Filmmaking

From developing a concept, to screenwriting and directing, filmmaking is a passion that I specialize in and together we can bring your idea to life. Believe me, it’s an exhilarating feeling to see your idea on a screen.

Passion & Creativity

You must follow suit in your pursuit

From developing a concept, to screenwriting and directing, filmmaking is a passion that I specialize in and together we can bring your idea to life. It’s of utter importance that you commence and continue the journey by taking steps forward, everyday! You can reach out to me whether you need to discuss your concept, screenwriting or directing and together we will bring your idea to life. 

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Independent filmmaker & Script consultant

For many of us who take the Independent Filmmaker route it is because filmmaking is a passion. Filmmaking burns within you and it consumes your thoughts. How do I know? Because I am an independent filmmaker myself. I have written film scripts, both feature film and short film scripts and I have shot them here in NYC, and different States in America and in other countries as well.

Therefore I fully resonate with your determination and willingness to turn your script into a film. I can be of service to you because I have done it many times. You can feel free to watch some of my films, all written, directed and edited by me. I’m an independent filmmaker and I know what it takes to turn your script into a reality.

If you need a director for your film reach out to me and let’s get the ball rolling to getting that film in the can, i.e., done! No more procrastination, no more waiting until you’re ready and countless other excuses that can be conjured up. It’s time to execute and get results.

Some of my films

Written & Directed by me
In Dispute

Love, Drama

Ambiguous

Crime Thriller

Until Death Do Us Part

Love, Drama

Before Honor

Crime Thriller

Departures & Arrivals

Coming of age

Assimilate

Love, Drama

FILMMAKING PRICING

Screenplay Consultation
$75 Per Hour
In depth feedback/analysis on screenplay
Notes may range from a few pages to 20+ pages (depends on length of screenplay)
**No screenplay modifications**
 
 
 
 
Director
$600 Per Day
Interpret script
Set the tone of the film
Work with department heads
Work with casting directors to find talent
Direct actors and the camera
Work with editors to assemble the film
Work with sound and music departments

Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most frequently answered filmmaker/filmmaking questions and answers.

Ultimately, if you want your movie to look like it was shot on film, then you need to shoot it on film. However, there are many editing software products that have features that can give your film shot on video a “film look.” But with that said, no such product can precisely resemble the real thing, film.

The technical answer is yes. That’s because copyright law prevents distribution and public performance of protected works, regardless of whether money is exchanged or not.

This is a technical question and the answer depends on the results you’re looking for.

For example, the higher the resolution that you will be editing, the more robust of editing hardware you will need. And it’s not simply a matter of choosing the fastest computer available. Other factors to consider include processor, memory, motherboard, hard drives, operating system, etc.

There is no definitive answer to this question. The best editing software is the one that gets you your desired outcome. That may be the free editing software that came installed on your computer or may be one that you have to purchase.

With that said, two of the most recognizable editing softwares are Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro. Also, Avid Media Composer and Black Magic Design Davinci Resolve are recognized as top tier editing software as well.

The quick answer is, yes!

The privacy laws of each country may vary, but in most economically developed countries you need to obtain permission from an individual to use their image in a media project if they are identifiable. And if the person is a minor, under the age of 18, you normally need a parent or legal guardian to sign a consent form on their behalf.

If anyone appears in your film and is identifiable and never signer a release form, they may be able to sue you for using their countenance without permission. This may keep you from selling or distributing your film. The person whose face is shown without permission may even demand profit sharing.

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It's Art, But It's Also Passion

A word that I often equate with filmmaking is passion. Having a passion for filmmaking is the foundation that keeps me driven in my pursuit to guide and help others develop their film from concept to directing. I look forward to hearing from you so that we can passionately develop your film.

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Zandir Santos

Founder

You Don't Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Become Great.

CONTACT ME

Ready to commence or expand your project? So am I! Use the form below to contact me. It’s with great delight that I look forward to assisting you in achieving continuous successes.

Call me

914-320-3358

Email me

zandir@zandirsantos.com