The proven track record of Friends in Film Students who have been through the A-List in the Industry Mentorship Program
Goran Goes International
Goran is off to France for Cannes! The film he was a DP on is winning an award! We’re so proud of how far he’s come and how FAST he’s pushing his career forward :)
He’s come a long way in just two years!
Goran Working on a 10-day Prada Shoot
Goran is continuously striving to be better: he is always learning, connecting, and appreciating the experiences, opportunities, and people around him. The videos are of him again in his element… giving us great, big clues as to what what the film industry has to offer, He even made a little montage video for his favorite 1st AC!:
Got booked on a Prada job for 6 days plus 3 or 4 after so total of 10 and the rate is $500/day plus over time!
The DP on this shoot is an amazing friend of mine that I met a couple years ago on another shoot.
I am learning and getting paid at the same time. Plus, I’m having a great time and making lots of connections. You gotta love it and it is possible and will happen for you.
YES, I was scared and insecure. I did not dare to think that I would be making $500-$600-800 per day! Now I am expecting it. We grow and learn and stumble… which gives us opportunities to grow!
That’s why, now, I embrace it when I feel it in my stomach or my nerves going out of control. I tell my self, “aha it’s time to grow”.
If you have someone you admire a lot, just ask yourself what would they do? And see what answer you come up with! 👌
One big thing I learned from very successful people is not to just keep looking for next thing… next shining object out there, but to go back and refresh your memory of something that you already learned / know, and that will create a habit and eventually it will become a second nature which will be a signal for you to move to the next step.
I love to do that with books too! I don’t just read it once, I study it.
Here is one of the amazing mentors that I had a privilege to meet and work on many many sets. This is one of the most amazing 1st ACs I had a privilege to work with, and also to start to create a relationship off the work.
She taught me so much, guys. Plus, she connected me to some amazing people that I am now good friends with, and got me a tons of jobs!
Because I appreciate her, I recorded her while she was shooting. I then created a short video of her just as a small token of appreciation! All of this was done from my phone.
What we have here from amazing Janet and all of the Mentors… is all so priceless so take advantage of all aspects of this training and excel not only in film industry but also in life!
And Goran as a 1st AC!
And not long after the Prada project… a Kenneth Cole one.
Goran is doing it all!
$1,000 per day as a Producer?!
Would you like to make $1,000/day as a Producer? Imagine having tons of professionals as your friends… How would life change? Bridget explains the “backdoor” into the film industry and how she became a Producer in only 2 years. We shot this video at one of Janet’s A-list parties. Maybe you can make one of these parties, with all film professionals!
Never Give Up. Success is Just Around the Corner!
Before A-list, Jesse worked in psychology. He had tried to get into film for years, working on student films, and even worked as an assistant to a celebrity. He had given up, when he found A-list. Now he’s a PRODUCTION MANAGER. He HIRES A-list people! He’s up to work on the feature film, Torrance, with Ben Affleck. And just finished Ghostbusters.
He’s the first in his family to work in film!
Carlton works on big feature films: just finished Call of the Wild with Harrison Ford. He’s worked on Veep, American Horror Story, and Law and Order. He is the first amongst his family to work in the film industry.
Can you quit your job and work on a network TV show?
Sparkman’s huge successes!
You don’t have to struggle anymore!
Patrick did everything to get people to notice his work. He applied to postings, emailed his resume, and called people. It was going too slow!
See what he did that landed him at Paramount studios and booking consistent film work!
When he moved to Atlanta to pursue film work, he had no contacts, but used Friends In Film methods to move right back into his niche!
An update from Patrick:
Parker tells us her professional and mental journey from working in a survival job in Columbus, Ohio, to working full time in the film industry in LA!
Our first transgender filmmaker is rocking it in NYC!
What if you’re a kick-ass filmmaker already, should you still do this program?
How to quit your day job and go full time into the industry!
How to get into the film industry when film school didn’t work?
Curtis in Las Vegas goes from apartment building maintenance to working in film!
How to break in professionally when you’re surrounded by negativity?
Ashley tells her new station to take a hike, and goes into the film industry in Seattle using FIF.
AJ in a commercial!
How did John get connected to all the big shows in Chicago?
See where you could be in 6 months!
Rolan recently worked as a 1st AD! HUGE!
