Do you really want to know how to finance your film? Really? – Because if you want to keep your head buried in the sand.. please don’t read this.. it’ll just piss you off.

Why do indie film makers always want to make these big budget film project out of the gate. I had a guy who wants to make a $20M project… and he wanted to write, direct and star in it. Really? Here are 8 simple steps to getting $20M for your movie project.
Do you really want to know how to get financing? it’s easier than you think. STEP ONE: Write a check for $10K out of your own pocket, and make a FEATURE length film. Do the best you can with what you have. Then take the film to AFM and/or to the Caan MARKET (not the festival) and sell it for whatever you can get, but make sure it’s at least a good enough deal to make $10,001 dollars. come to the realization that you can’t write, direct, produce AND star in all your movies… it’s just too much work and you need to focus on one talent. Take the movie that just broke even and leverage the fact that you have a movie that was released and off to step 2. STEP 2: start asking around for $50K and repeat STEP ONE while earning more than $50K, using a professional writer and director. Then , STEP THREE, repeat at the $100K level, using a professional writer, director and a producer to help you. STEP FOUR, repeat at the $500K level using a WGA writer, a Director and another producer to help you, along with SAG actors. STEP FIVE repeat at the $1 M level using a WGA writer, a DGA director and SAG actors. STEP SIX, repeat at the $5M Level as a Union Film, with a WGA writer, DGA director, A team of good producers, SAG actors and Real post professionals. STEP SEVEN: Repeat at the $10M level. as a Union Film, with a WGA writer, DGA director, A team of good producers, SAG actors and Real post professionals. STEP EIGHT: Repeat Step 1 at the $20M level……with a good production company on board as co-production partners, with a Union Film, with a WGA writer, DGA director, A team of good producers, SAG actors and Real post professionals. NOW, you can make YOUR movie the way you want to and raise enough capital to do so, because you are now marketable and bankable. Any other way is pure and complete luck ( or you are sleeping with someone) …or most likely, a path to simply wasting your time and everyone around you…