The Secrets Of Guerilla Filmmaking

The Secrets Of Guerilla Filmmaking

Ferndale Film FestivaL
Saturday, September 5, 2009, 4:00—5:00 p.m.
Como’s Restaurant

Film makers are invited to a free forum on “The Secrets of Guerilla Filmmaking” as part of the Ferndale Film Festival on Labor Day weekend.

This forum will take place on Saturday, September 5, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Como’s Restaurant (northeast corner of Nine Mile & Woodward — 22812 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale 48220) in the second floor banquet room.

You can register for this forum at
There is no cover charge or fee to attend this forum.

This forum will be hosted by Connie Mangilin, curator of the Mitten Movie Project, co-producer and co-host of the Mitten Movie Show, producer of “A Little Knowledge” (Best Film at the 2009 Detroit 48 Hour Film Project), producer of the InZer0 series and feature film, and producer of various other short films.

Mangilin will give a presentation on the secrets, tricks, and lessons learned from making guerilla films. This will be followed by a round table panel discussion on guerilla filmmaking from a select group of directors and producers. To end the forum, a Q & A session will be conducted with the audience.

On the panel are the following filmmakers:

HOST — Connie Mangilin (A Little Knowledge, InZer0, Within the Woods Redux, Mangurt)
Robert Joseph Butler (Retreat, Solitude, Dark Heart, Broken Fidelity, Portrait of a Marriage)
Darren Brown (In Love with Lust, Project 313, Death to the Scorpion)
Tommie Green (Literally, Too Much Information, I Am Legend . . . Mock, ClickAss)
Katie Barkel (Draggers & Rip Spots, Taking Drugs at the Amusement Park, This is 12th Street)
Tom Gurisko (Snagged, Snippy on the Road, Snippy in Space, Snippy Walks with a Zombie, Revolver)
Peter Wulff (Mount of Olives, The Overcoming)

In the “Secrets of Guerilla Filmmaking” forum, the filmmakers will discuss why they make guerilla films, how to shoot your film on an extremely tight or nonexistent budget, how not to burn bridges, how to keep your “A-Team” crew over various projects, how to recruit (and where to find) new crew, among other topics. They will also discuss the tactics of guerilla filmmaking — everything from securing food donations and securing locations without fees to finding actors and finding free or inexpensive props/set dressing.

Space is limited so please register for this forum at

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