Cast and crew up with creatives turned equity partners + lower the filmmaking barriers
how it works
Sign up for FREE. Pitch a production ready project stating the roles you are seeking and equity offerings / terms. Open filmmaking.com sends your pitch to our extensive list of cast and crew members seeking sweat equity opportunities in your project’s genre. Interested parties reach out to get involved. Request auditions, view reels and portfolios, and enter into partnerships with the best candidates *we’re here to help facilitate the process*. Go into production and post with a drastically lowered budget resulting in an increased probability of finishing your film. Distribute and market your film with the help of your equity partners with a vested interest in its success. Earn and pay out profits. Everybody wins. Rinse and repeat.
Cast / Crew↗
Sign up for FREE. Complete a questionnaire detailing the types of films you are interested in working on and in what capacity: cast or production / post production crew. Receive new and exciting vetted project pitches ready for production from writers and creatives offering equity in their projects direct to your inbox.
Find a project you believe in and are excited about and offer your talents and/or resources in exchange for points in the film. With costs drastically lowered, your project will be more likely to reach completion and obtain distribution. Expand your creative network and gain credit, experience, footage for your reel, and be paid from profits as part owner of the film. Everybody wins. Rinse and repeat.
COSTS OF INDIE FILMMAKING
- Cast (25%): This includes paying actors and any associated expenses like travel, lodging, and per diems.
- Crew (30%): This includes paying for a director of photography, camera operators, sound technicians, production designers, editors, and any other key crew members. It also covers any equipment rentals and associated expenses like insurance and transportation.
- Production (10%): This includes location rental fees, set construction, props, costumes, and any other expenses associated with the actual production.
- Food (15%): This includes craft services and catering for the cast and crew during production.
- Post-production (10%): This includes editing, sound design, color correction, and any other post-production expenses.
- Marketing and publicity (5%): This includes creating marketing materials like posters and trailers, as well as any expenses associated with promoting the film.
- Distribution (5%): This includes expenses associated with getting the film into festivals or securing distribution deals.