Framing the Illusions is a book that evolved from a few years of social media observations. Steven Rumbelow was dismayed while watching both new and experienced filmmakers fall victim to scams and false hopes. These scams are brought about by those who prey on the dreams of writers, directors and producers who are desperately trying to get their works produced in this very uncertain landscape of indie film following the crash.
He decided to write a kind of instruction book for navigating a way through the minefield of development. It covers all the processes of development, how to proceed and what is expected through each phase, from script to casting and distribution to financing, including how to identify scams.
The book is specifically targeted to the emerging filmmaker, the guerrilla filmmaker and the low-budget filmmaker. It is dedicated to those who are trying to keep the low-budget indie film market alive.
There are no pitches for seminars or workshop promotions here, just straight info.
Steven Rumbelow has directed over 200 productions in all media (9 feature films, about 70 major stage productions, 64 episodic TV productions, scores of music videos, about 20 commercials, TV Specials, opera and dance). These productions have won over 100 awards between them including several Bessies for the commercials, three Outstanding Film of the Year awards at the London Film Festival and his production of Moby Dick (starring William L. Petersen and Ted Levine) was nominated for 11 Chicago Jefferson Awards of which it won four. His reputation has been built on cutting-edge and high-quality independent productions in all media that are conceptual and visually dynamic.read more
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