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London Collaborative

I'm sure there have been hundreds of threads like this before, but hey, I just resubscribed to SP and wanted to get some bang for my buck.

I'm looking to form a filmmaking collaborative in London. Not a formalised production company at the moment, but a group of people who meet up regularly – and keep in contact online – who represent as many different skills as possible in the filmmaking game. Basically, I've spent the best part of the last few years trying to push my own projects, often single-handedly, and I'd like to take some time to work on other people's projects, and try and help them realise their scripts and ideas.

Directors, writers, producers, PSMs, sound designers, composers, DOPs, MUAs, gaffers, grips, runners, caterers...etc, all of you would be welcome. We'd try and help each other and, in return, try and cauterise some of the stress and frustration that we've all felt on no-budget productions.

Please message me on here or email me at nick[@]theclapperbored.com if you're interested. Then we can come up with a catchy name and pool our resources to produce a couple of short films which will, ultimately, lead to great riches and acclaim.

Best,
Nick

  • Hi Nick,
    This sounds like a great idea. I'm a writer and graduated from Central Film School London a year ago, where I was nominated as 'screenwriter of the year'. I've been to a number of networking events, but am keen to do something, not just talk about it! I've got a few unproduced short scripts which shouldn't cost much to make and am currently working with some guys to develop a short sci-fi story. I'm very adaptable and am very happy to help others bring their projects to life, not just try to get my own stuff done. If you want to see what my writing's like, I'll happily send you a sample.
    All the best,

    Veronica Haidar

    3 years ago
  • Hi Veronica,

    That sounds great! I'm keen to make this as inclusive as possible, so nothing like a formal admission process. If you drop me an email to nick[@]theclapperbored.com then I'll add you to the mailing list I'm putting together. I've had a few other SP members contact me, and I have a few other contacts interested, so hopefully we'll be good to go.

    Then we can exchange plans and ideas why email before we have our first meet-up.

    Thanks,
    Nick

    3 years ago
  • I'm helping out with a new mass-collaborative startup company that is struggling into existence at the moment called Our Lot Studios who are trying to get as many screenwriters, film-makers and crew signed up and involved as possible. At the moment there is just a registration microsite - www.ourlotstudios.com - but the main website launch will be in late October and it will be devoted to getting collaborative projects made with potential audiences engaged in every production right from the outset. There is more info on the Facebook page than anywhere else on the net at the moment. www.facebook.com/ourlotstudios

    3 years ago
    • Hi Philip, just signed up to this! Sounds interesting. I'm an aspiring Screenwriter/Director.

      3 months ago
  • Hi Nick. You should check out www.docheads.org which is exactly what you are looking for in relation to film makers meeting up / an organisation.

    3 years ago
    • Hi Tristan - it seems practically everyone wants to join a group like this - I know I do - so what's stopping us?

      2 years ago
  • Sounds good, I'll drop you a mail.. :)

    3 years ago
  • Hi Tristan – DocHeads looks great. Not sure how I never knew about it before but I'll try and buy a membership this week.

    Thanks for all the emails guys, we're up and running and hopefully we'll meet up soon!

    3 years ago
  • I'm a stills photographer, so would be interested. I'm looking for projects in production.
    I went along to a couple of Meetups but no one was actually doing any work.

    3 years ago
  • Hey,

    I'm willing to do anything, my main priority right now is to learn. Full time student, BTEC Level 3 Media, I do work as a volunteer at a TV Studio based in Morden, I'm a camera operator, but as I said I'd be willing to do anything.

    3 years ago
  • Hey guys,
    I'm based in London and would love to get my hands on some promising scrip as a DOP.
    Let me know if you're gonna have a meeting.

    3 years ago
  • Hi Nick,

    I'm an actress, recently graduated from drama school in North London, and looking to make contacts/network/put together a show-reel etc etc......are you only looking for behind-the-scenes peeps, or front of camera as well??!.....thanks, Jules.

    3 years ago
  • Hi guys – If you drop me an email to the email address mentioned in the OP then I'll add you to the mailing list. I've had a really good response so there are quite a lot of us now, and I'm planning on arranging a meet-up in the next week or so.

    3 years ago
  • Hi Nick,

    Great idea, it took me a while to realise a one-man band con only do so much, happy to think of/contribute ideas and see how we can make this work. Will also drop you an email.

    Michal

    3 years ago
  • Hello Nick and all. I'm am actor, but I'm also interested in behind-camera. So far I've only done just camcorder stuff, like holidays, and wildlife etc., but I'd be interested in more, perhaps scripts or editing. Were in London are you?

    3 years ago
  • Hi Nick - don't forget that its our Doc Heads event on Thursday 30th - Where you can meet lots of like minded film makers

    3 years ago
  • Hi Nick. Love to meet up with other filmmakers in London. Let me know when and where you're planning to meet.

    3 years ago
  • definitely. tell us more.

