PREVIEW: How To Write, Fund & Shoot Your First Short Film - With Actor Liam Collins!Jun 23, 2019
A few months back, I got an Instagram DM, asking me to check out an actor's first short film.
I get A LOT of requests to watch stuff, and always try where I can. The quality of projects varies, but once in a while I'm really blown away.
Actor, Liam Collins' film, My Toughest Battle - starring Coronation Street's Brooke Vincent - was one of these instances.
The film tells the story of a young boxer, who fights to understand and talk about his depression. Its production values are great, the cast do an incredible job, and it carries a really important message about mental health.
Another important message it carries - is that if YOU are an actor, with an idea for a short film - YOU REALLY SHOULD MAKE IT!
I got Liam over for a chat, to tell us EXACTLY how you do that!
During our chat, Liam and I discuss:
- Liam's entry into the acting industry.
- The importance of taking your acting career into your own hands.
- Why actors need to STOP wasting money on sh*t, and start spending it on their career!
- Where the inspiration for My Toughest Battle came from.
- Mental health, and its prevalence in today's society.
- How Liam wrote the film in just one night.
- Why Liam had to lose 2 stone to star in his film.
- How Liam managed to raise £20k to fund the film.
- Casting decisions and how Corrie's Brooke Vincent got involved.
- How you assemble a crew to shoot a short film.
- Why your producer is EVERYTHING!
- The hidden costs of post-production.
- The best ways to promote a short film.
- Short film festivals, and the ones worth entering.
- The importance of determination and trusting your gut.
- How EVERYONE has a story to tell!
- Whether or not, you can you REALLY be fearless?
- Liam's TOP life lessons.
And MUCH MUCH more!
If you've been thinking of creating your own short film - THIS podcast is invaluable!
Hit 'play' NOW!
My Toughest Battle Trailer
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