Friday, July 29, 2016
The Film Club Project
Ever since we won the Cheyenne Shoot-Out Filmmaking Festival in 2011, Susan V. and I have been tossing around the idea of organizing a film club in Cheyenne.
The purpose would be to encourage local and regional filmmakers and share resources and knowledge about the amazing world of filmmaking.
This week I was inspired to give this idea serious consideration. First of all, is there interest in something like this in the community?
I have a cadre of actor friends who are involved in community theatre and who have also volunteered their time and talents in my own films. But they are not necessarily filmmakers.
What would the club entail?
Support and encouragement for filmmakers by providing resources to help with their projects, whether they need help providing actors, production assistants, information on upcoming film festivals, workshops on lighting, directing, sounds, location scouting, legal issues, fundraising, and more.
It would also be fun to have get-togethers like movie-watching parties or field trips to film festivals.
I would appreciate your comments and suggestions about starting a club/group like this. What worked? What didn't? What would you do differently?