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Make 2008 the year you do it!

Raindance presents:
London Saturday/Sunday 21/22 June

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About Elliot Grove
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Elliot Grove, founder of the Raindance Film Festival has produced three features including The Living And The Dead, over 150 shorts, and has four features in pre-production.

He has written many scripts, and 2 books on filmmaking: Raindance Writers Lab (Focal Press 2001) and Raindance Producers Lab (2004).

Elliot also founded the British Independent Film Awards in 1998 and in 2007 co-founded www.raindance.tv.

Few people know more indepenent filmmakers than Elliot
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Raindance is pleased to present Elliot Grove's LO-TO-NO BUDGET FILMMAKING weekend in London Saturday/Sunday 21/22 June.

This is the crash course where Guy Ritchie met Mathew Vaughn, and the course that has come to form the basis of independent film production in the UK and Europe.

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What do Chris Nolan, Matthew Vaughn, Guy Ritchie and James Marsh have in common?
James MarshAll are former students of Elliot Grove's LO-TO- NO BUDGET FILMMAKING class and have gone on to write, produce and direct critically and commercially acclaimed films. BTW James won the two big prizes at Sundance this past January.
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Why waste four years and thousands at a pretentious film school when Elliot delivers clear and concise information that you can use to write, produce, direct and distribute your first feature film, within budgets of £1,000 - £100,000 - £1,000,000.

There's never been a better time to work in the British independent film industry. Everyone wants in. The cinemas want movies, TV, mobile telephone operators and websites all want movies. `

What's so special about this course?

For over 17 years, Elliot has run the Raindance Film Festival, and worked with writers, directors and producers that are now the leading lights in the British independent film movement. He has taught at leading universities in France, Denmark, Japan, Sweden and Canada, and unlike most other film instructors, writes and produces feature films himself, with three produced features, and four more currently in pre- production.

His students have gone on to shoot films that together have grossed more than $100,000,000 at the box office.

From your initial idea to final film, in just two days taking Elliot Grove's LO-TO-NO BUDGET FILMMAKING seminar, you will immediately learn and understand how to shoot, produce, direct, finance, market and distribute your film successfully and efficiently.


London Sat/Sun 21/22 June
Pre-Registration: £250 + VAT = £293.75
You can Book Online Here or call 0207 287 3833
Day 1 Saturday 21 June 9:30 - 6pm


Learn a step-by-step process using proven cost-effective, lo- to-no budget filmmaking techniques.

Discover the best and most efficient ways to produce, direct, shoot and edit a saleable feature film.

Pre-Production: getting organised for an efficient shoot
Budgets from £500 to £1,000,000 are discussed in detail
Proven lo-budget short cuts and faking a million pound budget
Using sound and music to enhance production values
Getting professional actors
The essentials of the art and craft of film directing
More than fifty lo-budget shooting tips
Avoiding the three big filmmaking mistakes
The Five Minute directing school

* all attendees reveive a valuable 100+ page workbook full of useful tips and filmmaking resources
Day 2 Sunday 22 June 9:30 - 6pm


Discover the secrets and real facts behind marketing, selling and distributing your finished film throughout the world and the pre-planning you need to turn your movie into this year's cult classic, and yourself into a hot filmmaker.

The movie game: presenting your first project to investors
Approaching named actors
Distribution and marketing
Publicity: the essential ingredient to selling your film
PR kit: creating an effective package
Film buyers and film markets
Plotting the film festival route
Film financing: executing a strategy for a £50k-£3m budget
Honing a workable pitch for your film
The distribution deal
Putting together a realistic gameplan

* this class is conveniently located at the Arts Theatre in central London - moments from Leicester Square tube

Filmmaking needn't be expensive, or cluttered with mystique. Let Elliot Grove give you the information you need to launch your career.

Write, Direct, Produce and Succeed,

Will Pearce
Raindance Festivals Limited

- Our special repeater fee (-50%) if you've taken this course before and want a refresher
- Ask about our Group Booking discount for 3+ students
- Members of Raindance get a 15% discount. Join today and save.
- Students, OAP's and UB40's 10% discount
- if you live outside the M25 you will qualify for our 10% out-of-town discount

Discounts cannot be combined.

Don't miss out. Don't delay.
Call 0207 287 3833 to book
Raindance Courses Work

Raindance alumni keep hitting the big time:
Alison Owen produced BRICK LANE
Ken Marshall produced LONDON TO BRIGHTON and THE COTTAGE
Mark Ezra produced WAKING NED
Charles Steel produced THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND
Philippa Braithwaite produced SLIDING DOORS
Vadim Jean produced LEON THE PIG FARMER
Paul Brooks produced MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING
Jeremy Bolt produced THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY
Matthew Vaughn directed STARDUST
Julian Fellowes wrote GOSFORD PARK
Guy Ritchie wrote and directed LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS
Christopher Nolan wrote & directed MEMENTO
Edgar Wright wrote & directed SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ
Simon Hunter directed and hot THE MUTANT CHRONICLES

All took Raindance courses.

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Refund requests only accepted until the first break on a weeknight course, and lunch-time on a weekend course.

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