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Pitch me your Movie or Show

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10 per hour - Virtual OK

It doesn't matter how large or small. If you've got an idea for a movie, hit me up and we'll chat about it. I love nothing more than sitting around and breaking down films to put them back together. I'd enjoy hearing what your idea is. I'll tell you if i dig it, and provide notes.

If you're a filmmaker who's about to try and do some fund raising, I can help you practice your pitch and help you spot any glaring questions that are going to be asked. We can practice it as much as you'd like, and really hammer out the pitch so you have a tight elevator two minute elevator pitch. That's not a lot of time, so getting an idea boiled down to just a series of blurbs can be tough. We'll hash it out.

I can also tell you some of the questions you're going to hear over and over again, and help you prepare some answers to those questions so you don't stand there with your mouth open like i have.

Or if you just always had this cool idea for a movie, you've always wanted to tell someone about it, hit me up. We could just chat about it and hash it out. That'd be fun.

As much or as little help as you need.

Training & Qualifications


I'm an independent filmmaker and writer. I've written and produced several short films, a couple pilots for shows, and a documentary. So I've been in the position of needing to pitch something a couple of times now. Whether it's collaborators who's help you need, or managers to help you organize and sell it, or even just people with money who want to buy the thing.

I've loved stories for as long as I can remember, and consider myself a student of story structure. Being an inside kid, I spent a lot of time daydreaming of weird scenarios or far away worlds. I haven't learned how to daydream less, I've just figured out that if you have a particularly cool idea, you can show it to other people, and they're appreciative for it. So, like the trope you always hear on tv or in movies about the kid who bought a radio or toaster and took it apart, just to put it back together again, I was doing the same thing to stories.

I love collaborating. Some of my favorite times in my life were when I was working on a project, and handed it off to a room of collaborators for each one of them to leave their mark on it as well. When you show someone else an idea, you pass it through the filter of that person's perspective, they help you tear out the parts that don't work, and then offer the best they have to the story. With each person it improves the thing until it's the best version of that thing. Then when your audience connects to it, they connect to not just you, but everyone who helped along the way. It's beautiful really.

Availability & Preferences


I'm usually free in the early mornings every day, and random times intermittently that you can message me to find out.

Trading Preference: I prefer being paid in simbi

Reviews of James


Ray received hour of Pitch me your Movie or Show from James
Jun 06, 2017
James has a real grasp on how to refine your approach to film making. He asked the questions that I didn't even know needed answering, and it gave me ...the perspective I needed.show more
Michael left review for James
Jun 25, 2018
James was excellent but, unfortunately I had to cancel our deal because I was no longer able to provide the service he was seeking.
- provided session of Advise on film or video project for James
Apr 20, 2018
James had many questions and I was only answering one. I shared with him how to plan out his production, and organize his team. Hopefully he’ll ask mo...re questions. Just one at a time. show more
Ashley provided Help with Take a quick market research study for James
Feb 08, 2018
Helped with a survey! Very intriguing!
Harmony provided Help with Take a quick market research study for James
Feb 08, 2018
Quick response time from James, quick and easy survey to take. Thanks for doing business with me! (There is some jocular cussing in the survey, so may...be don't take it with an early reader watching.)show more
Jorge provided Help with Take a quick market research study for James
Feb 07, 2018
Hi James I was a pleasure assisting you in this project. Best of luck! Jorge
Tyler provided unit of Custom Music Composition for James
Jul 24, 2017
James was great to work with! He was very patient and gave good criticism.
Kyle provided unit of Logo Design for James
Jul 11, 2017
Pleasure to work with!
Brooks provided unit of Dungeons and Dragons v3.5 ruling for James
Jul 02, 2017
Very fun collaborating with James; chatted with him for a bit for his podcast, which he was a great interviewer for.
Richard provided session of Podcast advice and help for James
Jun 29, 2017
Alot of great questions...hopefully got the answers you needed!


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About James Snyder

I'm an independent filmmaker and writer. I've written and produced several short films, a couple pilots for shows, and a documentary. I've loved stories for as long as I can remember, and consider... myself a student of story structure. Being an inside kid, I spent a lot of time daydreaming of weird scenarios or far away worlds. I haven't learned how to daydream less, I've just figured out that if you have a particularly cool idea, you can show it to other people, and they're appreciative for it. So, like the trope you always hear on tv or in movies about the kid who bought a radio or toaster and took it apart, just to put it back together again, I was doing the same thing to stories. I love collaborating. Some of my favorite times in my life were when I was working on a project, and handed it off to a room of collaborators for each one of them to leave their mark on it as well. When you show someone else an idea, you pass it through the filter of that person's perspective, they help you tear out the parts that don't work, and then offer the best they have to the story. With each person it improves the thing until it's the best version of that thing. Then when your audience connects to it, they connect to not just you, but everyone who helped along the way. It's beautiful really.show more

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