the Assiocate Producer/Crew/Actor in the movie Hunting Humans. 5 years ago I moved to Las Vegas to pursue a full time job in the entertainment industry and founded a new production company under the name Otto Parts Productions. I woked on a bunch of Music Videos and a feature named China Dolls while I was there. Currently I live in Lakewood and I'm trying to break into the movie scene here in Colorado. I am currently working on a Horror Script and I'm involved in a Teen Drama named Both Sides Now written by Amber Castello.
I am all about working on other folks projects, so if you need someone that has been around the block at least once let me know.
About me - I was a bartender, actor, radio DJ, news director, soccer player, advertising/PR person, and assistant director in college - but I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Post-College, I became a youth minister, radio talk show host, Fox affiliate sports reporter/anchor, Pro soccer announcer, radio promotions/production director, national radio DJ, and spokesperson for an international ministry - but I still didn't know what I wanted to do when I grew up.
Later, I created a copy writing/promotions company, became a marketing director for a car manufacturer, screenwriter, feature film Location Manager, UPM, Line Producer and Producer - and I STILL don't know what I want to do WHEN I grow up.
In the past year I moved back to the Denver area after a few years in NYC. I've worked on features in 16 states. But I would love CO to get great film incentives passed so that I could work in this great state.
I look forward to meeting and learning from everyone here. Producing - It's always a learning process. And I'm willing to help anyone, in any way that I can.
When this forum first started, I thought I wasn't really qualified to join. But now I see the topics everyone is discussing, I see there's a lot I can learn here.
I'm Todd Bradley, and I have written and directed about 8 short films over the past 4 years. And since I'm usually the principal organizer and funding source for these, I guess I "produced" them as well. You can see some of my work at the website for my tiny video production company, which is Exploding Corpse Productions, located here: http://explodingcorpse.com
I know nothing about fund raising for film making, selling films to Hollywood (or anywhere else), or getting investments. So far, all my films have been low enough budget that I've been able to pay for them out of my own pocket. But I imagine a day when I'd like to shoot a film that costs more than my personal disposable income will allow.
My name is Ty McIntosh-Campbell and along with Jack Timpson, we are Suncager, all things film. A fellow producer whom I worked with in a pilot production earlier this year introduced me to this site, and am extremely pleased how much insight I've already gotten being here! Thank you all to whom I've corresponed with so far, and if we haven't talked yet- please say hello and I'll say hi back.
We fund all our own projects through either Jack(he's based in LA, so I can stay here), or other multimedia productions I do here in Colorado. I am very open to incorporating other producers/filmmakers in our projects provided the finished product is better for it. We own all our own equipment as well, so if you need something- I probably have it. Should you need some help with a production, we might be able to help you out.
Those who know me know I have opinions on this industry, but I'm equally as open to listen to what one has to say. We can all learn from one another. There is no one right way to do things, and I'm going to say it- film school gives you a dime on every dollar. If someone wants to be a professional grip, UPM, or something like that then school might help in that avenue, and to develop a voice in film requires getting out there and doing it. I've been involved in film/tv/multimedia since I was 17, and I have learned one thing-
If you show people that you can be successful WITHOUT them, they will join you. If you show them that they can leave you over a barrel, they will not only join you, they will ruin your production and in some cases break your bank.
Everything else? I'll ask Hayley Garcia, he's in a much better position to know.
I look forward to meeting and possibly working with you in the future! Work hard and scare people folks!
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