Here are the very best places to find freelance film work
Right now is a really stressful time for any freelance worker. Work may not be happening thanks to the Coronavirus, but the bills haven’t stopped. While it feels like the end now, we know how to get you back on your feet the minute life returns back to some kind of normal.
Of course, if you need assistance, we at Film Daily are trying to catalog any freelancers struggling right now in this time of need. Email us your website/port, the best email to contact you at, and your skill set at [email protected] so we can add you to our database.
But once this is over, there’s plenty of places you can look to find new freelance jobs in the film industry. Even if you don’t have the close connections to walk onto a set with no issue, plenty of websites offer the resources you need to book your next gig. So here’s the best places to look for your next freelance job.
Mandy Crew USA
Whether you’re a voice actor, PA, set designer, or cinematographer, Mandy offers positions for every skill set in the film industry. From student short films and commercials, to independent features, a variety of companies post their jobs on Mandy looking for the perfect crew.
You can set up your profile, put your reel or portfolio on, and even customize what alerts Mandy sends you so you can find the perfect job. There’s even an option to search for a specific employer if there’s someone you have in mind you’d like to work for. The only downfall is this is a US only site.
If you’re willing to put in the time to make a Storyhunter profile, it’s 100% worth it because so many major companies use this to find video production staff. But to make sure you’re the real deal, it does take Storyhunter’s team a little bit to verify you and your credentials.
But that’s how you know they’re a solid site: they make sure you’re who you say they are, and they do the same for those posting their jobs. If Airbnb offers you a position to do social media videos for them, it’s seriously someone from Airbnb reaching out.
Georgia Help Wanted Hotline
We all know Atlanta has slowly grown into a media capital for feature films. Nearly every MCU movie shoots down there, Baby Driver, Love Simon, Little, and several other movies over the past few years called Georgia home. So this website, hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, lets companies filming in the state put out a call for any positions they still need filled.
While it does cost a little bit to get your name out there on their website, ProductionHUB offers both full time and temporary crew positions for any project. You can see job listings without a profile as well, so you can decide if this site has what you’re looking for before signing up.
Plus, they’re one of the few sites that has a focus on live events along with traditional sets. If you want to help with a live TV special, ProductionHUB does take listings for those events in a separate category.
We never said all these sites are film oriented. The truth is, connections are the easiest way to hop from job to job, and Linkedin is the best place to build connections. You can still show off your work, put up your past jobs, while also finding your way into the circle of the people you want to talk to.
Yes, not every person in the film industry is on Linkedin. But a lot of companies are using Linkedin to help vet future employees and look up their resumes. So even if you don’t use this as your main tool, it never hurts to set up a profile.
Bethany dreams of making her own award-winning film, but for now writes about other media and current events. She’s a child at heart specializing in hot takes on animated family movies, as well as an unhealthy obsession with 'The Good Place'.