Indie Film Investment Proposal for “The Hours Before”

Front Cover of the Investment Proposal

Hey Everybody, I thought I’d share one of the tools I’ve developed to help get my scripts developed. Filming shorts or scenes from feature-length stories can be very helpful in raising funds and getting people to share in your vision—critical to success in making movies. My short screenplay “The Hours Before” was produced twice: once in 2006 with director Ken Maskrey; the second production was with “Avatar” co-star Joel David Moore (“Dr. Norm Spellman”) as director and co-writer. Both are completely different stories, both good in their own way. I wrote a feature-length screenplay of the story and need funding in order to make it, so I created a Film Investment Proposal with my producing partner Sebastian Twardosz. Sebastian teaches a class at USC and let his students download a copy of the plan to use as a template. So I’m gonna share it HERE with you for the same reason. I used snapshots from one of the productions to make it look more visually appealing.  Lots of people differ in the categories that should be included in a film investment proposal, but the ones we’ve included seem universally acceptable. Take a look and as always, I’d love to hear your comments below. BTW, I’m still trying to make the feature-length version of “The Hours Before” a reality so if you like the ideas in the proposal, please help me put it together!