Film Subgroup

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the Film Subgroup was launched at the June 11, 2007 meeting with a talk by Tim League, founder of the Alamo Drafthouse

  • Film BootKarma Group - all Bootstrap participants must have a validated Bootstrap OpenID to join any Bootstrap subgroup. Please email the subgroup lead with your name, email address and OpenID (go to: MyOpenID to get your free OpenID).


  • Brandy Rainey Amstel - Strapped Entertainment/Set It Off! Productions, Bamstel AT strappedentertainment DOT com


Encourage and support bootstrappers in the film industry to bootstrap their films and support each other. The film industry, as with many others, is undergoing a huge shift. Hollywood is moving to even larger-scale productions of concepts that have existing brands and can be serialized - Spiderman, Pirates, Shrek, Oceans, etc. Meanwhile, the costs of making films has gone dramatically down both from a recording and editing standpoint, making it more accessible. Bootstrap filmmakers can find their niche customers through innovative sales, marketing and use of the Internet. This requires a shift in mindset away from investors and movie theatres as final destinations. It even changes what a "film" is, as consumers start consuming stories on their computers, ipods and phones.

As with any period of change, it's a time of great opportunity for bootstrappers!

Film Screening Locations

These are the venues around town that offer film screenings: