SHOOT FROM THE HEART - the Amazon bestselling book on making a successful indie film
This book is your ticket to making your standout indie film!
It's become THE bible for aspiring filmmakers who are ready to stop waiting and get their movies made - it's even used as a textbook at UCLA film school.
If you're ready to stop dreaming about making a movie and actually make it, this is the book you need.
I've written and directed three films. Watch them now...
"Gentle, intelligent, gorgeously made, and utterly eccentric." - Variety
Winner of two awards at Sundance and nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards (including Best Screenplay), this quirky road movie follows a man who is writing an encyclopedia of obsolete and a beautiful cinema projectionist on their journey to Death Valley to meet with a climate scientist who is predicting the end of the world.
"An intimate thriller ... Biel intrigues and commands throughout." - Vanity Fair
Starring Jessica Biel and Zosia Mamet, this feminist thriller premiered at Tribeca and went on to be widely distributed. An exploration of sisterly love and violence against women - how far would you go to help a woman in trouble?
OF DUST AND BONES
"A rigorously minimalist film...that builds to tremendous effect." - Port Townsend Leader
A haunting exploration of grief, this slow burner addresses the question of how we can live in a world of senseless horror and brutality. Filmed entirely on location in Joshua Tree, California, it's a devastating portrait of grief and the effects of war.
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WRITE YOUR SCREENPLAY IN 8 WEEKS
This legendary course has helped over 500 screenwriters get their scripts finished. If you're ready to stop talking about writing a script and actually write it, this is for you.
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THE DIRECTING MASTERCLASS
Everything you need to know to direct your own stand out indie film. One of the most loved courses I've ever shared - even if you're just "director - curious", this course will change the way you look at movies and movie-making forever - and give you the confidence to step to the director's chair yourself.START TODAY >
Learn unconventional techniques and mindset shifts to achieve your goal of getting your script on the screen. This is ESSENTIAL for all serious aspiring screenwriters.JOIN NOW >
THE SHOOT FROM THE HEART FILMMAKING ACADEMY
The ultimate companion to your journey to making your movie! Over 26 video lessons guiding you through every stage from developing your script to raising finance to getting your film made and out in the world. Filmschool in your pocket, at a fraction of the price.SIGN UP NOW >
THE SAVVY SCREENWRITER
You've written a script - but now what?! This course is designed to help you bridge the gap between amateur screenwriter to professional, providing you with all the real life knowledge you need to go pro.LEARN MORE >
THE SCREENWRITER PRO TRILOGY
If you've got a script that you want to sell, this trilogy will get you there!
Includes three distinct programs: REVISE YOUR SCRIPT, SALES TOOLS THAT SHINE, and SELL YOUR SCRIPT.
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This is a mindset course for the screenwriter or filmmaker who struggles with money and has bought into the idea that you can't REALLY make a living doing what you love. If you're ready to claim it ALL, both financial freedom AND a creatively fulfilling life, this course is for you! It's entirely self-paced and in-depth, guiding you on an inner journey that will change your life.
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“Diane Bell’s masterclasses are the best. I couldn’t recommend them more! They’re always a great mix of technical, very specific advice on specific skills, and the mindset work that creative people need above all else - but is never really talked about out there. It’s real content and value. Worth every minute of your time.” -
“We start shooting tomorrow on my first film. I couldn't have done any of this had I not been studying with you. Whether the SFTH Acadaemy, or the Masterclasses you share, they are all jewels that I will cherish in my heart forever. I am so grateful to have you in my life Diane. You're truly an inspiration.” -
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