This is the stuff they don’t teach you in film school!

– Jonas Thorjborn, Writer/Director, Copenhagen Denmark

The Ultimate Film Production Case Study – a virtual encyclopedia of movie production experience!

Filmmaker in a Box Incorporates Major Hollywood Film Production Concepts into Hometown Productions.

A special deal for library collections.

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FILMMAKER IN A BOX is an extensive case-study, a one-of-a-kind in-depth and immersive experience through every stage of the making of a micro-budget feature film.

Through candid, first-hand anecdotes, hard-earned by actual independent filmmakers, FILMMAKER IN A BOX helps its users prepare for what to expect before they ever step foot on a set.

This is a self-study course beyond what is covered in film schools. FILMMAKER IN A BOX is a educational resource carefully designed to present timeless information on independent motion picture production. The topics covered will remain pertinent for decades, regardless of technological advances or economic changes.

The uniqueness of this product is in its’ candor and comprehensive scope. Filmmakers offer frank discussions on not only the successful aspects of their production, but the mistakes and pitfalls they encountered along the way.

This resource appeals to film students, aspiring filmmakers, documentarians, short film makers, feature filmmakers, webseries creators and many more. It is aimed, primarily, at producers and directors, but offers invaluable insight to actors, writers, casting directors, cinematographers, wardrobe designers, sound engineers, editors and more.

The team behind FILMMAKER IN A BOX are comprised of professionals with nearly 100 years of combined experience in the motion picture industry. Their talents have contributed to productions like Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, CBS’ CSI: New York and Without a Trace, Showtime’s Dexter, Sean Penn’s documentary Witch Hunt, the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Nominee Steel City in addition to teachings at the New York Film Academy at Universal Studios and contributions to publications such as The Hollywood Reporter, American Cinematographer Magazine, Videography and DV Magazines.

Library Collection $329

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Inside the Box:

FILMMAKER IN A BOX includes 10 discs covering over 17 hours of in-depth, uncensored behind-the-scenes interviews on every detail of the making of a micro-budget feature film:


Casting the actors

Scheduling the film shoot

Securing the filming locations

Lighting the film

Recording and mastering the sound

And much more…

Including a full disc of actual documents used for the film:

The full budget

All of the actor and crew contracts and agreements

The complete screenplay

Daily script sides

The complete film schedule

The daily call sheets for the actors and crew

And much, MUCH more…

This is an educational resource that will be in-demand for a decade or more for anyone interested in the art and practice of independent filmmaking.

I wish something like this existed when I was starting out! It has immense value to those interested in making films or learning how films are made… The next best thing to actually behind there with the filmmakers while they were making it!

Mark Bell, Owner/Publisher/Editor-inChief,

Useful information to be had no matter what your role is’ but as must everyone who works on a micro-budget movie wears multiple hats out of necessity anyway, it makes sense that a guide to micro-budget indie moviemaking would cover, well, everything.

Rebecca Pahle, Moviemaker Magazine

I was amazed how much I learned from FIB, even after 16 years in the industry! Invaluable!

Josh R. Jaggars, VFX Producer on 2012, Fast Five and Hancock

Filmmaker in a Box is the most comprehensive case study I’ve ever seen… I strongly recommend you pick up a copy of this incredibly thorough resource.

Stacey Parks, The Insider’s Guide to Independent Film Distribution