Before starting the course I was facing an issue of not knowing where to start regarding raising private finance, as well as want to know more intricate details of financing and budgeting for feature films. Working with Alexi during the program was insightful, informative and professional. Now that I’ve completed the course, I’m moving my feature film project towards production, currently focused on the final stages of developing the script to its fullest potential. If anyone asked me about the course, I’d say if you’re missing a crucial piece in your producing skillset, then do the course and fill in the gaps.
An excellent and comprehensive course for filmmakers looking to get their feature films, shorts, or web series off the ground. Alexi takes you through the ins and outs of producing, planning, pitching, budgeting and putting together all the elements you need to raise finance for your dream project.
Featuring a week by week series of lectures and exercises to complete, great insights and tips from a producer who has been there and done that, plus highly helpful support and feedback along the way from Alexi himself, the Producer Accelerator will do exactly that: get you onto the fast track to production.
I highly recommended this course for all serious filmmakers.
Taking part in the Producing Accelerator program has been all that I’d hoped it could be. To have Alexi’s support and practical steps laid out in front of me has allowed me to stay on track and confidently work towards my goal. Highly recommend this course to writer-directors and emerging producers wishing to go from short films into features. Great stuff!
I came into this pretty much not knowing anything about film financing and this course has taught me an incredible amount. The information that is contained in the course plus the guidance and assistance from Alexi has completely changed the way I see and understand the financing side of the business. Thanks to this, my project is now in a really strong position that I would otherwise not have been in.
I came into Alexi’s course very new to the Producing scene. I have a background as a film and theatre actor, and started my creating and producing life in 2015 with my own theatre work. It wasn’t until 2017 when I move into independent film producing. As most of us do I was making it up as I went along, learning from my mistakes, and trying new approaches each time I delved into a new production. I was lucky I was only producing for small productions but new if I wanted to go bigger, into producing my own feature I needed to get some structure around producing. I also came to realise what was holding me back from attracting and wanting to work on larger scale productions was my understanding of finance, how to raise it, the avenues to find it, and the processes around dealing with finance. Up until then I guess I had mainly been working as a line producer rather than the top producer financing projects. When I came across Alex’s course it was perfect timing as a project I had been working was starting to gain traction and get bigger.
Alexi is a joy to work with. Very open and transparent, yet concise and honest about the industry and how he has worked in it. This makes it very easy to ask questions and you feel very supported and part of a team / network rather than the student /teacher hierarchy that can often happen. The support he continues to offer after the course is done is AMAZING! 2 open calls a week to ask or chat about anything to do with your projects is truly an ongoing lifeline I am very grateful for. Having gone through the course and knowing there is a community I can connect with has helped me step up as a Producer and has given me the confidence to work pragmatically and creatively with finance, rather than be scared of it!
If you are thinking of taking this course I highly recommend you do as it truly is the course that keeps on giving and informing.. and hopefully we will get to meet one day too!
Before joining the course, my team and I were looking for the best ways out there to find investors and fund our next film. I stumbled upon Alexi’s ad and decided to give him a call. He was very open with us and even gave us a few tips before we even entered the course. He walked us through what each step would be like and what we would get out of it. We decided to join the course and it has helped us tremendously. He provided hours of video for each individual step and gave us documents and templates that we will be able to reuse for future productions. If anyone is looking to get a jump start on funding their next film or doesn’t know how to approach it at all, I definitely recommend this course!
Alexi does a fantastic job of de-mystifying the producers role through the Accelerator program. Producing is such a pivotal role on any film, and it has for me in the past seemed somewhat insurmountable, but the course breaks down each facet and takes the time to recommend strategies for tackling each task.
I was really surprised at how giving Alexi has been with his time, I haven’t come across too many online courses where the instructor gives you the opportunity for so much one-on-one feedback and clarification.
The biggest thing for me coming into the course, was time management and prioritizing my film making in a positive way. Aside from all the excellent advice given in this course that refers to the specific role as a producer, it’s the modules that focus on time allocation and management that really helped me to structure my days and weeks.
If I had to give any constructive feedback, it would be that there were a couple of modules that slowed my progress a little due to their length. Maybe breaking up some of the longer videos to continue that sense of progression might help.
Would highly recommend this course for any filmmakers willing to take the leap and really ready to invest in themselves.