Monday, April 26, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
And I make one to two narrative features per year as well.
So my crew needs never end.
Where do I find all of this crew? I prefer to find them through referrals from my colleagues. But referrals only go so far. I often have more needs for crew than referrals can cover.
And I have tried pretty much every resource out there for crew. I will rate them here.
1) Crew Lists. The best resource besides referrals are past crew lists from other projects -- and not just your own. Little known resource: State film commissions collect crew lists from film projects in their regions. Ask for copies of those crew lists. Call the producer and get the scoop on the crew you are seeking.
2) Craigslist. Yes, Craigslist is my number one Internet resource for finding crew. No fee to post when you put the job under gigs and you get immediate responses from probably the largest pool of people.
3) Mandy.com. Mandy is a close second but I think Craigslist is a little better as more people know about Craigslist than Mandy.
4) EntertainmentCareers.net. Great resource for longer term job postings -- like finding assistants or interns. As the title suggests, this site is primarily for career jobs so I don't really use it for crew but I do use it for finding interns!
5) Media-Match.com. Pay is involved for those seeking gigs. That means less of a pool tracking the gigs. Great site but I try to avoid those that require a fee for anyone.
I know there are other sites as well but I just don't use them. By the time I make it through the above sites, I usually have hundreds of resumes to sift through...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Trevor has appeared in the films The Sixth Sense, Genius, The Patriot, Jurassic Park III, The Glass House, Mean Creek, Empire Falls, Local Color, Off the Black, and Brotherhood.
For updates on our journey to make The Diary of Preston Plummer, become a fan of the film on Facebook here: The Diary of Preston Plummer Facebook Page.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
That is super cool news and so validating for us as filmmakers. In this recessionary environment, you get so used to hearing "no" and fielding rejection that it comes as a wonderful jolt to get some really good news.
We already have offers from other theaters across the United States so we see what happens! I'll keep everyone posted and hopefully the film will make it to your hometown. Thanks everyone for helping me to remain positive and hopeful as an indie filmmaker.