16th Nov2020

The Filmmakers Podcast #190: How to Pitch your Movie

by Phil Wheat

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors.

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The Filmmakers Podcast #190: How to Pitch your Movie to Get the Green Light with John Livesay & Producer Aaron Scotti

This week we’re shaking things up a bit with a masterclass on pitching your dream project to studios and financiers. Joining Giles Alderson is regular co-host Director/Producer Dom Lenoir as they both sit down with presentation and pitching expert John Livesay and Producer of the indie hit The Peanut Butter Falcon Aaron Scotti to talk pitching your film. John covers different formats for your elevator pitch, including how to reverse engineer your concept for an unfamiliar audience, encouraging conversation and linking the story to your own personality.

Aaron gives valuable first-hand examples of his pitching journey on The Peanut Butter Falcon where he used John’s tips on presentation to win round his target financiers. John talks about the different types of investor and how to tailor your pitch to their sensibilities. Is your investor a believer or a bean counter? Find out how to speak to their values in this week’s deep dive on pitching.

Follow The Filmmakers Podcast on Twitter: @filmmakerspod | @gilesalderson and the official website

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