Learn how to maximise your film’s financial possibilities without giving up your artistic integrity.
Film Industry Analyst and Creative Director
A two-week part-time live online course, with a peer group of fellow filmmakers.
You’ll learn what works in your sub-genre, explore what your film could be and build a workable blueprint for how to maximise its commercial potential.
You're an indie filmmaker - a writer, producer, director or any combination.
You're developing a feature film in the next twelve months.
You want to secure funding and distribution without losing an ounce of artist integrity.
Stephen will take you through live online workshops twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm UK / 2pm ET / 11am PT.
Live sessions on Fridays to dive deeper into certain topics or explore timely subjects tailored to the needs of the cohort.
Join a private Slack channel to connect with peers, get feedback, ask for help, and more.
Learn from data on thousands of indie films to make informed decisions about yours.
I have spent the past decade analysing the film industry, studying which films work and why.
My research has been cited in the vast majority of news outlets and I’ve advised celebrities, studios, investors, academics and filmmakers.
What drives me is passion to understand how the industry functions, and then show filmmakers how to further their own goals.
For the first time, I've distilled this understanding into a course aimed at specifically helping indie filmmakers target their movies for success.
Stephen | stephenfollows.com
Examine thousands of commercially successful films and their elements. You will identify which elements of a film are perceived by audiences and how to describe the key elements of your own film.
There's an ideal version of your film out there and we'll explore a multiverse of possibilities by toggling the key elements of your film.
Find the audience who's dying to see your film by identifying audience attributes and asking smart questions to tease out their hidden expectations.
People make snap judgements when it come to deciding what to watch. Learn to craft packaging that makes it a no brainer for your audience to choose your film.
This course focuses on producing tangible outcomes and a blueprint that will help you on your filmmaking journey
You’ll be learning together through lively discussions in breakout rooms and with an engaged community
Join like-minded people in who will grow with you during and after the course