The goal of the Monterey Film Club is to set up an environment to help filmmakers finish their projects by going through all the necessary stages from Development, to Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and finally Marketing & Distribution.
We also have R&R Nights to go out to the movies and have a good time as well as field trips to practice shooting in unique locations.
Contact: Ryan Munevar 949.702.1637
And make sure to add his cell number so incase you get lost or can't find the group you can send him a text message instead of wandering around like a chicken with your head cut off.
The Film Clubs now have over 600 members all over the country making online collaboration the best way to connect everyone that wants to work together on projects while learning new skills.
As scripts get fleshed out and polished they begin to attract the attention of other members that want to help out regardless of where they are in the world.
For example, John, from Ypsilanti, Michigan, could submit a script online and Regina from Berkeley, California would critique it, followed by a rewrite by John, then another critique from Ryan in Monterey, followed by a final rewrite by John.
Then it gets nominated by a Amit in San Francisco to be the Producer and to host the shoot.
Casting is done by Vince down in Los Angeles, with an edit done by Kayla in Santa Cruz and lastly the marketing and distribution is handled by Ryan back in Monterey, as well as Mike all the way over in Arizona.
This may sound like absolute insanity, but since the Devil invented electricity(bless those luddites) and Al Gore/Skynet invented the internet we can now do 90% of this hungover and in our pajamas.
Keep in mind, the Monterey Film Club is now part of a very large family of filmmaking clubs around the country.
If you are interested in this or would like to learn more just stop by any meeting to check us out and feel free to bring a guest.
Anyone is eligible to become a member, however this group is geared for industry professionals, so if you are currently dissatisfied with your 120k a year engineering job and feel like switching careers don't quit your job just yet.
We get a lot of people that are looking to join the entertainment industry as if that will be the cure-all for the problems in their lives but in reality it will only make your life more difficult.
The life of a true industry professional consists of long hours, hard work, and a generous helping of insanity.
Don't be an asshole.
Do what you say you are going to do, and make damned sure you can actually do it.
Don't try to be a nickel and dime hustler with the latest pyramid scheme.
Leave all of your personal problems outside of the group because this is not a self help or support group.
Violate any of these and we will kick you out without notice or remorse.
The intention of this group is not to force members to be involved in every stage of the production process.
We encourage everyone to sit through at least one rotation of the 5 stages.
If you are not interested in a particular stage of the production process, you are not required to attend that meeting.
However, if your piece is selected for production, your attendance is mandatory for the duration of the project.
Also we tend to some pruning so if we haven't seen or heard from you in over 6 months don't be surprised if we remove you from the group.