    3 years ago
  • Hi Nick, I think it'd be useful for you to know also about Kino, a monthly event I run and which has been going for almost 6 years: www.kinolondon.com

    Our open-mic short film night is a major meet-up for filmmakers, actors, writers, shooters etc. We also facilitate new filmmaking - both on a monthly basis and sometimes in collaboration with organisations/companies like Tate and Sony. All our filmmaking projects are open-access (like our screen) and we have kick-started countless collaborations and new filmmaking partnerships - in fact that's largely what we're about.

    Unfortunately you just missed our October event (last night!). November date TBA shortly. Some photos from a recent one here: bit.ly/1w8FooG
    Generally we get around 100 to 120 people each month.

    Jamie

    3 years ago
  • Hi Nick. I already have such a group which you are very welcome to join. It's on the Meet Up website and it's called Lets Make Movies in London! Check it out and come along, give me a bell on 07745 662507 or check out my website lonelynightsproductions.co.uk
    Hope to hear from you soon, all the best

    3 years ago
  • Hi all–

    The first meeting of the group, back in November, was really well attended and productive. The second meeting will be taking place at 18:30 on FEBRUARY 24TH near Liverpool Street.

    If you're not on the mailing list but want to come along, that's great. The more the merrier. Drop me an email to nick[@]theclapperbored.com and I'll send on the details about location.

    All the best,
    Nick

    3 years ago
  • A filmmaking group within a filmmaking group... yeaaaa.. wait. What! Why?

    3 years ago
    • Where's the Shooting People collaborative group in London? SP is a great resource for people sat at their computer, but, judging by the almost-50 people who have joined this little group, some people want to get out and do some more fun projects.

      3 years ago
  • Where and when are you meeting next??

    3 years ago
  • Hello nick, I am interested. Like you I make films from scratch all by myself so it would be nice to work in collaboration sometimes. I can film and edit. I have a panasonic hdcam and a canon 600d with few lenses. 2 rode microphones, 1 tripod, 1 monopod, 1 green screen and one rotolight. I edit with final cut pro x on my mac book pro. Lastly I am based in South West London in Wandsworth. My website is www.keepsakevideos.co.uk. I am happy to collaborate with other filmmaker/actor and producers.

    3 years ago
  • Have sent you an email - is this coming Tuesday still happening?

    3 years ago
  • Hi all – If you're interested in coming to tomorrow's meeting, please drop me a line to nick[@]theclapperbored.com and I'll give you the details about the meeting location. It's at 6:30pm and the closest underground station is Liverpool Street. Thanks!

    3 years ago
  • Hi Nick, got completely overwhelmed with work yesterday and simply couldn't make it! :S Will definitely try make it to the next one!

    3 years ago
  • Hi everyone!

    We're having our 3rd meeting on Tuesday next week (that's 21st April), at 6pm. If you're interested in coming, send me an email to nick[@]theclapperbored.com and I'll give you details about the location. Starts at 6pm, but so long as you can get there by 7:30pm it should be worth your while!

    Since the last meeting we had, a number of people have worked together, have raised money together and did a 48-hour film together, so stuff does get done!

    Look forward to seeing people there,
    Nick

    3 years ago
  • That's brilliant Nick. Nice one.

    3 years ago
  • We're meeting at the upstairs room of The Bell pub near Liverpool Street, tonight from 6pm. If you're in the area and fancy coming along, we'd love to have you!

    3 years ago
  • Will be in London in July showing my latest docu. Hopefully it will coincide with a meetup.
    All the best.
    DGS

    3 years ago
    • Hi David – would be good to meet you! If you drop me an email to nick[@]theclapperbored.com, I'll make sure to let you know when the next meeting is!

      3 years ago
  • Hi Guys,

    It's so great to see internal communities flourishing on SP. The more active things are in facilitating filmmaking and just generally, making film happen! The Better! It would be great if you guys would be interested in coming along to our monthly Shooter in the Pub meet ups - maybe you could meet others to collaborate with there.

    Also, other members could get to know you guys and what you're doing and you're more than welcome to advertise your meetings there. The next one is on 6th May at the Arts Theatre Club in Soho - would be great to see some of your faces.

    SP

    3 years ago
    • Hi Kelie, thanks for the message.

      I know that a number of people who have come to our meetings have also been to Shooters in the Pub events, and plan to go to future meet-ups. The timings never seem to work out for me, but I am planning to come to one! I won't be able to make the 6th May as it's the last pre-election day for people working in that area, but I'll definitely keep an eye out for June/July.

      3 years ago
  • For those interested, we're having an informal coffee meeting this coming Wednesday at 11AM at Timberyard on Old Street. Very casual environment, hopefully there'll be a few people there and we can all discuss our respective projects and help out where possible.

