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Looking for collaborators to start shooting feature films

My name is Alberto and I have 20 years of experience in video production as editor, producer and videographer. I have a complete 4K system (Fs700 with cage, Odyssey 4K recorder with all codecs available and 2x1TB drives, Samyang Cine Lenses, Matte box) waiting to be used. I also have a 4K editing system (Avid or Premiere).

Although I have worked mainly for corporate clients, I am looking to build a team of professionals who want to produce independent films on a regular basis in a cooperative-like model; screenwriters, producers, DOPs, editors, actors… I have a weakness for horror, thriller and Sci-Fi, but I am open to any good ideas with the right people.

If you have already experience in the business but want to work on a non-egocentric team with the aim of building a viable production business in the medium term, then we can have a chat about it.
For more info take a look at my website: www.longshotmedia.org/

  • Hi Alberto,

    I'm a London-based American actress and would love to be part of your cooperative. I've had a look at your website and was quite impressed!

    My Spotlight link can be accessed via my profile.

    Kind regards,
    Paulina

    9 months ago
    • Hi Paulina,

      Thanks a lot for your interest; as soon as I have a few people on board I will setup a meeting to grab a coffee and discuss how to move forward, let's hope we can do it shortly after the Easter holidays.

      Best,

      Alberto

      9 months ago
  • Hi Alberto,

    Yes,Count me in as well!! I am based in London too. I am a native Italian performer. Actor, voice over, model. I am very passionate and love filming expecially thriller and horror.

    Loved those shot from your website.They are very cool!!
    Feel free to check me out on here or on spotlight accessible from the prof.

    All the best, see you soon.
    Luigi

    8 months ago
  • Great, thanks Luigi, I will add you to the list!

    See you soon,

    Alberto

    8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto,

    I'm director, editor, (a self-shooter) and performer. I'm interested in documentaries and comedy. Really would be great to be in touch with fellow film-makers who have the same level of passion and commitment to make films through a collective in collaboration.
    Looking forward to hearing from you,

    Best wishes,
    Janine

    8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto,

    I'm a DoP, colourist & animator. I've been a animator for 18 years and made the side step to shooting and grading 7 years ago, take a look at my work and let me know if I can be of any help www.leemjdaley.com

    Regards
    Lee

    8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto, I am a director but have several abilities in the field.
    This is my showreel: vimeo.com/156076592

    Should you have any ideas you want to bring into practice feel free to drop me a line at vdorofte@yahoo.com .

    Best wishes,
    Vlad Dorofte

    8 months ago
  • Dear all,

    Well, first, wow! I'm really positively surprised about the response, seems like there are a few like-minded people willing to do something a bit differently out there. Thank you all for coming forward, I'm pretty sure we will manage to do something we all can feel proud of.
    On a personal note, I want it to be a few levels up from the classic “let’s try to make a movie” that ends with a film which is marginally better than any student movie; I have the experience, the equipment and the willingness and I’m sure we can make it happen.
    Then, to the practical bit; ideally, we would organise a meeting where we can all get to know each other a bit better and see if it is really something we want to do. I know from experience that, even with the best intentions, sometimes it doesn’t work out personality-wise because of whatever reason. I also want for all of those who decide to go for it to have a clear idea of how we are going to get ourselves organised and how not only roles, tasks and duties are going to be distributed, but also how expectations and (if any) remuneration are going to be managed. Please don’t be scared of how this sounds, it is just that we should be on the same wavelength, otherwise it won’t work out, and I know it from previous experiences. It will be a long process and we won’t skip any step: we will find the right script and work on it until it is excellent, we will do the planning and pre-production, we will shoot test footage and look for locations, we’ll do the casting and find the right crew and, finally, we will shoot it, edit it and promote it wherever necessary. But, mainly, we will enjoy the journey from start to finish, even if sometimes we’ll wish we hadn’t got into it in the first place. Again it will be a long process, because it is the only way to get it right and to get something out of it career wise.
    So, after this unintended speech (sorry I had too much coffee today), how to organise a meeting? Well, I’m open to ideas, but, as I have already told some of you, I'm going to a meeting on the 21st of April for networking purposes (www.meetup.com/allfilmmakers/events/2384...). I have to admit I have never been to a meet up before and I just became member of the group, but the venue looks good, it’s quite central (Southbank) and for free, so maybe it’s a good starting point for those of you who can make it. For those who cannot, we’ll figure something out, maybe post here your ideas at the moment or send me an email. I can create a mailing list to keep you updated, but I will need for you to send me your email addresses (in a private email better just to avoid harvesting internet bots).
    For further questions or to get in touch, my email is bertocorredor at yahoo dot co dot uk.

