Fast Track for Screenwriters, Film Producers and Film Directors


Fast Track for Screenwriters, Film Producers and Film Directors

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Combine the best of Raindance training with mentorship and tutorials on the Raindance Fast Track. We will provide one-on-ones with some of the brightest and best filmmakers working today so you can get your script written, plan your movie, and source funding.

Raindance Fast Track combines the best of industry context, professional mentoring and flexibility. Fast Track is designed to assist you in getting your project up and running, be it a script or movie.

What they are saying
If you are stuck with an existing project or want to develop an idea this course will give you direction and invaluable feedback from fellow students. Just make sure you commit to the time or you will kick yourself. My short was an idea. After the course and hard hitting feedback I am now filming it and I only wanted to write a good script! Fast track = confidence to go and do it.

Claire Stevens, Writer/Director, Fast Track Jan 2014

Here’s how it works
1. All Participants receive:
Access to our weekly filmmaking and screenwriting group (10 sessions) – an initiative designed to get facilitated and peer feedback on your project.

Up to twenty one-on-one half hour tutorials with a filmmaking professional, who will act as your personal mentor.

Browse our mentors HERE

1 year Raindance Premium Membership : includes free access to Boozin’ N’ Schmoozin’ open networking events.

Your choice of 5 open classes in writing, producing and directing included as part of the course (Masterclasses available at 50% discount for 6 months)

Free pass to the upcoming 2020 Raindance Film Festival

2. Decide what you want to do
The Raindance Fast Track programme is yours to shape.

Are you a writer? A producer? A film director?

At the fast track you could:

Write a feature film screenplay
Produce a short film
Write a Teleplay
Create and launch a Web Series
Make a Documentary
Make a plan of attack
You decide with your industry tutor what producing/writing/directing project you would like to undertake. The tutor will advise and assist you in developing a strategy to enable you to realise your dream.

“I just wanted to say thanks so much for the support you have offered me this year. Talking to you and getting involved in Raindance Fast Track gave me the big creative push I needed to get cracking on my directing career.

The shoot went very well and the first edit looks really good so I am thrilled. Still a bit of work to do, but I am now in the process of getting the next script together and working with Mark to flesh this one out a bit more.

I wish you all the very best for the new year and look forward to learning and making more films.

Thanks again”

Hilary Manning

3. Your Choice of 5 Raindance Open Classes FREE
Raindance offers a wide range of evening and weekend courses designed to get the best information to you in the shortest space of time.

During six months from the start of the Raindance Fast Track you can book your choice of 5 Raindance Open Classes. Choose from our classes in writing, directing and producing that will help you with your career and your project. Masterclasses are available at 50% discount. Browse upcoming courses here.

4. Be Speedy.
We only have 8 places available for this competitive programme. If this sounds like the opportunity for you then don’t delay your application.

Email: courses@raindance.co.uk for a free personal information session

5. Getting your film out there
At Raindance, we aim to provide as many networking events as we can. We try to remain in contact with those who have passed through our doors. With a finished script or project, the next step is to develop a cohesive marketing strategy.

The Raindance Team is always available at your disposal
Telephone hotline
Email support
Pitching workshops
One sheet and other marketing materials
Consideration for Raindance Raw Talent
Course tutor:
Col Spector
Col Spector is a BA (Hons) Film & TV London College of Printing, Raindance MA in Film . Col is an award-winning writer/director who started in non-fiction at the BBC and now works primarily in fiction: writing and directing feature films for the cinema. He also runs his own documentary consultancy business.

Our Mentors include:
Stéphanie Joalland
Originally from France, Stéphanie holds a Masters in Business from Audencia Nantes. She began her career in story development at TF1 International and Canal Plus, worked as a story editor on TF1 animated series such as Emmy-nominated Pet Aliens, wrote live-action TV scripts, created a Sci-Fi animated series for Luc Besson’s Europa Corp for Canal Plus: Valerian & Laureline based on the comics.

After directing short films in France she moved to Los Angeles to study filmmaking at UCLA, graduated in 2008 then set up a UK-based production company Frenzy Films with fellow UCLA alumnus Sean McConville. In 2014 she wrote, directed and produced her first feature The Quiet Hour starring Dakota Blue Richards and Karl Davies which premiered at Galway Film Fleadh, was nominated for Best British Film at Raindance, Best International Film at Sofia Film Festival, won Best Feature at Kansas City Filmfest, showcased at Newport Beach, premiered on Sky Cinema in the UK, and sold to multiple territories including the U.S.

She’s currently pre-producing Sean McConville’s upcoming thriller The Last Moon to be filmed spring 2018 while also developing her sophomore film, Ice, a contained science-driven sci-f thriller.

Stéphanie’s an alumna of Berlinale Talents and IFP Emerging Narrative in NYC. She works as an advisor and mentor on the Raindance MA Film Program in association with Staffordshire University in England.

Simon Hunter
Simon Hunter has directed over fifty tv commercials and three feature films. His directing debut was the horror movie LIGHTHOUSE in the year 2000 and he went on to direct the visual effects-laden sci-fi movie THE MUTANT CHRONICLES in 2008. Simon’s first feature, Lighthouse, was released theatrically in 2002. Simon subsequently became a much sort after commercials director before returning to features with Edward R Pressman’s Mutant Chronicles in the Summer of 2006. Simon flew to Qatar in 2014 to direct 20 episodes of a Scifi adventure series set in the desert. The filming takes place in Qatar, Jordan and India. In 2017 Simon directed his passion project, EDIE which tells the tale of an older lady who climbs a mountain in Scotland at the age of eighty-three. The film has had an enthusiastic and successful theatrical release in the UK and has sold to multiple territories. You can find EDIE cinema tickets here, Simon lives in the German capital, Berlin. Since 1999 he has regularly lectured for RAINDANCE and other organisations.

Want more in-depth training?
Several Fast Track students have gone on to join the Raindance Postgraduate Film Degree programme. Should you wish to formalise your experience, the work you complete can qualify as coursework for the comprehensive Raindance Postgraduate Film Degree. You’ll be assigned a personal tutor who will structure your written work. You will also be invited to work in small collaborative groups.

Current postgraduate students producing projects include:
A documentary on cage fighters
A low-budget arthouse thriller
A horror script
A web series
A short film
A VR project
Analysis of crowdfunding for filmmakers
To speak about Fast Track with the Raindance Courses Director, please call 0207 930 3412 or email courses@raindance.co.uk

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2022-09-05 @ 06:30 PM to
2022-11-07 @ 09:00 PM

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