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Advice on funding student film.

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My final project class is coming this spring and I've decided to do a film. However I want this to be the film of all films but my resources are limited as is my filming equipment. I know you're going to say find producers but how would I go about doing that? I'm in the process of doing the script and will be editing, directing and writing it all myself. I have the software I need but I don't have the hardware or money for props. I'd like to somehow find funding for purchasing a camera this is capable of producing film like footage, lights, microphones, props, tripods the works, Where do I start? I don't make enough money and am a full time student. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Also this film will be dedicated to Sam Mills.

I'd rather not take out a loan, actually it's out of the question but maybe there are companies who give film students grants or donations for their ventures?

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any way to rent equipment?

also you might try contacting the panthers PR department (or even send a snail-mail letter to JR himself) announcing your interest in working on the project (i'm assuming the project is about sam mills... or is dedicated to different from what you're actually filming?) you might find them accommodating.

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any way to rent equipment?

also you might try contacting the panthers PR department (or even send a snail-mail letter to JR himself) announcing your interest in working on the project (i'm assuming the project is about sam mills... or is dedicated to different from what you're actually filming?) you might find them accommodating.

The story is about Sam Mills however the title of the film will be Keep Pounding. The story has more a Thomas Davis story than Sams. I do like the idea of contacting JR. However I'm not sure the story is enough to warrant any help. Also I live in Connecticut and although a fan for almost 10 years have never been to BoA.

"This is the story of an athlete whose dream is to play professional football. He is very talented but has an uphill battle ahead of him. His senior season he suffered a season ending injury and colleges are apprehensive when it comes to the thought of bringing him in to be a part of their program. Along with his physical traumas he also has to deal with depression, staying out of trouble as well as having epilepsy since he was a child. His older brother as well as personal trainer is trying to get him back to where he was before the injury while also fighting his own demons. It will be a drama and underdog film."

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seriously, contact them. these are the types of bones they're likely to throw out to fans, especially when the team has been such a shitty on-field product for the last half a decade.

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seriously, contact them. these are the types of bones they're likely to throw out to fans, especially when the team has been such a shitty on-field product for the last half a decade.

Thanks for the advice! I'll start writing up a draft tomorrow!
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My advice is go UConn, except when it involves disadvantaging UNC in anyway.

Hope that helps, and good luck!!

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What class/department and where are you in school? UNCG has a media studies department and they have all kinda of professional equipment available to students. Maybe your school has a similar department? Seems obvious but figured I'd point it out.

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The technology at my school is archaic and you can only use equipment if it's on school grounds.

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PM Biscuit and ask for a donation. I hear he is loaded.

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PM Biscuit and ask for a donation. I hear he is loaded.

If biscuit was my producer he'd force me to have nudity in every scene.
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