The Black British Filmmaker’s Guide to Success addresses the need for an up-to-date, practical resource that caters specifically for black content work. No book has been written that specifically deals with the practical aspects of financing, marketing and distribution for black content work internationally. The work of significant 21st century black British filmmakers remains undocumented.
It is a personal development guide that is packed with very practical guidance to assist filmmakers in securing funding, marketing and distribution opportunities for their films. The book contains extensive good practice interviews with key filmmakers and decision makers in the industry who include;
• Michele Raymond, ACP Films
• Jess Search, The Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation
• Ryan Harrington, Tribeca Film Institute
• Slava Rubin, IndieGoGo
•Tim Reid, Legacy Media Institute
• Chris Jones, Living Spirit Pictures
• Dami Akinnusi, Darkling Productions
• Rikki Beadle-Blair, Team Angelica Films
• Djo Tunda Wa Munga, SUKA Productions
• Kolton Lee, Prophet Pictures
• Ishmahil Blagrove Jnr, RiceNPeas Films
My experience in the industry has shown me that the key hurdle for the majority of black British Filmmakers, is a lack of knowledge about options and the quality of the methodology applied, rather than a lack of funding as is commonly perceived. This book is intended to enable maximum success for black content films and encourage smarter working practices.
Book Cover Image: 'Top Girl' (2008) Dir: Rebecca Johnson