If you like working with indie film-makers and set designers helping them build and power their sets, but don't like the last minute intermittent schedule, then this job is for you.
The typical need on many indie productions is very small. Maybe they need someone one day to run 6 outlets throughout a 3,000 sq ft warehouse for lighting. Or for one scene a wall needs to be built so someone or something crashes through.
Craftspeople get a lot of gratitude from the whole cast & crew when they help make a scene happen. But the problem is that the work in Philly is usually piecemeal and/or low-pay.
But not for much longer! Philly Features is building a pipeline for low-budget indies in Philadelphia. So we will need a team of people that wants to specialize in indie film work, sharing best practices (speed, safety, teamwork, cost-cutting, etc.) for construction.
A skilled team that's able operate on a low-budget will get more work and more screen credits faster -- and then that reputation gets even more work. Added to this we have a marketing team that will help promote the construction team in the area.
The long range plan (6 months) is that once the team gets good and well-known they will be in demand for not just our in-house features but for all the indie work in Philly / South Jersey/ even Baltimore area.
The no-budget stuff is too low. The big budget stuff belongs to unions and the people with huge resumes. But If you want to build a big resume in motion pictures AND get well-known AND work on a team doing set construction, give us a call.
All our teams (locations, casting, camera, editing, etc.) are working part-time unpaid TO put together the paid opportunities doing what we love: feature motions pictures in Philadelphia.
If you can invest 6 hours a week in the beginning to jumpstart a mini business within a business, (we are doing development work on Saturdays mostly) please contact us.
Trevor Hufnagel Set Construction Coordinator Philly Features