Introduce Yourself : Who Else is Doing a Proof-of-Concept? by Donn Swaby

Donn Swaby

Who Else is Doing a Proof-of-Concept?

Sup ya'll! Anybody else doing a proof-of-concept short? I am close to finishing mine and gearing up to reach out to my contacts and start getting some pitch meetings. I have a Look Book, Pitch Deck and even a Line Item Budget. I don't have a lit rep, but I have a few producers and two entertainment lawyers who I plan to work with in getting my project in front of the right people to secure financing for the feature. What strategies are you employing? Hit me up and let's share ideas on how to get our work seen and made!

Sheila D. Boyd

Hi, Donn. Nice to meet you.

If things go as planned (they usually don't), around January 2021 I'll be shooting either a proof-of-concept or the pilot for a streaming series 'The Unfuckables,' depending on the funds I raise. Best of fortunes on your project.

Donn Swaby

Wow, that title already has me intrigued. Is it a comedy? Wish you the best as well.

Sheila D. Boyd

Yeah, serialized two-season comedy about a female grad student in psychology who teaches four guys the ins and outs of relationships because none of them - all normal, productive men - can manage to get laid.

Thanks for the well wishes.

Joe Lam

Hi Donn, I'm 2 weeks away from finishing a $40k short film partially financed through crowdfunding and is based on an award-winning feature screenplay. It's already turning heads with some major producers I've shown it to. Would love to chat about how you're getting it out there. I built a website for mine and raising additional funds to have the Budget & Business Plan done by a Line Producer. Check it out here and let's connect!

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