Using Lean Start-up Methodologies in Filmmaking

Using Lean Start-up Methodologies in Filmmaking

Using Lean Methodologies In Film

I am a filmmaker and also an entrepreneur, and very involved in the start-up community in Dallas, Texas, USA.  It is my desire to be a part of creating a new business paradigm for the film world that enables Independent Filmmakers to be successful completely outside of the Hollywood system.  With the rise in technology and people getting their entertainment on their smart phones, tablet computers, laptops, and smart Televisions never before in the 100+ years history of film has there been this much opportunity to create a new world, a new system, and new paradigm.  Hollywood is the entrenched business model, mired in its own, top heavy, system.  And like all entrenched systems they have little desire to change, they want to keep the power structure the same.  The problem is because of technology they can’t, no matter how hard they try.  And that represents opportunities for us, the start-ups, the entrepreneurs, and forward thinking filmmakers of the world.   In the making of this film I hope to not only create a quality film, that people really enjoy, but to begin to build a new way that will empower independent filmmakers from all over the U.S. and the world.  There are so many very talented people all over the country and the world that deserve to have their stories be told, instead of the quite often unoriginal films and programs coming out of Hollywood, and many that appeal to the lowest common denominator in people.    Hollywood is holding desperately to its model of filmmaking and distribution  and so we see more and more “blockbuster” films, comic book hero movies, 3D extravaganzas in order to get people to come out of their homes (and away from their awesome home theater systems).  This is creating a vacuum, and a hunger for more films of meaning, story driven, and character driven.  This is the time of opportunity for us Independent filmmakers and entrepreneurs to fill that void.  I will be addressing this periodically throughout this blog.