When you become a member, you'll have access to in-depth training and resources on all aspects of filmmaking. PLUS you'll have access to a community of other serious filmmakers to support you.
My name is Tom Malloy.
Long before I produced my first feature, I had no idea how to get started. And I had a lot of questions.
I mean, how do you write or get the rights to a great screenplay?
When you have a screenplay how do you break it down into a schedule and then a budget?
How do you take the your schedule and budget and use that information to write a film business plan?
Once you have a film business plan, what is the next step for raising the money? How do you find an attorney? And what do you ask?
How do you find and get meetings with prospective film investors?
Once you find investors, make the pitch, get rejected, and keep going until you raise the money.
How do you hire a cast and crew and produce the film...
Once you have a fully finished feature film, ready for the marketplace, how do you sell your film?
Perhaps you’ve been stuck in procrastination mode, thinking about making your feature film, but never fully taking action.
Maybe you feel like the whole feature film producing process is too complicated...
And maybe you just don’t know where to start?
If so, you are not alone.
I can tell you that everyone who has ever produced a feature film has felt stuck from time to time.
When you join Filmmaking Stuff HQ, you'll get my personal film producer roadmap, so you can unstuck yourself.
The FSHQ Mastermind program will keep you accountable.
Get started today.
- Tom Malloy
P.S. Seriously. You have waited your whole life to produce a film. Don't you owe it to yourself to finally take action?
The professional filmmaker training included in your membership is current and actionable. You will get a real world, updated roadmap so you can learn how to development, fund, produce and sell your feature film.
The Filmmaker Action Pack will give you a complete overview of all the best practices for getting your film produced and sold. This video series will teach you what it takes to make movies, with step-by-step instructions on how to get things done. When you complete this introductory training, you will know the necessary steps for taking your story from script to screen.
In order to make a great film, you need to have a killer screenplay. The characters need to seem real, and the dialogue must sound natural. There must be something suspenseful about the plot, and the story needs to have a satisfying ending. In this video training, you will gain step-by-step insights on how to turn your idea into a first draft of an awesome screenplay.
A film business plan is a document that tells prospective investors what your movie is about and how much it will cost to produce. Your film business plan will also explain how you intend to market and sell your film. And most importantly, your film business plan will explain why someone should invest in your movie. In this video training, Tom Malloy shows you how to finish your film business plan fast.
After producing multiple feature films, I realized there is one distinct secret strategy between feature films that get produced and those that do not. A large percentage of the projects where I employed the “funded development strategy” were successful in getting the green light. In this step-by-step video training, you'll discover how to employ this strategy in your own film producing.
Casting name actors is often the differentiating factor between a producing a backyard indie or making a professionally produced film. And when your film is fully finished and ready for the marketplace, having a name cast is often the difference between landing a theatrical release or a straight to VOD release. This step-by-step video training shows you how to find, approach and cast name actors.
In this series of videos, I break down step by step the directions for How to Find Investors who could potentially invest in your film projects. And if you’ve watched my videos before, you know I hold NOTHING back. I give you every tactic I have used and continue to use. These are the same techniques that have allowed me to have the motion pircture career I have.
You can learn a lot about the filmmaking process. But unless you learn how to pitch, your career will move at a very slow pace. For this reason, pitching is THE most important skill you can learn to accelerate your filmmaking success. What you'll gain in this training is the exact system that allowed me to pitch and close deals on many films. And you can learn it too.
Getting a film distribution deal is exciting. After all your hard work, your feature film will finally be available in popular platforms like Netflix for the world to see. That is until you get the dreaded call. Your motion picture delivery has failed quality control, and you missed the delivery window. As a result, your distribution deal is dead. This video training helps you avoid common delivery pitfalls.
The American Film Market is a trade show that happens every fall in Santa Monica, California, where movie buyers and movie sellers meet and make deals. As a film producer, AFM also offers you the opportunity to meet and pitch your feature film to industry executives and film distributors. This video training shows you how to navigate the American Film Market like a professional.
Film distribution is the process that gets your feature film seen and selling in movie theaters, video on demand platforms, and television networks all around the world. To get worldwide distribution, you will need to work with a film sales agent or distributor. This video training shows you how to attract distributors and negotiate an awesome distribution deal in today's marketplace.
FSHQ has given me thoughtful, actionable advice on pitching, marketing, and distribution strategy. Our mastermind calls really meet each of us where we and our projects are at. The responsiveness to my emails, as well as the filmmaking insider posts, make me feel like a part of this growing community.
"When I finished my first feature, I joined FSHQ for guidance. That decision will be paying dividends in my career for years to come. Whether you are just starting your film, or you are trying to figure out how to get your film distributed, this training info can help you take your project to the next level."
Producer and Director
"I have an MFA in screenwriting from UCLA, and I've produced dozens of short films for brands and entertainment. But I still find the structure, support, motivation and accountability that are the foundation pillars of this group crucial in helping me stay focused on achieving my goals."
Writer and Producer
"Filmmaking Stuff HQ is the perfect platform for the new generation of filmmakers who don't know where to go or what to do. I highly recommend checking out Filmmaking Stuff HQ - It's an invaluable resource to help bring your film project from concept to completion."
"The Mastermind group helped me to expand my knowledge on marketing and distribution for independent films. You get a lot of useful advice, and most importantly you connect with other creators that share the same passion for filmmaking as you d