Every indie filmmaker needs to read ‘I Made A Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It’
Today our filmmaking book of the day is Clarissa Jacobson’s I Made a Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It. The informative book is based on Jacobson’s experiences promoting her multi-award-winning comedy/horror short, Lunch Ladies.
I Made a Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It is jam-packed with first-hand knowledge, tips, and secrets on how to enter film festivals, promote your movie, and achieve your wildest filmmaking dreams. It’s required reading for every indie filmmaker who wants to gain an audience, stand out on the festival circuit, and work towards a career as a filmmaker.
Clarissa Jacobson’s short Lunch Ladies is now being watched all over the world on Prime Video, Kanopy, and France’s Canal+. Lunch Ladies follows two burnt-out lunch ladies focused on doing whatever it takes on their quest to become Johnny Depp’s personal chefs.
Dread Central said “the black comedy short Lunch Ladies has been garnering rave reviews from fans and genre veterans alike.” Clarissa made it her business to reach the largest audience possible with her short film, and set out on an adventure which saw her recieve over 30 awards.
I Made A Short Film Now WTF Do I Do With It is an unmissable book for the indie film community. It covers absolutely everything you need to have in your filmmaker toolkit to gain success with your short film.
Learn all about what festivals you should submit to, how you can maximize your publicity budget, how to garner an international presence, how to deal with rejection, how to gain publicity, how to harness the power of social media, exactly what a sales rep does, and much, much more.
You’ll also get exclusive filmmaker discounts from a variety of great indie filmmaker resources such as Reelport, The Ink Spot, and more.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Clarissa holds a B.A. in theatre from Indiana University. She also trained at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. She currently lives and loves in Los Angeles. You can check in with all her adventures in filmmaking here.