    Looking forward to meeting you guys,

    Alberto

    8 months ago
    • Dear Alberto,

      what an amazing outline/manifesto/plan of action! I love it and am totally on board with your ethos.

      I've registered, RSVP-ed and printed out my badge for the meetup. SO PLEASED that badges are involved; I've been to many of these industry networking events and they all seem to consist of people who already know each other having some drinks and catching up. I've found them chaotic and haven't made any contacts simply because there was no clear organization beyond what appeared to be a purely social occasion rather than purposeful networking.

      I very much look forward to meeting you and others on the 21st!

      Warm regards,
      Paulina

      8 months ago
    • all right. see you on the 21st of April. if any further meetings need to be established I am thinking trafalgar square could be a good meeting spot. there are many coffee shops around.
      Kindest regards,
      Vlad

      8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto!

    I'm a cinematographer for commercials and corporate work and would love to get involved in collaboration on cinematography. I'm also very good with producing, scheduling, editing, grading. Here's my website: www.mikedonaghy.co.uk

    Only thing is I'm based in Liverpool but have friends I can stay with in London!

    Best wishes

    Mike

    8 months ago
  • So many hyphens. Is this what the world is now? Director-writer-DP-editor-colorist. I've spent 30 years doing one thing. And the 10 years before that doing one other thing. I guess I'm just slow or stupid. Or maybe I've been around too long and think that to be a professional means honing your craft. Don't mind me. I'm old and cranky. God speed.

    8 months ago
  • Don't worry about how Dan expressed it, but he's making a valid point - specialise! Jack of all trades/master of none as the expression goes, and people in the professional industry (as Dan is) will expect to see you with a principal and maybe secondary, compatible skill.

    Directing and writing may fit, or editing, but it's rather different than producing or grading...Production and creatives in fact pull in different directions, so wold I employ a production team member who's also a cinematographer and director? No, I'll go with a production specialist as I will know they're focussed. Sure a producer needs to know the departments well enough to call BS when they hear BS, but they are a producer foremostly. Same with a cinematographer - if I'm paying for one, I want someone who lives for the light and not for scheduling/AD work.

    So what Dan is saying is pick one and grow into the role. It's a good thing, not a limitation. By all means keep interested in everything going on around you, but the more dedicated you are, the faster you'll progress in that axis, and then the more employable you'll be in professional features world.

    There is certainly a place and great living for good generalists - "self-shooters" - but it tends to be corporates, weddings and EPK as opposed to feature production. If that's your thing, then that's pretty awesome as corporates can be very lucrative compared with features, but it's a different world. I know corporate cam ops who are entrenched in corporates world, are desperate to get into features and drama, but still want corporate/commercials rates - tends not to work out for them.

    8 months ago
  • I know how you feel Dan. I watch my grandsons multitasking whilst using technology, they're one and a half, two and a half and six and a half. Their generation is going to be awesome. Having said that our generation was awesome too, we changed the World very much for the better; for the most part. Our evolved specialisations are the foundations upon which the next generation of awesome stand. Their specialisation will not need to be the same as ours even though their objectives will. There's only seven stories they say; but with an indefinite number of themes.

