Peter Broderick is an expert on film distribution for indie films. His company, Paradigm Consulting, helps filmmakers design and implement state-of-the-art financing, distribution, and outreach strategies.
The Roy W. Dean Film Grants funds independent feature films, documentaries, web series, and short films that are unique and make a contribution to society that, without its help, might otherwise never get made.
From the hundreds of applications I read a year, the ones that stay with me are the ones that include a picture, or one-sheet, representing the film’s concept. Instant association; this is what you want from the very first day you start to work on your film.
Ok, you’ve got a great idea for a film. You’ve created a fantastic proposal and you’ve perfected your pitch. You’re next move should be to create a captivating trailer.
Now, you need a plan of attack because now you need to start raising money.