Hi. I’m Courtney Daniels.
I’m an independent filmmaker from Houston living in Los Angeles.
Why do I look happy?
Because I’m not waiting for anyone to pick me.
I’m not trying to get financing.
I’m making movies NOW.
And I’ve shared everything I know about independent filmmaking in my new book.
If you read it now, you could start shooting your first movie immediately.
THIS is the book I wished existed when I was making my first feature and then, later, when I hadn’t yet saved up money for my second feature but was dying to make something.
In it, I briefly cover how to make a film with a crew for around $35K. The rest of the book is devoted to the “almost no budget” approach, in which I tell you how to learn to do everything yourself–operate a camera, light actors, record sound, and edit footage.
If that sounds impossible, consider the fact that I couldn’t even set the time on a watch, yet I got a camera, some lights, and a subscription to Adobe Premiere Pro editing software, and within a few months, I was shooting and editing scenes for my latest feature, This F*%king Town.
Working solo with actors is low-pressure, low-stakes, and FUN. When I started doing it, I was so excited I wanted to encourage others to try it. Which is why I wrote my book.
Stop waiting to be picked, stop waiting for permission, stop waiting–period.
Get my book and make your dream come true.
BUY DIRECT here (get a beautiful offset-printed copy of the book from my publisher).
BUY ON AMAZON here (get a print-on-demand copy–not quite as beautiful, but the text is exactly the same).
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT MY BOOK
Get YES YOU CAN – How to Make a Movie for Almost No Money here, now.
I’ve made three features.
What Other Couples Do has been seen by over 2 million people and can be streamed on Amazon Prime and Freevee, Tubi, and iTunes.
Bedroom Story is about a long-married couple who hits a rough patch. It can be streamed on Amazon Prime and Freevee, Tubi and iTunes.
My latest movie, about actors looking for love and work in Hollywood, This F*%king Town, can be streamed on Amazon Prime, here.
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