    I had a friend in the 70's who earned a good living as a freelance computer operator. More recently I had the sureal experience of shooting from a Russian ex-military helicopter being operated by an Russian ex-military crew. It took three men to keep under control, each working their socks off throughout the flight. Their controls looked like something from a Jules Vern story.

    Artificial intelligence is going to make multitasking the thin end of the evolutionary wedge.

    8 months ago
  • Hi Dan and Paddy,

    Thanks for your input and, yes, many people feel the need to oversell themselves but, as you know, it won’t work on the long term if you want to make a long-standing career; I don’t have a problem with that and I know where it is coming from. It is the same as when I started film school almost 30 years ago; if you asked all students what they wanted to be, most would say, “Film director”. Reality will set in and, either you come down from the clouds or nobody will work with you. I think most will be down to attitude and also flexibility, if people are ready to put on work, we’ll find an adequate role for them.
    Said that, even if I agree with the gist of what you say, I don’t understand why you feel compelled to hijack a thread to give an opinion that feels patronising, even more when you are addressing people you don’t personally know. This thread was created to get people in touch with each other to try to get a feature film made in a different way. It might be a completely fiasco, the pipe dream born out of my mid-life crisis, who knows. But what I know is that I want to spend my time talking to people who want to try and do it. If you want to give us a hand, even if only with constructive advice, you are more than welcome (honestly); if that’s not the case, please move on and let us see our dreams crash by ourselves.

    All the best,

    Alberto

    8 months ago
    • No intention to hijack, was just trying to clarify. Good luck with the project :)

      All the best,
      Paddy

      8 months ago
    • Didn't we have another thread that was similar recently?

      8 months ago
    • Similar but different Wozy. The other one came with both equipment and a prescriptive creative agenda. If I understand Alberto's project the collaborative intent includes creative ideas. I'm not aware of any significant films that were truly democratic collaborations. There usually needs to be a creative guiding and driving force, director, producer, author; gotta be a captain of the ship before it goes to sea. It's this issue that is likely to be paramount.

      I'd love to see it work; a chemistry by caprice of chance rather than design I imagine.

      It'd be a great story so I hope Alberto and the team can keep us posted at least little bit as to how its going.

      Wishing the team joy with this.

      8 months ago
    • I love the idea Alberto and please count mean in! dont worry about the hi jackers and negativeness i got the same thing on one of my threads, infact thats what the two chaps are on about above lol! I have some amazing equipment myself and would love to join your meeting to discuss further ideas etc. I share your vision and passion for filmmaking and would be good to join the circle!

      Warmest regards
      Tristram Anyiam

      8 months ago
    • This is a community forum. The definition of a highjacking in this context would be the introduction of entirely non sector comments; otherwise any pertinent comment from members of this community are entirely fair. Arguments and differences of opinion are a part of what makes SP worth being a part of.

      It ought to be noted that the "highackers" in these two strands are all very experienced producers with a broad knowledge of pretty much every aspect of the essential processes. I'm talking about people who have produced or been crucially responsible for distributed bigger budget feature films across every genre of the art. The cross over to feature film from corporate and sub feature factual is quite a leap. As I've already suggested, successful cooperative democratic features are as rare as hens teeth, for a reason. It's not being negative for over 100 years of significant professionalism to butt in to an open forum with words of caution. Or to explain that elements of a projects design are, shall we say, swimming against the well tried tide of experience.

      For me it's like butting in when your toddler is about to play with matches. It was worth noting the differences between Tristram and Alberto's projects. Alberto's has a definitively cooperative proposition; already this strand has elicited an eclectic group of people offering an eclectic range of overlapping skills. Tristram's project was entirely different in that his call was for volunteers to help make an already pre-produced film.

      One of the main critical arguments has been with regard to the appropriateness or otherwise of basing a project disproportionately on the fact of there being in place specific cameras and equipment. Unlike my esteemed fellow members I can appreciate the potential benefits of having ones own kit where that kit is good enough for the purpose. It does depend on a number of variables. I think the main point that has elicited cautionary comment is that film clubs are rarely, if ever, a viable foundation to build a commercially distributable film upon. Having a worthwhile and enlightening experience is something else though and has little to do with economic viability.

