HOW IT WORKS.

HOW TO CONSISTENTLY FINANCE AND PRODUCE FILMS WITHIN 12 MONTHS

level

LEVEL

Early stage filmmaker

the goal

THE GOAL

Film financed in 6 months

course length

COURSE LENGTH

6 weeks

course format

COURSE FORMAT

Online + mentorship

WHAT IS IT?

A 6-week online program with live Q&A calls and a community of filmmakers. It shows you how to finance and produce a film from scratch.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The program is geared towards short filmmakers and feature filmmakers with some experience making short or feature films.

WHEN DOES IT START?

It starts the moment you enrol. You can complete it in your own time and work through it as fast or slow as you wish. You get lifetime access.

WHY DOES IT EXIST?

We created Producing Accelerator because there was nothing that showed filmmakers how to finance and produce their feature filmsWe filled that gap based on battle tested results. 

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS

In order to make a film and start becoming a full-time filmmaker, a program is not enough. Exile Accelerator provides a proven system, a philosophy and set of principles, community and expert mentorship.

proven system
PROVEN SYSTEM

Implement our proven system comprised of a set of principles, tools and processes that any filmmaker can follow to finance and produce their films.

community
COMMUNITY

Access our community of filmmakers who are also taking part in the program. Once you’re in the program and in that community, you’re in it for life.

philosophy
PHILOSOPHY

We have created a philosophy about how to approach filmmaking and your creative pursuits.

mentorship
MENTORSHIP

Receive expert mentorship from established film producers to advise you through the entire production process and give you the best chance of success.

PROVEN RESULTS

$ 0
Raised in private finance
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Short features financed & produced
$ 0
Production budgets raised

COURSE OVERVIEW

Becoming a Producer

Module 1: Welcome to the journey.

  • Who is this program for?
  • Our clients’ success stories
  • Our origin story
  • How the program works
  • Standards and the Exile culture

Module 2: Becoming a producer that consistently finances and produces films.

  • What does a Producer actually do? 
  • Why now is the best time in the history of the film industry to be a Producer
  • The Ultimate filmmakers have ownership of their life’s work
  • Becoming the Ultimate Filmmaker

Module 3: Put your film on a timeline to premiere at a major festival within 12 months.

  • How to use deadlines to your advantage and be accountable
  • Create your production timeline
  • Announce your vision to your team
  • How to consistently hit your targets with a simple time management process
  • Three key things to execute on a daily basis

The fundamentals

Module 1: Prepare a finance plan and know exactly how much finance you need to raise and where to find it.

  • Why your finance plan trumps your budget every single time
  • It all starts with your mindset
  • Prepare your finance plan, understand the sources of finance available to you
  • The hardest question you will ever ask yourself as a filmmaker
  • The point of no return

Module 2: Prepare a top sheet budget that guarantees you move into production.

  • The reason we prepare a top sheet now
  • Relevant concepts you must know as a filmmaker
  • Prepare your top sheet
  • Make sure the figures stack up

Preparing your investment plan

Module 1: Learn to pitch like a pro.

  • Prepare your pitch using our script
  • Learn the pitch meeting structure
  • Practise with fellow filmmakers

Module 2: Prepare your high converting investment material.

  • Why you need private investment
  • How to generate a ROI for an investor
  • Finding accurate comparables
  • Prepare internal projections based on current and historical market data
  • Prepare your business plan
  • How to manage your relationship with a private investor
  • Prepare a sponsorship proposal

Module 3: Implement a private finance lead generation machine.

  • Defining your emotional hook
  • How to automate and track the outreach process
  • The different categories of investors
  • Implement your lead generation system

Finalising your script

Module 1: How to write a script that premieres at a major festival.

  • Why everyone is waiting for the next hit and how to create it
  • How to clearly articulate your premise
  • Making sure your screenplay is structurally sound
  • Great art isn’t made by agreement

Module 2: Take on the role as Studio Executive and financially analyse your project.

  • When to compromise and when to stick to your guns
  • A new paradigm for thinking creatively and looking for solutions
  • Script breakdown and line item budget
  • Executive Producing your script

Distribution and funding

Module 1: Sell your film before you even go into production; meet the festival programmers.

  • Sales agents vs distributors
  • Why you want (and need) both
  • Build your highly targeted distribution list
  • Outreach process and who to speak with at the company
  • Build your tailored festival list and meet the programmers

Module 2: Leave nothing on the table by having a full proof plan for grants and rebates.

  • How to find every funding option available to you
  • The intricacies of Government credits and rebates
  • Learning the fine art of preparing a grant application
  • Where to find in-kind support

Taking care of business

Module 1: The ins and outs of show business.

  • The compounding effect of focus
  • Lead from the front like a General
  • A contract a day keeps the lawyer away
  • Knowing your numbers

Module 2: Project management automation.

  • 3 essential hacks
  • Building a pipeline for your slate
  • Executing with systems

LEARN THE WAY THAT BEST SUITS YOU

Learn anytime, anywhere and whatever way you like with multiple training formats. Exile Accelerator courses come with online, physical, social, live and simulated material.

ONLINE E-LEARNING PLATFORM

Access the training online videos from any desktop or mobile device, anywhere in the world, anytime you like.

E-learning Platform
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INTERACTIVE FILMMAKER COMMUNITY

Join a creative community of filmmakers on the same path as you. Filmmaking can be lonely when you’re surrounded by people who just don’t get what you’re doing. Get inspired, ask questions, generate ideas, make friends and have fun!

EXPERT MENTORSHIP ON DEMAND

Get personalized mentorship from experts who can troubleshoot your problems and provide direction. Our program includes weekly Q&A calls, recordings, student interviews, livestream sessions and 24/7/365 support.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE COMPANY YOU KEEP

Ned

NED

Green Light (2019)
$850k and in production in 5 months

Jason

JASON

West of Sunshine (2017)
Outline to Venice in 9 months

Luke&Erin

LUKE & ERIN

Paper Champions (2020)
$1.4m raised on debut film

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