Awakening the potential in
 INDEPENDENT FILM

We are determined to change the game for independent filmmakers by sharing industry knowledge, actionable advice, and the unique perspectives of industry professionals.

 

In everything we do, we strive to

Be Better.  Be Creative.  Be Engaged.  

Nicholas Buggs & Christopher Barkley

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Learn more about Chris and Nick

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The Voice of the Filmmaker Program brings educational, inspirational, and aspirational content to the filmmaking community.  

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MASTERING THE PITCH

Motivational Lecture
PITCH READINESS CHECK $150
Pitch us on your latest project and we'll provide you with comments and recommendations for improving your presentation.  
 
We focus on:
 
  • Articulating the four WHYs (Why You, Why This Film, Why Now, Why Me)
  • Matching the pitch to the audience
  • Telling a compelling story
  • Selling a compelling product
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PITCH PACKAGE DEVELOPMENT $450
 

We help you craft a winning pitch by providing you with project-specific recommendations in the following areas:

 

  • Tag Lines

  • Film Markets

  • Audience Archetypes

  • Key Demographics

  • Target Audiences

  • Release Timing Market Considerations

  • Audience Advocates

  • Strategic Partners

  • Key Force-Multipliers

WORKSHOPS
PANELS &

WEBINARS

We leverage our expertise as Executive and Advisory Producers to provide independent filmmakers with insights into the business side of film.  We'll discuss topics including branding and marketing, festival strategies, film distribution, and more.

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Let us be a part of your creative success!

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BUSINESS OF FILM
CONSULTATIONS

In addition to our Workshops, Panels, and Webinars, we also provide private consultations so that you can speak with us directly.  Let's set aside an hour to provide insights to help you with your next project.

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BONUS MATERIAL

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Don't Miss Out On

FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS

Subscribe to our Academy Award-Qualifying Film Festival Submission Calendar and never miss out on a submission window.

Subscribe to the Festival Submission iCal

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DISTRIBUTING ON AMAZON PRIME VIDEO

Learn about the Customer Engagement Ranking and what it means to you. 

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Before you go...

If you want to reach out to us to say hi, share an idea, request a guest spot on one of our podcast series, or just make two new friends in the filmmaking industry, go ahead and use the contact form below.  We'd love to hear from you!

GENERAL INQUIRIES

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