The proven track record of Friends in Film Students who have been through the A-List in the Industry Mentorship Program
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 will be making $500-$600-800 per day! Now I am expecting it. We grow and learn and stumble… which is a greater growth of them all!
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”.
Even if you have someone you admire a lot just ask your mind what would _____ 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 a next thing.
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!
From Corporate America to Full-Time Film Professional!
Jocelyn had gone to school for film and acting, and like what happens to so many of us, she got sucked into a regular job she had no interest in. Yet, she always kept that fire burning for what “could’ve been”… She knew she loved filmmaking, yet the more time went by, the more it seemed like it was almost a ridiculous notion to leave a good-paying job for an unknown film career.
What if people didn’t accept her? What if she was too old? What if she didn’t have the skills? Basically, what if she made a fool of herself? Well, she finally decided to give herself permission to go after the film life she always wanted.
Looking for your niche in film?
Mike was worried people in the industry would be cut throat and not open to letting him in!
With the mentorship program, he went from make no money to full time in the film industry. He’s created his niche to be SPECIAL EFFECTS!
Friends in Film can lead you to agency work too!
Christian did A-list in Philadelphia. It led him to LA and a career at a celebrity artists branding agency!
Want to work on Union TV shows! And be a Director’s Assistant!
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!
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!
How quickly can you become a Production Designer?
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.
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!
What if you have major debt?! Like over $60K? See how Goran used film work to pay it off!
Can you get connected into the film industry if you’re in London?
How to travel the world working on feature films?
Because of FIF, Katie hooks up with people who travel the world making feature films.
Emily tells us how much she’s made in the industry since she started the mentorship program.
Should you take the leap and get into the industry our way?
Want to work for Disney? Want to move to LA? See how Parker did it coming from Columbus, OH.
Parker starring in a music video – the sword-yielding bar maid.
AJ in a commercial!
Jake in LA!
Erin D on How Staying Humble Got Her So Far
Brandon loves the party on set!
If you made it this far, you may want to see us filming with a real tiger
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.
How quickly can you leave your job?
Ashley didn’t know how to get into the film industry. She thought her job at the news station would lead somewhere.
Now, with the mentorship program, she is a Production Manager and HIRING Production Assistants. Yes, she is one of those people you want to make a connection with! ; – ) She’s that fast and that’s what happens when you do the mentorship program!
Tamira becomes a special effects make up artist from the mentorship program!
If you’re in a smaller market you can use the mentorship program to get into the niches even faster! Watch this video!
Can you find film work in London?
Hear how Parker’s connections in Ohio led her to full time work in LA!
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!
FOR EVERYBODY: 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.
If you want to know where you could be in a year, watch this.
Keila gets line producer credit from FIF.
Our first TRANSGENDER filmmaker is rocking it in NYC!
Staci went from working as a waitress to working full time on a Netflix show!
How did John get connected to all the big shows in Chicago?
How to break in professionally when you’re surrounded by negativity?
How to start a film career in NYC.