      It's going to be about human chemistry amongst strangers. If fortune is well starred it's the discovery of symbiotic compatabilities that are likely to be the real prize.

      8 months ago
    • John, thanks for your comment. I'm not dismissing any input, as it would be completely mad from me to do so when it is coming from people who have more experience than me in this field; my only grievance (to call it somehow) is for some people to give non-practical advice from their "throne”. As I said, I’m open to constructive feedback and tips, contacts, networking opportunities and so on. I know is tiring or irritating for some of the experienced producers to see people with little or no insight calling themselves directors, producers, DoPs, etc, but, at the end of the day, reality will catch up with everyone. Anyway, I hope that’s it settled so we move on and the next comments are focused on practicalities.

      8 months ago
    • Apologies, Alberto.

      8 months ago
  • I am currently working on a film script that I write it myself. It's a romantic comedy that's based on true story, ME 😊. so, I'm interested in the project if you'd like to use my manuscript. Thanks! Buppha

    8 months ago
  • Hey Alberto,

    I'm a screen writer and performer based in London.
    I have a few sci fi and thriller scripts you might be interested in.

    8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto,

    Here at eesoteric-music.me, we create and present new original intelligent electronic music.

    We are interested in creating theme tracks upto full score for sci-fi, thriller and horror, as these are the genre we feel our music would suit best.

    We have good sound design knowledge in general, and also use Lightworks advanced film editing software.

    You can view and listen to 7 of our artists music videos on youtube at:
    www.youtube.com/channel/UCBj84x84GrKdlOU...

    You can listen and download our music free on our website at:
    eesoteric-music.me/

    Thanks for your time.

    Kind Regards,
    Max Wells
    max@eesoteric-music.me

    8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto

    I am a CAA approved Drone Pilot with Liability Insurance. I fly the DJI Inspire with X5R camera which is 4K RAW at 2.4Gbps and 12.8 stops of dynamic range. I also have a range of lenses. I'd be very interested in joining your merry band of movie makers. So if you are after those hard to reach shots, speeding or sweeping vistas, then please include me. I'd love to help.

    Cheers

    Chris

    www.professionalmotion.co.uk

    8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto, please could you add me to the list also. I note you guys are meeting up on 21st, but it's the day before a family wedding, so I would need to defer. But would love to attend a future networking event with you guys.

    I would consider myself a writer/ director/ but also a Dop ... i guess that's how everybody does it these days. But sometimes it's through necessity rather than having the budget choices.

    Cheers Tony oldhamtony@hotmail.com www.blackstonevalentine.com

    8 months ago
    • correction ... oldhamtony@hotmail.co.uk

      8 months ago
  • Hi everyone, just to clarify a bit what this is about, as I have the impression (mainly from the comments of more experienced people) that I might have not been completely clear; this call is to get people with itchy feet (and at least a bit of experience) who want to work towards the goal of shooting feature films of low or no budget. When I’m talking about a co-operative model, it doesn’t mean that everyone starts giving input during shooting or that there won’t be a creative direction; that would be impossible, too many cooks in one kitchen. We are not going to re-invent the wheel and have 15 directors and 5 DoPs, that would be plainly silly. But we will find a project that we are happy to work with from the inception, not only after planning has been done (unless you want that). It also means that it will be everyone’s project (or projects, who knows) and that - and that’s for me the co-op thing - we all get rewarded according to the time we invest, not according to the roles we have. Hopefully now everything is a bit clearer. Thanks again and sorry for any confusion created.

    Alberto

    8 months ago
  • Hello Alberto. I really like the collaborative approach you have described and would like to put my name in the hat for your consideration. I'm a Sony F55 owner/shooter for moving images and capture audio with my Sound Devices 664 etc. I would love to contribute alongside the fantastic group of people who have shown a keen interest your idea.

