Weekend Masterclass
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From Dream To Film Maker In 3 Months

Weekend Film Makers Masterclass

Be On Fire in 2015:  Make Your Hit Film Happen Now



How to make your film exceptional and make it now. 

  • Learn how to produce quality professional feature or short films.
  • Learn about financing your film
  • Learn how to shoot your micro budget feature film on the weekend.
  • Learn what it takes to produce a $65Million feature film “Saving Mr Banks’  Ian Collie Producer will reveal all.
  • Learn about all the very best Indie Film Equipment on the Market and what you need for your productions.
  • Learn the keys to getting a ripper story for your film project
  • Learn how to support the best screen performances from your Cast.
  • Be Inspired and motivated to take action on your film project now
  • Launch your film project this weekend
  • Network with other film makers and align with your project


Colm O’Murchu & A LIST FILM MAKERS presents

Make Your Hit Film Happen Now





Content and Dates 


OPENING ADDRESS:    THE FILM MAKERS MINDSET  9.30AM – 9.45AM   Presented by Colm O’Murchu

Finance your Film  —  9,45AM  – 11AM

Joanna Sleigh & Thomas Mai from Pozible Crowd Funding tell you how. http://www.pozible.com/Crowdfunding and how to raise your money: Experts from Pozible will speak about setting up a Crowdfunding campaigns. This will be your chance to learn exactly how a funding campaign is set up.

  • The Awesome world of Crowdfunding
  • How to set up your Crowdfunding campaign
  • How to make your campaign a success.

NETWORKING BREAK  –  20 MINUTES 11am – 11.20am 

11.20 AM – 12.30PM  Weekend Warriors:

Shooting your Feature Film on the Weekend with no budget. Presented by Colm O’Murchu.

We will use the  The Makeover as an example of how a film can be made on the weekend with no advance budget and no advance money and still find an audience of millions around the world and win a gong at the New York Film Festival.

  • Micro Budget Film Clearly Defined.
  • The No Budget Feature Film you make now while you are waiting for the millions for the big one
  • The all Important Deadline for Shooting and The Right Energy
  • Cash-flowing the project. Each 3 Day weekend should cost next to nothing. However some cash will be needed
  • The Micro Budget Production Model totally explained.
  • The excitement of a Feature Film and how it permeates the crew and cast.
  • The Crew and Cast as your Shareholders and Career Development.
  • Casting process
  • The Crew
  •  Art Department
  • Costumes
  • Every crew and cast member a shareholder

12.30pm –  1.30pm     LUNCH


1.30 pm – 3pm Weekend Film Makers 

In this Session Colm O’Murchu will continue with the Weekend Film Makers Process  and how you can make a successful feature film on the weekend

3pm – 3.20pm Networking Break 

3.20pm – 4.50pm  A-Lister Top Aussie Film Makers Reveals – Ian Collie  Producer 

Ian is one of Australia’s most acclaimed Producers. His credits include three seasons of the highly acclaimed ABC TV series Rake starring Richard Roxburgh, three telemovies based on Peter Temple’s Jack Irish book series entitled Bad Debts and Black Tideand Dead Point, starring Guy Pearce; and a further Peter Temple adaptation The Broken Shore. Ian is also Executive Producer on the US version of Rake starring Greg Kinnear. Ian is the Producer the 2013 feature Saving Mr Banks which took $83 Million at the US Box Office. The film  stars Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson.

Saving Mr Banks Trailer Produced By Ian Collie 

  • How Ian  made it in the Film Business
  • How they work their craft with examples from their films
  • Stories about the making of their films

Colm O’Murchu’s Recommendation  4.50pm – 5pm    Wrap Up for the Day  The Heart of the Film Maker  5pm – 6pm Networking Drinks









9.30am – 10.40 am The Film Market for the Indie Film Maker – Colm O’Murchu

  • The Film Markets and how they work – Colm O’Murchu has been eight times to the Film Markets and will illustrate how they work.
  • How films are sold and distributed.
  • What you have to do for your film to get it sold at the market.
  • Why they are worth attending.
  • The Audience goal and why it is so important.

11 am – 11.20am  20 Minute Break

11.20 – 12.30  Nick Bolton Reveals

Title: Distributing content online. 

This session looks at:

  • the impact the internet has had on the film industry
  •  the challenges and opportunities for filmmakers
  • an overview of the platforms available to filmmakers to distribute content
  • commercialisation and monetisation strategies

Nick Bolton Reveals Part 2

Title: The Art of Perseverance in Australian Feature Film Making

The average fully financed feature film takes seven years to complete.  It’s a huge commitment. How does one persevere financially, personally, professionally, and creatively? Nick interviewed 40 feature filmmakers in Australia and will share their great insights, and lessons learned in their quest to fulfil their creative dream.


Nick Bolton has been a pioneer in the world of online video distribution for over ten years with Viocorp. Nick now runs his own production company TEN ALPHAS providing strategy and production services for corporates to plan their content, find distribution and monetise the effort.

Nick is also an accomplished Actor, Producer and Director in film, theatre and digital, having won many awards over the last ten years, and is represented by Encompass Management.

12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch

1.30pm – 3pm  Screen Acting with Dom McDonald  


Dominic McDonald has been a professional actor since 1987, since when he has appeared in nearly a dozen Feature Films, over a hundred hours of Network Television, more than thirty professional Theatre Productions, several TVC’s and numerous award winning Short Films. He has worked with some of Australia’s best known performers; Ben Mendelsohn, Radha Mitchell, Guy Pierce, Asher Keddie, Vince Collosimo and John Jarratt and some of Australia’s most talented directors; Charles “Bud” Tingwell, Peter Andrikidis and Dean Francis to name just a few.

  • How to recognise great Screen Performance
  • Directors collaboration with actors
  • Getting the best from your Actors for your Film.

3.20pm – 4.45pm:   Indie Film Maker Christopher Collins Reveals 

Chris Collins is a veteran of the Indie Film Scene. He has worked on countless films over the last 30 years. Recently he made a low budget feature film. He will show excerpts and talk all about the challenges of making a feature film Little Thief, on a low budget.

  • How he made it in the Film Business
  • How he made his recent feature film.

4.50 – 5.10pm PM –  Final Wrap Up Colm O’Murchu

5.10pm -Network Drinks – Meet and Deal 


Objective of the Course –  What you will achieve

  • Breakthroughs in your Film Directing Approach or as a Producer Help your Film Objectives of the Masterclass Weekend 
  • Massive Dozes of Motivation and Know- how in making a Feature Film Now
  • Networking with other potential collaborators and film industry personal.
  • Inside Tips from the Very best A Lister Film Makers in Australia.
  • Launch your Film Project on this Weekend

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