    Completely free for anyone to drop by, though I'd be grateful if you could drop me a line at nick[@]theclapperbored.com so that I can expect you. And, if you're not currently on the mailing list, I can add your email to that so we keep you abreast of all future meetings and cast/crew calls!

    2 years ago
  • Am a senior citizen and am learning at City Lit London,MovieMaking.Am quiet thrilled by that subject.
    Would not mind spending some small money of my pension to create/collaborate on realizing a film.
    Any realistic proposition would be welcomed.

    2 years ago
    • Hi Gary - starting a 'Shakespeare' thing at the City Lit in January. Maybe we could meet up?

      2 years ago
  • Hi Nick. Keen to join something like this. I describe myself as an actor/writer. I've written several shorts and appeared in dozens. Have a look at my showreel which is on Youtube - Mac McKenna showreel 2013. See you soon?

    2 years ago
  • Nick, I am in the middle of building a group exactly like this. Let me know if you want to collaborate. We can share ideas and build.

    2 years ago
  • Hi everyone! We've got another meeting coming up next week on Monday (July 4th) at 7pm. The meetings so far have been really fun: a very chilled out and supportive environment to air thoughts/ideas/concerns about your and other people's productions. If you'd like to join the mailing list and/or come to next week's meeting, please drop me an email to nick[@]theclapperbored.com ! There's no football on that night, don't worry ;)

    1 year ago
  • Hey there, I'd be interested in attending. Suspect your mail box is full as I'm sure so many people are keen. Just popped you an email but it bounced :-(

    1 year ago
    • Hi Amanda, thanks for your interest! I just double-checked my inbox and sent myself a test email and it was all a-ok. Would you try again and see if it works? My email is nick[@]theclapperbored.com (without the square brackets). If it doesn't work again I'll find another way of adding you to the mailing list!

      1 year ago
  • Hi Nick, I'd be interested in going to the next group meeting. I run a small film business but would like to make more films and meet likeminded people. Best, Jonnie
    www.billionbites.co.uk
    Email is billionbites@gmail.com

    1 year ago
    • Hi Jonnie – That's great, for more details of the next meeting it'd be good to be on the mailing list. Email nick[@]theclapperbored.com to be added!

      1 year ago
  • We've got our next meeting on Monday 8th August. If you'd like to come along, or just to hear more details about it, please drop me an email to nick[@]theclapperbored.com

    1 year ago
  • For those who aren't on the mailing list or our social media accounts, we've got a meeting TONIGHT at 6:30PM at THE STAR OF KINGS near King's Cross. Please feel free to drop by, even if you've never been before. Come when you like, leave when you like – we're very relaxed and informal, just have a drink and talk film!

    12 months ago
  • Hi Nick, sounds interesting so I'll join your mailing list. I'm a producer and always looking to collaborate and develop ideas.

    12 months ago
  • Hi Nick, hope it went well last night, unfortunately I couldn't make it but I will join your mailing list & hope to make the next gathering. I'm actually just putting together an advert/manifesto with which to form a co-operative in order to make & distribute a feature film - so some cross pollination could be very helpful. This will start in earnest in the new year so watch this space.

    12 months ago
  • The next meeting will be on Monday 30th January (that's next Monday) from 6:30pm at The Star of Kings pub near King's Cross. Free to attend, bring friends and don't worry about letting me know in advance – just show up! We'll be upstairs in their Studio room.

    10 months ago
  • Hi guys – we have our next meeting next Wednesday (1st March) from 6:30pm at The Star of Kings near King's Cross. You're all invited (of course) and I hope to meet some new faces there.

    If you want to keep up to date with goings on, feel free to join the facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/londonfilmmaking...

    For some reason (my own stupidity perhaps) I can never create public events, but you'll find details of all the meet-ups on the wall there.

    9 months ago
  • Event is tomorrow! Do join if you fancy :)

    9 months ago
  • Great to see something materialise from initial chats (2 years back, now!)

    Matt
    SP

    8 months ago
  • Hi guys – Having a summer drinks/meet-up event this coming Monday (21st August) at The Star of Kings. Would love to see some new (and old) faces there: it's very chilled out, just discuss your project with fellow filmmakers in a relaxed atmosphere. And you don't even have to be working on anything – people are very grateful for feedback, help, advice and someone to drink with.

    So that's at 7pm on Monday 21st August at The Star of Kings (126 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 0AX) just a 5-10 min walk from King's Cross. We're upstairs in The Studio room, at the end of the corridor. Do email me on nickfthilton@gmail.com if you have any questions!

    3 months ago
    • This is TONIGHT. Please come, would be great to meet some new people!

      3 months ago
    • @Nick Hilton
      Hi Nick, I have just emailed you but then realised the original discussion was three years' old! Seems like it's still going but should I email your nickfthilton@gmail.com email instead? I'm on hello@danielwrites.co.uk (not sure if you received my message). Anyhow, I'm interested in getting involved!

      3 months ago
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    3 months ago