    Best regards

    Paul

    8 months ago
    • Excellent and flexible camera with great latitude. Very user friendly too. With an appropriate set of lenses and essential options it'd be perhaps forty grands worth, ex.VAT Looks like this cooperative could be spoiled for choice with a range of good cameras and other kit already on the table.

      8 months ago
  • Hi all
    I'm a composer/sound designer ready to do some films with some amazing people. Do you have room for one musician in your midst?
    Wishes, Henri Salonen

    8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto (and everyone!).

    This is an awesome idea and one I would certainly love to be considered for. I love the idea of creative collaborations, as so much can come from them and it isn’t all just about the money. I believe true creative works and ideas can spring from such situations, even to the point where those from other disciplines can contribute in areas which aren’t usually their own. I am a composer, sound designer and recordist happy to get my hands dirty with others and see what we produce. All the gear and ready to roll! Drop me a line would love to chat!

    All the best,

    Neil

    8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto - first, well done in attracting a bunch of people with a fair level of experience, and secondly, it's good to not have illusions about the pitfalls of your proposal. Perhaps the two go together!

    I've been thinking about how to do a zero-bedget production via "sweat equity" - ie cast and crew investing time, kit and even a bit of cash, and doing without external finance.

    For me, I'd want it to be an investment, and I'd want people whose time is valuable enough that they demand a real prospect of getting a return in excess of what they'd have earned if they'd been on a commercial shoot instead. Therefore the final product has to be not only good, but also marketable. And the marketing and distribution has to be part of the plan from the off... and this of course starts with having the right genre, concept and script.

    I will try to make it on the 21st, and look forward to meeting some of you who've joined this thread.

    8 months ago
    • Hi Glyn,

      Thanks a lot for your message. You have exactly described a good part of my approach; the idea is to produce films in a sustainable way, meaning, they have to have a chance to generate some revenue; we are, realistically speaking, not talking about massive earnings but enough to finance future projects an allow us to grow. Most probably we will have to start with crowdsourcing,i.e. each of us contributing in kind, with equipment and time mostly. Your sweat equity is a very visual description of that.
      I also agree that the focus should be on thriller and horror, maybe even action as they are niche genres with devout following and a quite developed circuit for low budget movies. They also are, as you said, quite more forgiving with story and technical shortcomings. Cable and freeview channels are flooded with movies that, without arrogance intended, are easy to surpass in quality terms. And they make money, not much but probably enough to get you to produce the next one; and I assume we all like the genre, as that is what I said I wanted to do in my original message.
      On the other hand, we will have a group of people with different sets of skills an experience, different creative visions and different personalities. That is why I think we will be doing more than one project simultaneously as it would be naive to pretend that someone with little experience is going to direct a DoP with years of work in the field; it won't work and people will end up disappointed.
      And then is the remuneration. My approach there (but as everything, it will be open to discussion) would be to decide how much time each role will require and then translate it to a percentage. I'm set on rewarding with the same rate everyone as that is the core of a cooperative; I know many people will find outrageous that the Director is on the same rate as the runner but said director would profit much more career-wise if the film is successful. Obviously any actual money paid out (equipment insurance, food, etc) would be the first thing to be reimbursed as we want people not to end out of pocket.

      8 months ago
    • @Alberto Corredor Marina
      The idea of the director getting the same reward as a runner is not exactly outrageous. It's kinda laudable - but it's also a good way of not getting first rate directors, actors, DPs, gaffers, editors, composers etc. It's not just their time that such people rightly want to have rewarded, it's also their talent, skill and experience. Runners will benefit from being associated with the success these HoDs (mainly) will create. Cooperatives don't have a single owner who grabs the profits... but this doesn't mean that everyone must be paid equal rates. Your last sentence is sound, and I have ideas on this, which I'm happy to discuss!

