I have a way of filming things, staging them, and designing sets. There were times when I thought I should change my approach, but in fact, this is what I like to do. It’s sort of like my hand writing as a movie director. And somewhere along the way, I think I’ve made the decision: I’m going to write in my own handwriting.
Find Film Crew and Actors
Our goal here at FilmLocal is to bring local filmmakers and film crew/cast together to hash out their creative thoughts and create monumentally great films. This site is designed to be a playground for these people to find each other and do what needs to be done to have a completed project. All bases of the industry are covered here, from pre-production to post-production. You’ll find all of the necessary like minded and experienced individuals. This means we have actors, writers, directors of photography, editors, even craft service people. Not to mention all the film gear people are willing to rent out to you; surely at a much lower price and minimal hardships compared to those pesky rental companies. Anything you need, you can find on FilmLocal!
To start, all you need to do is quickly create a free account at which point you will be directed to your profile page. Here you can create your first post on our Film Productions page. In this post you’ll tell the world what your project is about, what crew/equipment you need, proposed start date, if it’s paid or volunteer, and so on. Obviously, paid jobs will attract more attention from people in general, but you will also get the most skilled individuals in the selected position. Once your post is all typed up, throw it onto the site and wait for the messages to pour in.
As the messages start coming in, you will be able to respond as you see fit and begin making your crew list for your next production!
Sometimes you want a very specific look for your film, why not check out our Cast List? Here you’ll find pages for local actors which can be separated by age and gender. Each page has headshots, along with other important information, for all actors on the list. If you’re interested in having them in your film, send them a message! We also have a list of people willing to do extra/background work.
If you want to pick out your film crew try our Crew List! This is our local directory which can be separated by city and position. Each member of the Crew List has their own page which includes their position, gear, demo reels, and much more important information. Keep in mind, however, that this isn’t all the crew FilmLocal has to offer. Only some people sign up for the directory so if you want to reach more people it’s best to post on our Film Productions page, or do both!
If you’re looking to hire a production company to do all the heavy lifting, head over to our Production Company List! This list is generally comprised of profiles made up of teams of people, not just individuals. It’s a great place to go if you think you need someone else to manage your project and bring together all of the necessary elements. Each profile here has a page where they can display helpful information about their company such as location, rate, website, and more. You can search through the directory based on city and specialization.
What if you have all the cast/crew you need and are just looking for some gear? Well, head on over to our Film Gear Rentals page and see if anyone nearby has what you need. We also just added a section for any film related rentals other than equipment! If you need any locations, props, set decorations, carts, etc. find them in AKS Rentals.
We also have a section where local filmmakers can submit an article about their project to be posted on FilmLocal. This is completely free and can be seen by the thousands of filmmakers that use our site! If you’re interested in having your project featured, check out our submission form.