The Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass 2021...
What are YOU waiting for?
Guerilla Film Making is about YOU creating world-class, career-launching, marketable and sellable films with the resources that YOU have and can get now.
It’s about taking considered, informed and inspired ACTION today…
If you are tired of waiting for someone else to make it happen for your film and career, if you are ready to take massive action NOW…
Then join hundreds of like-minded filmmakers, producers, actors, and screenwriters for the gathering and indie film event of the year.
How Much: TBC
We are excited to announce that this masterclass is run in association with the Met Film School at Ealing Studios. You can find out more about the Met Film School at https://www.metfilmschool.ac.uk/
‘Chris’ positivity and energy is outstanding. It’s an inspiring, refreshing, exhilarating weekend that rekindled the original spark and reminded me that all the sacrifices I made to become a filmmaker were worth it because indeed I never feel more alive than on a film set’
Stephanie Joalland, writer/director/producer www.frenzyfilms.com
So look… some promises…
Guerilla Filmmaking isn’t for everyone.
It’s tough. By definition, it requires massive commitment, inspired problem-solving and extraordinary leadership. Making a guerilla feature film will change you forever. It will change the relationships with everyone in your life too. It’s not to be undertaken lightly.
On the flipside.
The alternative is really waiting for people to say yes to you. And if you are here, the likelihood is you have been asking and waiting and asking and waiting and… Yargh! The madness of someone else being in control of your destiny is debilitating.
And so I invite you. With extreme caution. Come seize back control of your destiny. Lead from the front. And make the god damned movie you WANT to make.
To be clear, I made my first feature film BECAUSE I was exhausted at hearing the word ‘No’, the phrase ‘it can’t be done’, and by people writing me off as too young and inexperienced.
That was at the start of my career and frankly, I have never looked back.
Since then I have made more feature films, co-ordinated crowd created feature films, exec and associate produced features, made countless shorts, some for passion, others for money, advised on lord only knows how many films, I even got into the race for an Oscar and got tantalizingly close.
So I have been at the coal face, and I am still there. Chipping away just like you.
‘It’s not just the information that makes this Masterclass so valuable, it’s the community that forms around you over the weekend that makes it NECESSARY! We found a first AD, got 60 new Twitter followers, and even received more financing for our film over the weekend’
Justin Tagg, Writer / Director
Add to that, over the course of writing six Guerilla Filmmakers Handbooks, I have interviewed hundreds of filmmakers about their films, careers, mistakes, and successes. And patterns, or templates for success, begin to emerge. Patterns we can ALL use.
This is the smart application of other people’s experiences. Learn from their costly successes and failures.
‘Thank you, thank you, thank you. It was an OUTSTANDING two days. Unforgettable. I’m sure any resurgence in the ailing British film industry will be largely down to you and your delightful team for giving us all the kick-up the ass we need. Feel so privileged to have attended. Pandora’s box has opened! (In a good way!)’
Charlotte Essex, Screenwriter, and Filmmaker
So are you ready for literally a thousand tips, tricks, strategies, and tactics for filmmaking and career success?
Are you prepared to meet hundreds of potential collaborators over two days?
That’s what this masterclass delivers.
Where is the money to make my film?
If there is one question I get asked over and over, it’s ‘where can I get funding?’ Honestly? There is no pot of money out there. And if there were a pot of money, no-one would tell you about it.
The truth is you are probably not going to get ‘funding’.
There I have said it. I strongly believe that we need to be the creators of our destiny by leveraging what we have, what we can get, and most magically, what shows up WHEN we commit and begin the journey. This isn’t some mystical energy, it’s simply what happens when people lead with passion, street smarts, integrity and a vision worth following.
This is the same ‘right stuff’ that the Apollo astronauts talked about when they went to the moon. That’s BECAUSE it’s your vision, your passion, YOUR FILM.
You need the ‘right stuff’ so that you can tackle the mountain of problems that you will face on your journey. And if you don’t have it, film making probably isn’t for you.
And it’s that same ‘right stuff’ that, in my experience, attracts investors, incredible crews, named actors, resources and ‘the magic’ to your project also.
And here is the good news.
And it’s REALLY good news!
You have already got more than you need to make your film. And more than that, enough to make an EXTRAORDINARY film.
- You have a great idea.You have the will to make it happen
- You have the vision to tell your story in a fresh way.
- And you have the ‘right stuff’.
‘Delivered in short bursts of rocket fuel for the soul’
Luke Campbell / Filmaker
Right Tool For The Right Job
So now, all you are really missing are the details so you that can make the right choices, hour by hour, day by day, week by week, as you move through your project. Because at the end of the day, filmmaking is simply a series of tough decisions, backed up by your creative talent.
By focusing on what you have, instead of what you don’t have, you can actually get your film made now. Not one day, not some day…those roads lead nowhere.
By making your film with what you have and can get, you can maintain creative control and make the movie you WANT to make.
And here’s the amazing thing. Once you commit to that journey, money, and resources seem to attract themselves to you, kind of magnetically. THE POT OF MONEY STARTS TO FIND YOU! To outsiders, this looks like some kind of magic, or they may say ‘wow, you were lucky!’. Luck has NOTHING to do with it.
I know this sounds counterintuitive, but I have experienced it personally on the features and the Oscar-shortlisted film I made.
I have also heard it said repeatedly, from the hundreds of filmmakers that I have interviewed in The Guerilla Film Makers Handbooks.
Take the first big, bold steps and the rest will follow.
‘After producing a string of award-winning short-films… and frustrated at not being able to move to the next stage with our concepts, we were feeling spent and disillusioned. Then we met Chris Jones at his Guerrilla Filmmakers workshop… Wow, man, he put the steel back into our rod!
Greg Hall, Producer – The Treehive, Australia
So What Is In The Workshop?
Over two packed days, we work through the whole process from concept to completion and beyond… story idea, genre impact, budget, script, funding, investors, company structure, copyright, casting, design, camera, HD tech, editing, mastering, sales and distribution, self-distribution, next steps…. And tons, and I mean TONS more. There is a schedule here…
Over 3,000 filmmakers have now taken the Masterclass and you can read feedback from past masterclasses here.
- Literally hundreds and hundreds of time, money, and pain-saving tips, tricks, and tactics.
- A deep understanding of the entire arc of your journey, from idea through to sales and beyond.
- Access to connect with hundreds of collaborators over the weekend.
- A MASSIVE injection of creative and entrepreneurial rocket fuel to the soul.
About past Guerilla Masterclasses...
✔️ Delegates gave us an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5
✔️ 99+% agreed the course was value for money
✔️ 98% would recommend to a friend
‘Chris directs his audience through the minefield of independent film making with confidence and clarity. His own experience as a filmmaker and writer of “The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook” allows him to deliver his hard won insights with more conviction and pragmatism than just about any other independent filmmaker in Britain today’.
Steve Wilson, CEO of Whistling Mule Productions
My Pledge To You
If your business, aspirations and film projects are not taken to a whole new level during the workshop, I will give you a full refund on the spot. Remember, as an organization, we are in the trenches right beside you. We have made films, we are making films and we connect with hundreds of experienced film makers through our books and bigger events.
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author