      8 months ago
    • Hi all, I know I'm a little non grata on this thread, but just think this is a point from Glyn really worth discussing. Here we're looking at it as being polarised between director and runners, and I'd argue both have something to gain from low/no pay. It's the other HoD's as correctly identified who have less to gain by working with few resources but no meaningful credit. Directors and writers get to claim artistic kudos, but to your grip, gaffer, AD, focus puller, location manager, caterer, soundie etc it's just another job. For instance, nobody goes to see a film because of the electrician, so the credit isn't an incentive for them, and if they're experienced they're probably not relishing the opportunity to work with very inexperienced people for the same pay. Those are the roles it'll be hard to fill, and yet they're rather essential.

      8 months ago
    • Hi all,

      First, Paddy you are more than welcome, I always try to be open and non-judgemental, and also completely understand the points you made before; again, your input is greatly appreciated. I agree with both of you, I’m not delusional here, that’s why I said, the main thing is to discuss how we want to organise ourselves and reach an agreement, I’m not here to impose my vision; I know most people don’t agree with my ideas about financial reward, and that is fine; I think that, if most people tell you that you are wrong, you most probably are. My main goal is to get films made in a sustainable way.
      The only aspects I won’t be compromising on are: 1) People have to be honest upfront (no hidden agendas please) in the role they want to have and what their expectations are. 2) Please leave your ego at home, be nice and enjoy the process; 3) We will run it in a co-op model, meaning profits (if any) will be re-invested in more productions. Any actual money paid out would be the first thing to be reimbursed; 4) Nobody will be forced to work in anything they don’t believe in.
      The rest, as I said, is open to discussion. I think many of you have valuable input in that and I’m already looking forward to talking to you about it.

      Alberto

      8 months ago
    • @Alberto Corredor Marina
      This thread is quite interesting. I've worked on Indies where everyone, from the director to the runner has been on the same rate. It works. And this model has been used on Indies that have quite high profile actors in the lead roles. Why do technicians work on such projects? No one answer. The number of answers probably equates to the number of technicians on the movie.

      8 months ago
  • Hola Alberto. Hello everyone. An interesting read and it is clear that all have something to offer from their past experiences or desires for the future. Please count me in or add me to the list. I will make sure I am there on the 21st of April. I am a mexican actor and director (theatre director) and have lived and worked in the UK for a while. Lately I have been going into production and into trying to create things for myself (in every aspect of life). I have just finished filming a thriller with a team I've worked with for a couple projects and have a couple scripts that I want to film. Maybe they can work here, maybe not. Still, my aim is to get involved, get doing things, get moving and finding the right people and projects to invest my time and heart in. Best wishes to all.

    8 months ago
  • Hola Alberto. Hello everyone. An interesting read and it is clear that all have something to offer from their past experiences or desires for the future. Please count me in or add me to the list. I will make sure I am there on the 21st of April. I am a mexican actor and director (theatre director) and have lived and worked in the UK for a while. Lately I have been going into production and into trying to create things for myself (in every aspect of life). I have just finished filming a thriller with a team I've worked with for a couple projects and have a couple scripts that I want to film. Maybe they can work here, maybe not. Still, my aim is to get involved, get doing things, get moving and finding the right people and projects to invest my time and heart in. Best wishes to all.

    8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto. Am a writer-director with lots of experience. We could grab a coffee if you'd like to talk about projects. I'm in West London.

    8 months ago
  • Hello I am also interested. I am a freelance filmmaker/ editor...usually work on my own but would love to create something as a team. I can film and edit, love vfx and experimenting.

    8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto, I'm a writer and I have a short horror script, Spider Love - a girl is nearly killed by her arachnephilia obsession during a virtual reality experience gone wrong.

    8 months ago
  • Due to a negative experience regarding an SP member who has responded to this post and will possibly be a part of this co-op I am pulling out and will not be attending the Meetup on the 21st. I wish you all the best.

    8 months ago
  • Good afternoon. I am a screenwriter, and I may have a (psychological thriller) feature film you'd be interested in. I have been working with industry professionals and am genuinely keen to develop my writing career. If you would like to discuss further, let me know & I'll message you. Best Wishes. Jane.

