Director/Shooter/Editor needed for indie feature (Nominal Fee ONLY)

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by BulletDirector, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. This is from a friend of mine, please respond directly to email
    address at bottom of page, do not email me.
    *********



    Director/Shooter/Editor needed for indie feature

    MUST SHOOT, CHOP AND SCORE... FINISHERS ONLY.

    We are looking for an incredibly hungry, talented, independent film
    director/shooter/editor that wants to make a signature film - this a
    dynamic, dark dramedy, with action and must be very stylistic. We have
    the script, it's incredibly cool. We have a VERY little bit of cash.

    You need to dedicated your life until this is ready to sell. Must be
    fast, no BS, no ego, zero attitude. Money is coming from lead actor.
    You must be organized. Use storyboards. We can not have anyone who's
    shot list is in their head, it must be in black and white. We want you
    to be so into this, you drive us crazy with your passion.
    Show us what you've done - send your link to your work, your resume
    and a cover letter.

    We will be lensing March 15. You must be ready to go into pre-
    production right away.

    If you are looking for lots of money, or a job to pay your rent,
    please do not apply - we are looking for people who want to make a
    difference in their career. This project, if you are the one to make
    it great, will get unbelievable exposure. We have a budget for film
    festivals and markets as a principal part of our plan and a very
    reputable pr agency has already signed.

    So you know up front, the production company has final cut, this is
    not open for negotiation - as we have to leave it open for our
    distributors - yes we are already in discussions. We will definitely
    encourage a directors cut and hopefully that will be the one they
    choose to go with.

    Please send resumes/links to
     
    BulletDirector, Jan 27, 2008
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  2. Yeah yeah, we heard that one a billion times before, "unbelievable
    exposure" :) It is a fool which does so much work for a minimal fee. You
    will get what you pay for.... a hack, which due to your demands gets fed up
    with the project, and bail out half-way, followed by the next and the next
    and.... you end up finishing it yourself.

    Anyway, good luck! :)

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jan 27, 2008
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  3. BulletDirector

    Larry in AZ Guest

    Yeah, just look at Craigslist TV/Film listings. Loaded with bubbly promises
    for those who'll work for nothing.
     
    Larry in AZ, Jan 28, 2008
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  4. BulletDirector

    nappy Guest

    Let's do some interpretation here:


    "We are looking for an incredibly hungry, "

    We have no money.


    "We have a VERY little bit of cash."

    We have no money


    "You need to dedicated your life until this is ready to sell. Must be
    fast, no BS, no ego, zero attitude. Money is coming from lead actor."

    We have no money.


    "We want you to be so into this, you drive us crazy with your passion."

    We have no money.,


    "This project, if you are the one to make it great, will get unbelievable
    exposure"

    If I am tthe one to make it great I will consider cutting you in on it..
    howz that?



    " the production company has final cut, this is not open for negotiation"

    TRANSLATION:
    We are so new at this that we aren't embarrassed to post such a ludicrous
    ad.
     
    nappy, Jan 28, 2008
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  5. "Larry in AZ" wrote ...
    The latest insane CL posting is a regular entertainment
    feature now over on the film sound production newsgroup
    news:rec.arts.movies.production.sound
     
    Richard Crowley, Jan 28, 2008
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  6. BulletDirector

    Jim Guest


    Even if someone was interested, there is not a single mention of what part
    of the world this is taking place in.
    Guess they figured folks will be willing to travel to whereever. (On their
    own expense)
     
    Jim, Jan 28, 2008
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  7. Of course ;-)

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Jan 28, 2008
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  8. BulletDirector

    bob Guest

    well can we talk about filming it 1st before we talk about everything
    else please e-mail me at jaybirdchest @ y a h o o . c o m. i have no
    money so can some one help me out the kindness of there heart for free
    i want to turn a script into a movie any ideas
     
    bob, Jan 28, 2008
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  9. If you aren't even going to reveal what city you are in, suggest
    strongly that you give up these newsgroups (which are read
    around the planet) and go post something on Craig's List in
    your city. Nobody is going to spend money traveling to your
    city to work on your movie for "nominal fee" (which likely
    wouldn't even cover travel expenses).
    Sorry to be so blunt, but get a clue.
     
    Richard Crowley, Jan 29, 2008
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  10. BulletDirector

    PTravel Guest

    Rec.video.production is a newsgroup that is read almost exclusively by
    professionals. "Professional" means that these folks get paid for their
    work. If you're looking for free help and don't have a particularly
    compelling reason why a pro should give it to you, you might do better
    talking to your local university or college film department.
     
    PTravel, Jan 29, 2008
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  11. BulletDirector

    nappy Guest

    bob

    steal a camera and get started.
     
    nappy, Jan 29, 2008
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  12. We get in the screenwriting newsgroup the occasional "offer" to write a
    script for free in exchange for fame, glory and artistic integrity - and
    nothing else. The poster - who usually seems ill-equipped to produce
    anything worthy of fame, or glory, or artistic integrity for that matter
    - is always quick to say that they can't pay a dime because the movie
    will be shown in festivals for exposure alone. "So then", I tell them,
    "you won't mind writing a contract promising a share of whatever money
    the movie might eventually make if it wins contests or is remade by a
    studio?"

    Oh yes, they. They terribly mind. Now, why would they balk at promising
    money from a movie which, by their own account, will never, ever make
    any, I wonder?



    jaybee
     
    Jacques E. Bouchard, Feb 3, 2008
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  13. Ah yes. "Deferred payment" is another warning sign ;-) But that doesn't
    mean I am not doing fun stuff for free. Sometimes for a small project, it
    becomes irresiteable. But shooting a full feature for free? No way :)

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Feb 3, 2008
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  14. Cough, make that "irresistible"

    (sake influences language skills ;-) )

    -m-
     
    Martin Heffels, Feb 3, 2008
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