Film Locations

Finding locations for a film that are economical and available can be a difficult feat. As part of pre-production planning, create a shot list of all the locations needed, then start hunting for places to shoot a film where you can obtain permission. As part of finding film locations, the production will need insurance, film permits and a safe location to bring cast and crew. A location can make or break the visual appeal of a film, so choose your film location wisely and creatively.

film locations

Behind the Lines with DR: The Cost of Location

A few nights back I was having dinner with some new friends when I was reminded of this story. I was describing a conversation I’d had with director Florent Siri during pre-production on Hostage. Most of the movie takes place in and around a very special mountaintop house I’d invented for the movie....

Write, Direct, Repeat: Get Set

Back in 2009, when I had just begun studying screenwriting, I went to a one-day workshop on the basics of filmmaking that was geared toward first-time directors. I wasn’t attending because I thought I could ever direct a film – that seemed like a mythical goal well out of my reach...

What Goes Into An Indie Film Proposal?

Based on your hit list targets and call to action goals, your package may or may not include all of the following material (you may not even have or have a clue to some of it - but it's a living, breathing, evolving document - part of the process is doing...