Stop Waiting to Make Your Indie Film


Are you tired of jumping through hoops trying to get your film off the ground?  Or perhaps you are a creative who dreams of making your own film, but you're not sure how to make it happen?

In this introductory workshop, I'll share step by step how to develop and raise finance for your indie film.  Based on what we teach at the Rebel Heart Film Workshop (, we'll cover:

- the importance of momentum and how to get it going

- the package you need to create to entice investors

- how to make a concept trailer that hooks in financiers

- where to find the money

- strategies for sucessfully raising finance

This class will be taught by me, Diane Bell (bio below).  The teachings are not based on theory but on my real life experiences making three feature films in the last six years.  You will leave with a clear plan of how to get your own stand out indie film off the ground and the inspiration to do it!  Taking the leap to making my own film in 2009 changed my life - if you've been waiting for it to happen, stop waiting and make it happen yourself.

PS although the workshop will be 2 hours, plan on staying another hour at the end for refreshments and chat.  I'd love to hear about your projects and help you get them going!

Diane Bell is a writer and director.  Her second film, BLEEDING HEART, a thriller starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet, premiered Tribeca 2015 and will be released on Nov 3 on VOD and Dec 12 in theaters.  Her first feature, OBSELIDIA, premiered in Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2010, winning two awards and was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, including one for best first screenplay.  She is currently in post on her third feature, OF DUST AND BONES.  She was a participant in the 2011 Sundance Screenwriting Lab, and mentored in the inaugural Sundance/Women in Film mentorship program.    In addition to writing and directing films, Diane with her producing partner Chris Byrne, is a founder of the Rebel Heart Film Workshop program (, in which she teaches step by step how to make a stand out indie film.  She is passionate about making great films and helping others to make them too.





Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 2:00pm
2 hours
Signups: 15 / 15
Class is full!