Jumpstart Film School

Jumpstart Film School

7 Episodes

Welcome to Jumpstart Film School. This is a show dedicated to providing you with the motivation and knowledge to make your first feature film. The show is hosted by filmmakers Joseph Mbah and Nick LaRovere, who have collectively produced multiple feature films that have been distributed internationally, to include on Netflix. The show is packed with information, covering a wide variety of critical topics, particularly insights they wish they knew when they made their first feature film. They hope that this show will help you start out ahead of the game.

Jumpstart Film School
  • Mindset & goals surrounding your first movie

    Episode 1

  • Developing your story & writing your script

    Episode 2

    In this episode we give you the missing key to get started making a film that is doable with the resources you have available, and not the ones you wish you had - and not let your script hold you back. We cover topics such as:

    - Don't start with your plot first
    - Make a list of all your resource...

  • What's your plan for this movie when it's done?

    Episode 3

    In this episode will cover 4 things you need to keep in mind before you start shooting your first film. We go over topics such as:

    - Who's your audience?
    - Where are your audience?
    - Building an audience or selling to an existing one
    - Methods of distribution

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  • Write your script

    Episode 4

    In this episode, we cover all things writing, with the intent to get you on your way to writing your script. We cover topics such as:

    Approaches to Story Structure.
    Developing characters with depth.
    Making room for known actors.
    Write the script that works with what you have.
    Write your script ...

  • Relationships & team building - Bonus Episode

    Episode 5

    In this episode, Joe and Nick touch on an incredibly important topic which will be key to to your long-term success as a filmmaker, as well as enjoyment of the filmmaking process.

  • How Joe and Nick met and made their 1st movie - Bonus Episode

    Episode 6

    In this episode, Nick and Joe talk about how they first met, and how it led to the decision to collaborate on filming and seeking distribution for their first feature film.

  • The films that inspired us - Bonus Episode

    Episode 7

    In this bonus video, Joe and Nick go off the cuff and talk about the films and television shows that inspired them to become better filmmakers, and why their posters are on the set.