In the UK? FIF helps people reach their dreams across the globe.
Can I really make it in the industry without going to film school?
How do you get out of “job jail” and get people to support your dreams?
AJ had celebrity friends…but even they didn’t help much. Only YOU know the life you want. How do you reach for it?
OMG! OMG! OMG! AJ was homeless when he found Friends in Film. Now he lives a life people dream about!
Jen goes from stuck and cleaning a yoga studio to having a career in the film industry (something she never thought was possible!)
Film school or this program?
How to move to LA with a job already in hand, possibly with America’s Top Model?
Racheal is in Portland. She used the mentorship program to quit her job as a waitress at Red Robin and go full time into film. She is currently working on the TV show Librarians. Her next gig is America’s Top Model.
Can you succeed in the industry if you’re from another country?
Lera makes $4-5,000 in the film industry (pays for the program) and gets professional acting roles WITHOUT auditioning!
Thinking about A-list?
The A-list system is working pretty well out there. Andrew used it to go from being a waiter to working on blockbuster feature films and TV shows. We shot this interview at my house, at one of our A-list parties!
Want to work for Disney? Want to move to LA?
See how Parker did it coming from Columbus, OH.
If you are worried you can’t do this, watch this.
What it will feel like when you get your first paid gig?
Should you do this program if you already went to film school and finding some work on your own? See what Lauren says.
If you want to know where you could be in a year, watch this.
Staci went from working as a waitress to working full time on a Netflix show!
What is the best way to make your move to LA?
Watch how Jake goes from a call center job to making $4,000/month as a Production Designer in Los Angeles and living the dream film lifestyle.
How do you dominate the market and get all the work?
Maria is only 2 months into the mentorship program, and gets paid professional work, where other people who went to film school are only working on student films.
Jake goes on location with Grimes, sits in hot tub with producer and makes $600 in 4 days.
Alex talks about big shoots he is on since he started the mentorship program!
Diana is a SINGLE MOM with 2 daughters, she used to work in RETAIL. Now she’s in the Art UNION and making $3000/month working on feature films and TV shows.
Brittney from Utah pays off the program with just 1-2 gigs!
Erin talks about how she’s been on 5 shoots. One of her shoots, Bradley Cooper was producing and acting in!
Wes went to film school now gets in the business using Friends in Film methods!
What if you’ve never knew anybody who has succeeded in film?
Charisse finally knows she belongs (on set) and she’s found her people!
How to get the life you want! Rachel was already a NEWS PRODUCER, and used the program to get into the kind of work she wanted to be in – FILM!
AJ in NY
Chanukah in Atlanta!
Austin in Philly on shoots non-stop, only 2 months in the mentorship program.
Dani gets connections in Los Angeles from working on set in her local market.
Brandon loves the party on set!
How to start a film career in NYC.
Can you really break into the film industry in your small city?
Jake in LA!
Dani has made over $2200 in just a few weeks with the program.
Should you take the leap and get into the industry our way?
Erin meets her hero, Lena Dunham, in the bathroom, on set!
Joe in LA
If you made it this far, you may want to see us filming with a real tiger
Can you get connected into the film industry if you’re in London?
Can you really quit your job, get paid to travel all over the country as a DP, and make $65,000/year all from Friends in Film?
Alicia saw a posting for a big movie in town. She applied but got turned down.
Then, she did it the FIF way, and got “brought in” as Camera dept! She worked that entire movie, and paid off the ENTIRE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM in only 2 months. (And she didn’t even go to film school and know how to work a camera!) It’s not WHAT you know, it’s WHO you know… and you learn that in this program.
Getting Paid for Volunteer Work!
This is why we push people to do freebie work at the beginning— you never know when people will start valuing you as an asset to their production. And yes, you will make mistakes! Not everything went without a hitch for Duran C, who was responsible for bounce boards on this project. But’s that’s how you’ll learn. And volunteer work is where you’ll get the experience you need. And you may STILL GET PAID!
WHAT IF YOU’RE 30-50 YEARS OLD, hate your chosen career, AND HAVE Major DEBT, LIKE $60K?
What if you’ve spent most of your life doing a job you didn’t like, and now the film industry feels like such a long shot? Maybe you thought you could only break in as an actor…
There are so many jobs you can do! See how Goran used film work to pay it off!
Clara in London!