Hi, I’m Leaf!
Who are the FIF MENTORS?
The FIF MENTORS have been through the FIF Craft Certification program, and now are FULL time in the film industry. They are always working on set.
FIF Mentor Leaf completed the FIF Craft Certification program, and is now dominating the film industry. Before she did the mentorship program, she was trying to get into the film industry, just like you!
The FIF Mentors are popping in to help you and answer questions, but keep in mind, we are doing this for FREE. We are on 14 hour/day shoots ourselves during this training so we will help you when we can.
The FIF Mentors are here to show you the incredible program that Friends in Film is, and you can see that it leads directly to people working in the film industry FULL TIME.
SHOWS & FEATURES I HAVE RECENTLY WORKED ON:
“Pitch Perfect 3”
“Ernie and Cerbie”
“Nappily Ever After”
MY LIFE BEFORE THE FIF CRAFT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM:
Before the FIF Craft Certification program I had just left college with the vague idea that I wanted to work in the film industry. With all the swagger of naïvety I figured that since I was already in Atlanta, and Atlanta was such a hotbed for film right now, I would give myself a year to figure out how to get in the film industry and if I couldn’t I would go to grad school for film to make connections. Yes, it would take massive student loans, but with a film industry job, I could pay those off easily, right? I had no idea what I was doing.
I learned about Friends In Film about a month before i moved home form college. After doing the Career on Fire and hearing form my friends who were already in it, I decided to go for it! I am so glad I made this decision because it saved me thousands of dollars and massive loans. one month into the program I decided to give Janet’s teachings a try in a smaller market and use them to get myself a safety job while i worked on getting paid film work. Low and behold I had three job interviews by the end of my first day of job hunting and two job offers by the end of my first week! If these tools worked here, why not in film?
Guess what? They did! I started getting paid work by my second or third month in the program and by my sixth month I was ready to quit my safety job and work full time in the industry. I haven’t needed a safety job since. And those big time film paycheck i was sure would have covered my student loans? Nope, film school is so expensive that one of the assistant writers on the History Channel show Manhunt: Unabomber was telling me that he graduated film school over ten years ago, has had cushy writing jobs since, and STILL hasn’t paid off his student loans. Bullet dodged!
MY LIFE NOW!
Now, life is pretty great. By the end of my second year of PA work I had paid off my auto loan on my car, bought my own townhouse, and entirely support myself on film work. I have even started learning the job of the Producer’s Assistant – and I am getting paid to do so :) Slowly but surely we all move up the ladder. I can’t wait to work with you guys!
Feel free to message me with any questions you might have; I will be happy to answer them! Film is definitely about who you know, so get to know your FIF Mentors and we will get to help you!