I am thrilled to announce the official launch of The Backlot – An exclusive community for independent feature filmmakers.
The Backlot was engineered with one purpose in mind: To make your next feature film a reality.
Nearly every filmmaker has a goal of making a feature, but few have the resources or bandwidth to pull it off.
Making a film is never as simple as having a great idea – it’s about the creative execution, the business strategy, the marketing, the team behind the film, and countless other variables.
I’ve addressed these issues for years on this blog, in my newsletter, and even in paid courses. But with The Backlot, I am taking things to a whole new level by creating an interactive experience.
Here’s how it works –
The Backlot is a private, members-only community that lives on my website, and that you can sign up for as of today.
As a member, each week you are invited to a live interactive meeting where we discuss the art, process and business of independent feature filmmaking.
These meetings can serve as a blueprint to complete and release a finished feature film of your own. We will cover the filmmaking process from A to Z, while tackling other crucial subjects like audience building and marketing.
If you can’t make it to a meeting, no sweat. All of our sessions are recorded and permanently available in an archive, but I always recommend attending if you can. Doing so will allow you to ask questions and connect with other members in real time.
Each meeting has a specific purpose, whether it’s coming up with a great concept for your feature or discussing the challenges of producing during the pandemic.
I will host most of the meetings myself, but we’ll also have guest speakers come in, Q & A sessions, member takeovers, film screenings, and other special events.
Since this is The Backlot’s first year, our meetings will follow the filmmaking process in a linear order, starting with development, and eventually moving to production, distribution and beyond.
My goal is for you to follow along each week and put the lessons into practice.
If you choose to, by this time next year you could have a completed feature film in your hands.
And to make sure you get there, I’ll be in the trenches with you.
In addition to hosting our meetings and guiding members toward the completion of their features, I will also be making a feature of my own too. This film will serve as a case study for the group, along with some of your films.
If you’re not yet ready to make your movie, but still want to educate yourself on the process – this community is still for you. Outside of the weekly meetings, there are a bunch of other member perks too.
Current member perks:
- Exclusive guest speaking events
- Virtual cocktail hours
- Networking opportunities
- Feedback forums
- Product discounts
- Monthly giveaways
- Much more!
In January, not only will we have our first virtual cocktail hour (where we’ll pitch film ideas), but we’re also running our first giveaway: A $500 gift card to B & H.
Every new member is automatically entered to win.
All of this is of course in addition to our regular weekly meetings, which will kick off on January 4th.
Below is a quick tour of The Backlot, to give you an idea of what to expect when you become a member –
Membership costs $30/month, with no annual commitment. Simply sign up and try out the community. If you choose to, you can cancel any time.
To join the community today and take the next step toward making your feature film, click here.
Once you sign up at this link, you’ll be immediately directed to The Backlot dashboard.
For future reference, you can also access The Backlot by visiting noamkroll.com and clicking the Log In button in the main menu.
I’ll see you on the lot…