Published by Focal Press

Get it on

" …contains sound advice, support and encouragement for short filmmakers. It is a wonderful learning tool for those with ambitions to succeed in a very competitive industry." David Parfitt, Oscar winning producer for Shakespeare in Love.

Making a short film is one of the first vital steps to becoming a filmmaker. This book and DVD is a 'short filmmakers kit' for aspiring producers. It combines advice and inspiration with essential practical information as well as a real-world case study of the making of the short film, 'Ghosthunter', providing a rare inside view of the process.

Alison Reddihough and Simon Corris set up Amulet Films to produce high quality short films with the main aim of proving they could be done professionally on a shoe-string, with very little formal training. This is the book Alison and Simon felt they needed, but couldn't find before they started out and when looking for advice and guidance on the process of producing a short feature film.

Ian Lewis is a freelance producer/director/writer who has worked on many productions for both the BBC and independent companies. He has also made around 250 promotional, corporate and training productions. He runs The Farnham Film Company ( and has made over 400 films and programmes.