Saturday, June 30, 2007

My book picks for independent film

OK, I'm busier than a one-armed paper hanger with pre-production and script polish (I imagine we'll be "polishing" right up until principal photography is finished) in order to meet the August 18th shoot date, but here are my favorite independent film books:


The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide - Chris Gore

I Wake Up Screening: What to Do Once You've Made That Movie - John Anderson and Laura Kim

From Reel to Deal - Dov S-S Simens

What They Don't Teach You at Film School - Camille Landau and Tiare White

43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film - John W. Cones

The Complete Independent Movie marketing Handbook - Mark Steven Bosko

Rebel Without a Crew - Robert Rodriguez

Make Your Own Damn Movie! - Lloyd Kaufman


There may be a couple others I left out, I may include these later - But these were the pick of the litter IMO.

I want to ask everyone who reads this a favor - If you could , leave me a comment, even if it's really short!

-Dave

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Thank you for listing these books. I have a couple of them myself and have found them to be great resources! I look forward to reviewing your other suggestions!

I hope all is going well with your film's pre-production.

Please keep me updated and let me know if there's some way I can help.

Best Wishes,
Wendy

Dave Narby said...

Hi Wendy!

Drop me a line at davenarby (at) gmail (dot) com !

There's a bunch of stuff I can use help with.

-Dave

Tom said...

Hi Dave --
I don't know if you remember me, but I was at Brockport when you were there. This is great that you are doing this. I wish you the best of luck.

Sincerely,
Tom Lemery

Elizabeth said...

Hey Dave- Just started follwoing the blog today and hope you have ample angels on this task!
Yer lovin' Auntie E.