Producing Fundamentals for Indie Filmmakers
$95 For Members
Limited to 8 students
Participants will gain an understanding of the creative producer’s process, timelines and the many idiosyncrasies around an independent film’s life cycle from development through initial deliverables. Lindy Boustedt will share how, through her award-winning company First Sight Productions, she has produced 18 short films and 3 feature films with budgets of all shapes and sizes. She will use her most recent short film and feature film as case studies. Participants are encouraged to bring their own projects to the class for specific advice. This two day workshop will cover budgeting/financing/audience on day one and pre- through post-production on day two.
Lindy Boustedt is a writer/director/producer and co-owns First Sight Productions with her husband Kris. Together they’ve created three feature films and eight shorts which have played prestige festivals, toured the world and been broadcast internationally. They also have a growing YouTube audience, with over 16K subscribers and 6M views.
As a freelance producer, Lindy has brought dozens of projects to life, from branded content to serialized productions, shorts to features. She also works with fearless360º, a startup collective developing content, programming, and curriculum for VR/AR/360º media. With her partners, she created and produced SIFFX (2016), the largest XR festival in the country, TWIST360º, the first focusing on queer content and NFFTYX, the first dedicated to young filmmakers.