I have been developing films for over ten years. It’s testament to the truly hellish nature of independent film in this country that even though several have come extremely close to closing finance none actually have.
The work that has gone in to each is colossal. For each of these I have written multiple drafts of the script, seeking professional feedback at appropriate junctures. Budgets and schedules have been produced. Principle cast have been attached where possible. And I have made a sizzle or teaser to give viewers a sense of the film.
The returns for failure are non existent, so film development is truly not for the faint hearted. I am though on the cusp of finally getting there and one has closed finance.