How To Produce A Short Film

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Tash Ann

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Writer, Director, and Producer of over 50 short-form projects. Winner of 22 awards and screened at over 10 festivals.

Tash Ann has produced and directed nine short films before joining Icon Media, where she produced 45 pieces of short-form content varying from narrative to documentary to reality. Her web series pilot ABSTRACTION is currently making the festival rounds. To date, ABSTRACTION has won 22 awards and screened at 10 additional festivals. She directed her first short, BIZARIA. It aired at a Hollyshorts event at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood and was promptly licensed by ShortsTV, airing for 3 years on DirectTV. Full Bio »

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A New Exclusive Webinar

Learn From A Producer Of 45 Short Films!

PLUS! Get A Production Resource Guide


When you start your career with your first short film, you may not have a full grasp of the how to approach the process to achieve the highest levels of success.

While making any first short film is an effective way of learning, making films costs a lot of money and every opportunity should be for your maximum creative experience and benefit.

In this exclusive Stage 32 webinar, award winning short filmmaker Tash Ann will help give young filmmakers an edge as she shares the four biggest things she wishes she knew before she made her first short film. Tash wants you to succeed so you now have a chance to learn from the mistakes she made when she was starting out. 

For most beginning filmmakers, making your first short film can be a daunting concept. For some people it’s so daunting that they don’t even start. Even in many film schools, people aren’t taught a no nonsense, step-by-step guide to self produce their own small projects. So when you write (or get access to) that first amazing short script you want to make, you may be completely in the dark about what happens next.

Luckily, Tash has stumbled through her early producing experiences and has emerged with meaningful knowledge to share and she is here to teach you how to make the most of your opportunity when you set out to make your first short film. 

Plus! Tash will provide her production resource guide and links to her early short films, which she will also discuss in the webinar.

Don't miss your chance to learn short filmmaking from one of the best in the business!


PLUS! You'll receive:

  • Production Resource Guide



"Tash is very dynamic and extremely hard working. She is very passionate about her work and creating meaningful and powerful stories. She's an extraordinary talent with a beautiful vision for crafting and producing films and videos that truly impact her audiences." -- Aastha Lal Vice President of Operations, Icon Media

What You'll Learn

Early Mistakes and Pitfalls

  • Brief introduction to Tash
  • My 4 biggest mistakes and what I learned to do differently
    • Adequate preparation and your attitude will make or break you
    • Contracts, legal and working with friends
    • Budgeting-even when there is no budget
    • On set Lingo and Equipment Knowledge - Before you start

Practical Tools to Avoid these Pitfalls

  • How to make a simple budget and what it should include
  • Where to find basic agreements and why it’s important!
  • The Basics of film lingo and equipment
  • The Key elements in Film prep:
    • Director Prep
    • Production Prep

What to do When Things Go Wrong

  • Problem solving in real time - things will always go at least a tiny bit wrong
  • Learning to pivot a scene for obstacles without losing the important story and character points
  • Leaning on your cast and crew and letting go of your ego
  • Learning from your mistakes and moving on!

Q&A with Tash

About Your Instructor

Tash Ann has produced and directed nine short films before joining Icon Media, where she produced 45 pieces of short-form content varying from narrative to documentary to reality. Her web series pilot ABSTRACTION is currently making the festival rounds. To date, ABSTRACTION has won 22 awards and screened at 10 additional festivals.

She directed her first short, BIZARIA. It aired at a Hollyshorts event at the TCL Chinese Theaters in Hollywood and was promptly licensed by ShortsTV, airing for 3 years on DirectTV.


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