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Jeff Richards

About Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards has written and developed almost twenty feature films and television series, virtually all of which are either sold, under option, or produced. He has also directed, produced, and written numerous short films, including most recently the promotional "Episode Zero" for his web series "Jacked". Jeff is the founder of Allied Alchemy Studios, and offers both development notes and writing services at The Script Forge. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member for Spidvid.com and YouPix.org as well as a variety of technical and advisory roles on numerous independent short and feature films.

Indievelopment: Scary Times in Independent Filmmaking

Happy New Year! Wish I had cheerier news… I’ll preface this by saying it’s just my opinion, and it’s anecdotal. I haven’t done any mass survey or a comprehensive examination of the dollars and cents. But, from where I stand (and not just me), storm clouds are overhead. If it’s sunshine...

Indievelopment: Making a Short Film – Which Script to Film?

By Jeff Richards A lot of writers are choosing to shoot their own short film scripts as a way to get their name out there. It’s cheap (relatively), it’s achievable (sometimes), and it’s fun (except when it isn’t.) But, if you’re anything like most screenwriters, you have ideas melting out of...

Indievelopment: How Rob Ford Teaches Us The Basics

By Jeff Richards Hi folks. I’m from Canada. Did you know a few weeks ago that the mayor of Toronto was named Rob Ford? Well, I bet you do now. You’ve probably heard the allegations, the admissions, the whole sordid tale-to-date. And if you haven’t, every media outlet in North America, and...

Indievelopment: The Crowdfunding Finish Line

See that image over there? That’s our Kickstarter page, the small corner of the web that has been the centre of my life for the past month, as of 5:48PM yesterday. $8,500 pledged of $8,500 goal. Funded. There are no sweeter words to a crowdfunder. You know that look you see on...

Indievelopment: Taking Feedback Notes

If you’re going to be a writer, you’re going to get feedback notes. And if you’re going to be a professional writer, you’re going to get some savage notes along the way which you’ll have to listen to and use to make your writing better. And it takes about the first...