Community Indie Filmmaking with Josh Doke
If you ever wanted to learn how to get your local town, group or community behind your indie film this is the show for you. Today’s guest did just that, writer/director Josh Doke got his entire town of Goodland, Kansas to support his film through crowdfunding, production resources and finally distribution.
Goodland was filmed in his hometown of about 4,000 people in Western Kansas and he included as many locals as he could in order to help bring the project to life. We used all practical locations, had vehicles, tractors, props, and costumes donated. He was able to buy a 1990 Crown Vic for $1 from a local car dealership who wanted to help out, and then he repainted it to be a cop car – complete with a donated light bar from the local sheriff’s office. The City of Goodland shut down streets, turned electricity on in abandoned buildings, and pretty much gave him free rein over the town while he was in production.
This is an extremely inspiring story. Enjoy my conversation with Josh Doke!
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
- Josh Doke – Production Company
- Goodland – Facebook
- Goodland – Twitter
- Goodland – Instagram
- Ben Yennie Interview
- IFHTV Video Podcast: Community Filmmaking with Josh Doke
- BlackBox – Make Passive Income From Your Footage
- How to Shoot and Direct an Improvised Feature Film in 24 hours
- Filmmaker in a Box – Learn How to Make an Indie Film
- Martin Scorsese Film Directing Masterclass
- Ron Howard Film Directing Masterclass
- Judd Apatow Comedy Writing/Directing Masterclass
- Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting Master Class
- FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)
- Indie Film Hustle TV (Netflix for Filmmakers and Screenwriters)
- Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!
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