I am seeking a film producer to help me realise my first film. It will be a feature-length low-budget drama filmed and set in France.
While I have many years’ experience in writing plays for the stage, and have directed at theatres including the Hackney Empire, I’ve no experience in film outside making short inserts used as projections within stage productions. So, I’ve decided to openly advertising my search for a producer here as an adjunt to the usual informal networking. Maybe the perfect producer is out there somewhere. Maybe it’s you.
Qualities and qualifications
I’m looking for someone with a bit of experience under their belt or someone who is very hungry to learn: who has produced a few shorts perhaps, has worked alongside a producer on a feature, or has experience already in producing low-budget features. You will be responsible for raising funding (including your own fee), recruiting the production team and working with me to organise all aspects of the production.
You can be based anywhere, but London or southern France would be convenient.
Speaking French would be a huge plus, but it’s by no means a deal-breaker if you don’t.
The film will be a feature-length drama set in the south of France, in English with a mix of British, French and Australian characters: tense, funny, psychological, tragic and redemptive. It’s got a lot of darkness in it, with personal histories scarred by loss and abuse, but also a lot of light, and love and happiness prevail for some if not all of the protagonists.
The location and some cast members are in place, and I have a solid plan to shoot in September 2018. I expect to need to raise a budget in the tens of thousands (GBP).
I have a script treatment (synopsis) at the moment. The full screenplay is a work in progress. Please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to see either or apply for the role.
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