    8 months ago
  • I agree wit Paddy on this. Most of the belwo the line folks are either looking for a pay chakc or experince. The Kudos comes in above the line most of the time. Gotta look after the worker bees so the queen can get the honey.

    8 months ago
  • We made my first feature film The Devil's Rock with a very experienced professional crew all on minimum wage and it worked fine, whether they were the DOP or a runner. It meant firstly everyone who came onboard knew what they were getting into and came for the project, not the paycheck. Secondly there was complete parity amongst the crew - nobody got upset because someone else was getting paid more or had negotiated a higher rate.

    8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto (and guys!)
    I'm a London based Editor who would love to jump on board. Happy to meet up for a coffee to discuss things further.

    Daryl

    8 months ago
    • ... I'll also be at the event tomorrow.
      Daryl

      8 months ago
  • Hi Alberto! I'm a young Italian screenwriter based in London, and I have just finished to write a dark comedy that could be perfectly suitable for this new group! It will be a two hours comedy all set in a living room, so hopefully the budget will be minimum, but the project will be great! I would love to jump on board, thank you very much.

    8 months ago
  • It has been roughly one month since I started this thread in SP, and it has been a very informative, enriching and transformative experience since then. I was bombarded everyday with emails from people who were interested in taking part and I have to admit that I struggled just to keep up answering them, let alone having an overview of the contacts I got. I was very naive also in my approach, although, I think, that was one of the main strengths of my message. I also have managed to meet many of you personally, and those chats helped me to re-connect with this world again and reinforced my belief that what I (and you) want to achieve is possible. I know more now and have also gained a lot of clarity on how to take it forward. A big thanks goes to Paul Campion, who was kind and patient answering my questions, gave me a priceless insight into his experience and also pointed me to where my focus should be at the moment.
    I started this on the premise of honesty, and I intend to keep it like that. So, where do I stand?
    On the one hand, I'm happy to get people together who want to collaborate to produce independent films (short or long) and I'm keen to help with my skills and my equipment (not the highest grade you can find, but decent for independent movies). I’ve been contacted by (as per my last recollection): 6 actors, 15 directors, 20 writers, 5 composers, 4 producers, 7 DoPs, a few “I do it all”, editors, animators and colourists. It is a group of people with different sets of skills an experience, different creative visions and different personalities; it would be naive to pretend that someone with little experience is going to direct a DoP with years of work in the field, it won't work and people will end up disappointed. But contact me if you have a project in mind that you think I could help you with; no promises, but I will try.
    On the other hand, I'm aiming to shoot a feature length movie in the next 18 months (thriller/horror) where I'm involved as director/co-director, with little or no budget. I'm still meeting people who are generally interested and doing networking, but my focus is now to find a writer who, either has a great script I think I can make or that is keen on collaborating with me to develop it. Once I have the script I will get the team together from all of those who have met me and are interested in the project.

    Well, this all may sound familiar to what most people are looking for, but for me the process of getting the movie done is as important as the result itself, meaning I won't get involved with people with big egos or the “wrong" attitude; I've been there and don't want to be there again. It should be fun all the way to the premiere, or at least for most of the way.

    That’s it in a nutshell, please feel free to comment and please, please, give your feedback and ideas for an alternative way of doing it.

    7 months ago
    • Hi Alberto

      My name is Matthew Boardman and I am currently a student in filmmaking at Kingston University and I am trying to gain more on set experience, plus meeting more people in the industry to have more contacts.
      I saw this chat and would like to offer my myself as a Runner for when you do get this project off the ground.

      Good luck and let me know if you do need runners at all.

      all the best

      Matthew

      7 months ago
  • Hi Alberto please keep me in the loop thanks Shobina

    7 months ago
  • Hi Alberto,

    I work with audio post production and have over 5 years of professional experience creating sound effects and sound design for audiovisual media.

    Just wanted to let you know that I'm interested in your project and if you need someone to work on the sound, you can count on me.

    Best Regards,
    Vicenzo Bosa.

    5 months ago