Workshop/ Film Producing 101

In today’s DIY filmmaking scene, it is not uncommon for one person to be the writer, director and producer of a short film. However, having a separate director and producer working together on a project can help take it to a new, and better, level.

In this talk Dana Bruce will explore how producers and directors work together, go through all the practical details you should think of when developing a film – from inception idea to the shoot itself, but also for its life after the final edit has been completed.  Expect plenty of tips to take away to make your film production run smoothly.

This talk is especially relevant for

  • any creatives who are contemplating making a film on their own and need a reminder of all the aspects they need to think about;
  • film producers and filmmakers who would like to understand the role of a producer better to shape future collaborations.
  • aspiring film producers.

Dana Bruce is a Manchester based Producer who creates award winning films that showcase the ambition, drive and talent of the North. Dana was one of 10 National Producer’s selected for Creative England/BFI’s Creative Producer Initiative and the BFI & Creative England’s Producer Hot House scheme with Warp Films working alongside directors Shane Meadows, Idris Elba and Xavier Dolan. She is currently developing new TV and Feature Film projects with her company ‘Northern Order’